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The WDVX Big Plate – 2/24 – Tim Decker and Tennessee River
February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tim Decker is originally from Jonesborough, TN now resides in Sweetwater Tn, with his wife Crystal. He started playing Piano at the age of 9. Progressing to Banjo and Guitar in his teen years he won 2nd place in the Kentucky State Banjo Championships in Middlesboro, Ky junior division. He attended East Tennessee State University (E.T.S.U.) as a music major and performed with the E.T.S.U Bluegrass Program under Jack Tottle. He played country music on the road on semiprofessional circuits and showcased twice in Nashville, Tn for major record labels with 2 different country acts in the early 1990’s. In 2012 Tim was half of the duo of “Decker and Skinner and the Blue Ridge Cut Ups” which appeared on the Song of the Mountains television show with Tim White. During that time, he raised a family and worked until taking early retirement and reentered the genre of Bluegrass Music. Tim’s influences are Bill Monroe, John Duffey, Charlie Waller, Red Smiley, Tony Rice, Earl Scruggs, J.D Crowe and Don Reno.