The Tumblers

CJ has been fascinated with music for as long as he can remember. From Classical to Country; Jazz to R&B & Gospel, he embraced it all. In 1956, he pestered 2 of his uncles to teach him Blues on the guitar. Later, he picked up piano from his mother and grandmother and made his first ‘musical dollar’ in 1961. In 1963 he joined a ‘Do-Wop’ singing group and later became part of local Philly bands as a vocalist and organist. He attended Berklee College of Music's summer program but left to make much needed cash. CJ switched to bass in ’69 and played locally and on the road. He toured with Chuck Jackson and worked as a songwriter with Philly International Records and was one of the ‘Philly-Sound’ (MFSB/Sal Soul Orchestra) session bassists. He toured with Billy Paul, Esther Satterfield, the Mighty O’Jays. & Sister Sledge. In ’84, he joined Nancy & The White Boys, later known as ‘The Right Boys’, now ‘Right Back’. After reconnecting with his Blues roots CJ joined Rollin' and Tumblin' in 1994 until the present.

Tim has been playing keyboards and guitar for over 50 years, and still thinks he's getting better. Classically trained (by his mother!), and with a degree in Music Theory and Composition, Tim found the funk at an early age, and once his chops allowed, followed his muse from that point on. He's played with a number of different bands over the years, but has been a part of Rollin' & Tumblin' for the last 25 years and counting.

Jeremy’s experience drumming in the Philadelphia area dates back over 40 years and began with deep roots in classic rock, R & B, funk and fusion. Starting in the early 1980’s he performed around Philly with Nancy and the Whiteboys-later known as the Rightboys and most recently, Rightback-where he teamed up with Tumblers Tim Hooper and CJ Clark. Jeremy has Tim and CJ to thank for his introduction to Mike Guldin and the blues. With MG and Rollin and Tumblin, Jeremy had the opportunity to venture into a new genre and occasional early stints with the Tumblers and later, touring as the drummer for EG Kight’s northern band followed. With her band he has opened for and/or shared the stage with many well- known acts including Delbert McClinton, Little Feat, Ann Rabson, the Nighthawks and Bobby Blue Bland and has performed at venues from Charlotte, North Carolina to Rockford, Maine and multiple festivals including the Chenango, Billtown and North Atlantic Blues Festivals.

Michael Jay Rauchut, raised in Horsham, Pennsylvania, started studying the drums at the age of 9 in school and was also taught by his father throughout the years. He was in his first band - Lemon Meringue - in 1967 at the age of 11.  Since then, he has been in numerous bands playing in and around the Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, and Jacksonville, Florida areas, with names such as Avenue C, The Unkownze, Lenti Vegas Rock-it Band, Emergency, Lost Boys, The Bobby Lenti Band, Crazy Train,  and Ghost Dance just to name a few. His musical influences range from Rock, Blues, R&B, Country, Prog, Pop, Folk, Funk and good old Rock & Roll. Mike also has a passion for playing rhythm guitar and piano.

Over the years, Billy has played drums for many name acts, such as The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Frankie Laine, Jay, and the Techniques, Herman's Hermits, The Ink Spots, and Lee Greenwood.  He also served in the U.S. Navy Band for ten years. For over forty years, Billy has performed in many musical groups and has taught percussion in schools, homes, and music stores.