Borrowed Tyme Band

That Indiana Sound...

The Borrowed Tyme Band was originally formed in 2015 and ran for approximately 3 years, culminating in a great self titled studio album released on the Bonfire Records label. The band took a break in 2018, but has reformed and are ready to hit the scene again! The band is comprised of bluegrass veteran Roger Brown in his iconic spot on mandolin and vocals. Charlie Lawson, (formerly of Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper), rounds up the banjo section and expertly placed harmony vocals. Devon Johnson holds down the rhythm section and spot-on vocals on guitar.


Roger Brown

Mandolin Maniac and vocalist extraordinaire

Roger Brown is no stranger to the best Bluegrass has to offer. He's spent a lifetime breathing life into the genre. Starting his career playing as a young kid, he grew up in a bluegrass household, playing with his father. He's toured the United States and Canada several times, representing some of the best traditional bluegrass played. He's been a SPBGMA nominated artist, SPBGMA award winning, and is a member of the Jennings County Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Roger resides in North Vernon Indiana.

Charlie Lawson

Our banjo playing best-friend

Charlie Lawson... Where do we start?

Charlie has spent time as a fiddle player for Karl Shifflet and the Big Country Show, joined and toured with Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and has made guest appearances with Kitty Wells, Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley, and many others.

His accomplishments include SPBGMA Entertainer of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003), LSSCMA Entertainer of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, Composer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and an Airplay International Award in 2001. He's a member of the Salt River Michigan Hall of Fame, and a Grand Ole Opry performer.

Devon Johnson

Rhythm Guitarist, Vocalist, and 'odd feller'

We come to Devon Johnson. This odd fellow started his bluegrass career much later in life with many years in Marching Field Percussion, not picking up a guitar until he was 18 years old. Since that time, he has spent time as a member of folk and Americana group Stonelick Combine, had his own band local to Cincinnati with Devon Johnson and the Midnight Travelers, and recorded with artists Rick Hayes of the Gibson Brothers, Clay Hess, and fiddle player Tim Crouch with country music star Alan Jackson.