Ricky j Taylor: Ricky, who grew up in Kentucky and now lives in Alabama, recently recorded a new project of original music, "Journey to Here,” and it features the musical gifts of some of the southeast's finest instrumentalists;
Inge Wood: Newly recruited to RTB is Inge Wood, wife of another RTB member, Jim Wood. Inge studied classical piano through her teen years but after a year of playing rhythm guitar with Jim, she started playing tenor guitar. She is a private music teacher along side Jim and the couple lives in the area of Shelbyville, TN.
Jim Wood: In RTB, Jim plays Cello, Fiddle, Mandola, and Guitar. He is the five-time Tennessee Fiddle Champion and twenty-eight year veteran of the professional Nashville music scene, performs on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar with the highlight being virtuoso fiddling in the contest, old-time, Celtic, and swing styles. Jim started fiddling at age ten and had a strong foundation of music influence from early childhood which included Buddy Spicher and Hoot Hester. His father, Jimmy, is a rhythm guitarist, and kept Jim involved in many fiddle contests that allowed him time with greats like J.T. Perkins, Benny Thomasson, Dick Barrett, and Frazier Moss. Part of Jim's formal training included Berklee College of Music and he has used that training to teach and help young aspiring players to reach their full potential.
John Boulware:John is also a newly recruited member ad plays Bass and Fiddle. His musical influence comes from his great-great-
Hillary Bevels: The youngest member of RTB is Hillary Bevels, age 21. She is the 2013 National Old-Time Buckdancing Champion. She started dancing at age eight when she joined a local clogging team and performed. Hillary took up the fiddle a few years later and developed a passion for Old-Time music. Naturally, she learned the Old-Time dance style too. By the grace of God, Hillary met buck dancers Thomas Maupin and Jay Bland who played a huge role in nurturing her talent. Hillary Bevels has gone on to teach students of her own, one of whom won the Tennessee State Championship.
In addition to the amazing individual talents of the RTB; collectively, Jim, Inge, John, and Hillary form an instrumental group called "Fidula" (Italian for Fiddle)."
The group's affiliations include BMI, a newly formed contract agreement with the Evie Hawkins Agency (EHA-Nashville)
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