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Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
Tim Kidd - Bass
Bassist, Tim Kidd, currently keeps time for the
Radio Ramblers. Originally from Lebanon, Ohio, he
currently resides in Morrow, Ohio with his wife, Tiffany, son, Taylor
and daughter, Trinity. Tim is a Corrections Officer at the Warren
Correctional Institution, a state prison in Lebanon.
He was raised in a talented family of musicians.
His grandfather is a pastor and gifted singer, his mother an
outstanding singer and pianist, and his father an exceptional singer
as well. She sang in a southern gospel group, The Singing
Gospel Jewels, and he in The Gary Cohn Trio. At
the age of 7, Tim began playing the drums at his grandfather’s
church. In 7th grade, Tim began learning the electric bass. A year
later, he met a friend who was Bluegrass music enthusiast as well as
an electric and upright bass player. Tim appreciated the unique sound
of Bluegrass, incorporating it into his life. As his friend embraced
the dobro, Tim began honing his skills on the upright bass, influenced
by such musicians as Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Ben Isaacs and the
At 17, Tim began playing Southern Gospel with
The Hoskins Family, where he remained for 1½ years until
moving to the Beacons at age 19. It is with the
Beacons that Tim first became acquainted with Joe Mullins and
Mike Terry, and where he performed for nearly 5 years. Tim has also
known Adam McIntosh since his junior year of high school.
The enjoyment for Tim of performing with the
Radio Ramblers is rooted in the musicianship and crowd
excitement. “All of the guys in the band are really talented. We
have a lot of fun! I also love the type of crowd that turns out to
see us. An enthusiastic crowd is the best part of playing live.”