Born and raised in the Black Hills of Western South Dakota, Home of Western American Poet, Charles Badger Clark, Tim has had the opportunity to play and tour with a variety of bands in Montana and South Dakota over the years. His father, Joe Lashley, a drummer and South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was a big influence on Tim and his country music roots. Tim currently resides in Helena MT with his wife Rika and sons Sam and Max. Tim is known as the “Dancing Drummer” and brings out his passion, energy, and love for traditional country music and playing the drums whenever he performs.
Gregory Bruce Campbell
Electric Bass, Harmony vocals
Gregory Bruce Campbell was born in Helena, Montana in 1974. He is a virtuoso bassist and cutting edge multi-instrumental musician. He is accomplished on electric bass, upright pizzicato bass, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, drums, vocals, as well as being a top notch guitar set-up and fret technician.
Greg’s parents met at the Silver Spur bar in Helena, Montana in 1972 setting the stage for Greg’s musical legacy. Greg’s mother claims that Greg’s lifelong love of music began before he was born when, she swears, he would kick to the beat of his father’s bass drum. Greg wanted to be a drummer too, instead when he was a 3rd grader, his dad bought him a guitar and amp at a garage sale for $15 and taught me the bass line to “Walk Don’t Run”. Greg then switched to bass in the seventh grade when no one else wanted to be the bass player in his first band and the rest is history.
Greg is a now a top call professional musician, and a private instructor for both bass and guitar. Since 1989, he has helped thousands of private students step into a life of music and enjoy the creative process. Greg’s talent and ability have been recognized throughout the industry and he is frequently seen alongside the world’s greatest bassists doing clinics, workshops, or just hangin’ at BASS events and trade shows. In 1994, he was one of ten finalists worldwide in Billy Sheehan’s Bass Player Magazine scholarship contest. That same year he became a key volunteer staff member at the unrivaled annual Bozeman Bass Bash, he also formerly co-owned and ran a music store with his wife Lisa.
While attending High School in Glendive, Montana, November 5th, 1990, Greg met his wife Lisa for the first time. Although it took several years for them to cross paths again, they were married June 4th, 2011 and have four wonderful kids, the family now resides in Helena, Montana. Greg and Lisa currently run a marriage ministry together: www.loveseatmarriage.com . Greg’s lifelong passion of music has been the driving force behind everything in his life. He has never once waivered from his musical dreams and continues to keep his music fresh.
Clayton Parsons is a Great Falls, Montana native who is a third-generation guitar player. He is a direct heir to the classic and tasteful “golden era” country guitar sounds of the 50’s and 60’s. His grandparents Ralph Parsons (guitar) and Betty Parsons (upright piano) played together in the thriving Great Falls music scene of the 50s-80s. Clayton’s father, Carl Parsons, considered by his peers to be one of the best classic honky-tonk pickers in Montana, began playing professionally in the early 70s and continues to play classic country music today. At the age of 19, Clayton set up an amp on stage; he’s been playing professionally ever since.
Clayton is very active in the Great Falls music scene where he resides with his wife Jana and young son Henry. Since 2001 he has played with the bands Pony Up, Big Sky Country, and the Montana Mountain Band. His longest engagement was eight years in the house band at VFW post 5590. As well as being a top call guitarist in the northern Montana area he has extensive touring experience throughout the Northwest.