Carter, Tim (The Carter Brothers)


  • From North Carolina; lives in Nashville.
  • Plays banjo, mandolin and guitar.
  • 1980, formed The Carter Brothers with his brother Danny, blending electric/acoustic, folk, rock, bluegrass and blues.
  • 1992, the Carter Brothers signed with Capitol Records.
  • The Carter Brothers are related to Hall of Fame members the Carter Family. The connection: their great-grandfather William Carter and A.P Carter are first cousins. They were also very close friends.
  • 1997-2004, Tim toured with the Alison Brown Quartet as her sound engineer. Also toured with Newgrange and Tim O’Brien.
  • Tim has his own recording studio in Nashville called Treehouse. Has worked with such bluegrass artists as Alison Brown, Tim O’Brien, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Vassar Clements and many others.
  • 2004-2006, the Carter Brothers toured with Vassar Clements until his passing.
  • 2007, Tim released his first solo project “Bang Bang” featuring original banjo tunes.
  • 2016, joined Hayseed Dixie.
  • 2017, Danny Carter was hospitalized following multiple strokes and other health issues.
  • 2021, Tim formed a new band called Damn the Banjos.