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. Brad Jessmer rounds up the banjo section and expertly placed harmony vocals. Devon Johnson holds down the rhythm section and spot-on vocals on guitar. On bass, Jerry Caudill keeps everything rolling.


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.

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.

Brad Jessmer


Brad is the newest addition to Borrowed Tyme, but he's not new to great traditional Bluegrass. He started his banjo career as a kid, taking inspiration from some of the most talented banjo players in the genres history. The result is a sound unique to Brad, and a wonderfully complementary style for the Borrowed Tyme Band. 

Brad is a retired Air Force Officer, who has played all over the United States.

He currently resides in Dayton, Ohio, and is a business owner.

Jerry Caudill

Bass Player of the Century...

Jerry Caudill has been involved in bluegrass music since his early teenage years. Jerry is an honorary inductee into the Granville Johnson Bluegrass Hall of Fame in North Vernon. Currently, he lives in North Vernon Indiana with his wife, Libby. Jerry is a multi-instrumentalist, who also plays guitar, writes, and sings.