Playing guitar, singing lead and harmony vocals is Tim Sands. Drawing his love for all things acoustic from his dad – Tim started playing at a young age . . . He hasn’t gotten much better, but has always had sense enough to surround himself with excellent musicians. Tim loves the concept of ‘a band’ and enjoys his role as the ‘Chief Nit-Picker’ (sometimes probably a little too much). He revels in arrangement and lives for the times when a sound in his head comes out through the band. He writes much of NOTA’s original material and lives in one of the relatively flat spots between Pinnacle and Pilot Mtn., NC.
Tim provides the fundamental support for the band with his solid bass playing and tremendous sense of rhythm. From Yadkinville, NC. Tim got his musical start with the piano and brass instruments at an early age. With his dad's influence, he began playing bluegrass at age 18 and has never turned back.
From Mt. Airy, David Crawford, adds a unique mandolin playing style that fits well with the group.