J. Timber… Jack-of-all-Trades
Greensboro has talented individuals, artists, actors, and musicians. One man in particular happens to be a jack-of-all-trades. Jonathan Ricardo Timber, otherwise known as J Timber, is a shining star that’s put in years of work in the local music scene here in the triad. Not only has he performed 280 shows in 2018, he can be seen hosting open mic nights at venues like Smith and Edge, which has seen quite the increase in local talent. JT says “Open mic started back in November of 2017, and in the beginning it was pretty much just me. Over time, we’ve built a crowd, and now have up to 30 people perform every Monday starting at 9:15pm. I wanted to create an atmosphere for artists to come in and be creative, like what Joel Henry and House of Fools did for me when I was coming up”.
I asked what JT has in store for 2019, and it’s looking like the J Timber brand will continue to grow in the New Year. “2018 has been a building year for me in my career. I released a new single, started working on my acting and improve skills, and started modeling for Locke Management. In 2019 I’m rebranding a little bit and am more focused than ever. I’m trying to be like Tom Brady, you can never count that dude out.” J Timber has a song that’s going to be featured on an upcoming United Way album, where the proceeds are going to be used to help end poverty. When you’re in town, you can see JT and Joel Henry perform together as The Goodwatts at venues like The Speakeasy Tavern, Joymongers, McGee Street, and other local taverns and clubs. To avoid confusion between his cover band, and his full band with originals, he’ll be performing under J Timber for full band with originals, and The Goodwatts when playing covers. Whether if he’s playing originals or covers,
you’re in for a treat from someone who brings it during every set, and reps the 336 like nobody I’ve ever seen.
J Timber Links:
Instagram: @jtimbermusic and @thegoodwatts
Story by Brian Hernandez
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