Tim Tipton plays the acoustic bass for Blue Moon Rising. He credits his grandfather as being his earliest musical influence and says his grandfather was the first person to introduce him to bluegrass. Coincidentally, Tipton credits William Garrett (Keith Garrett’s father) for showing him his first notes on a bass fiddle. He is heavily influenced by the music of Bill Monroe, Lou Reid, New Grass Revival, Ricky Skagg and Del McCoury. He lives in Madisonville, TN.