The Time Travelers
The Time Travelers provide a harmonious blend of gospel, folk
and traditional music.
Sibyl MacKenzie had a completely unmusical life until about seven
years ago. At that time she was living on a boat, and learned
to play the guitar a little bit during rainy weather. On returning
to dry land and moving to West Virginia, she heard a dobro for
the first time, and fell in love. She sings soprano and plays
the dobro in the Time Travelers.
Pamela Francis is a native of southern WV. She has sung in several
church choirs in the area but until the Time Travelers, had never
been a part of a group. She began playing the mandolin about 3
years ago, taking lessons at Potomac Music in Romney. A graduate
of Allegany College and WVU, she is employed as an RN with Hospice
of the Panhandle.
Michael Hasty comes from a family that traces its musical lineage
back to Scotland, where they were the pipers for the Graham clan.
He began his own musical career as a teenager, playing drums in
garage bands. In the ‘70s, he performed as a solo singer/songwriter
in clubs in San Francisco. In 1985, he organized the folk rock
group, Michael & the Archangels, which played in the Washington
DC area until he moved to West Virginia in 1994. Since then he
has played drums in rock bands with Francis and KC Chilcoat, and
began playing guitar and harmonica with the Time Travelers in
Joe Crawford was raised in the mountains of western North Carolina
where he learned to sing in his church choir and played guitar
as a teenager. In college, in the 60’s, he was in a four-part
harmony folk group where he sang both lead and tenor and played
rhythm guitar. After a long hiatus from music, he joined a country
western band out of Boulder, Colorado where, for several years,
he played banjo and sang bass. He joined the Time Travelers in
2005, playing the banjo and rhythm guitar.
Chuck Sherry, playing bass and guitar, sometimes joins the group.