Tim Jarvis grew up in Texas then moved to Sugarcreek,Ohio where he attended Junior High and Highschool. He spent K-12 years singing in Choirs, Show choirs, and Musicals, as well as performing in various theatre productions. His instrument playing started with the violin at an early age, and then onto piano lessons, and eventually the guitar. He continued his music career at Mcnally/Smith College of Music in St. Paul Minnesota, where he studied Guitar Performance and has turned that into 9 years of teaching private music lessons in the southwest metro area. Tim has performed solo acts, acoustic duos, and numerous weddings and special events and private parties over the past 8 years. He has a house gig every thursday in Richfield, MN. Tim is mostly known for Ragtown where he has found a professional approach to the music scene. He has no interest in slowing down for anyone or anything and is very determined to be one of the best acts in the Twin Cities someday with the help of his very talented and motivated crew he has working with him.
Brian R. Garrrison grew up in southern Minnesota and has been playing music since middle school. He discovered an interest in the bass at the age of 17. Now living in St. Paul, he has acquired a Music Performance degree from Mcnally/Smith College of Music. He is also a bass player for a cover band called Seven Corners along side of his busy schedule with Ragtown. Brian has done numerous types of original music in studio, such as work for his side project BG20.
Sara Hilgers grew up in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. She has been in Choir all through Grade School and High School. From 5th Grade until her senior year of High School, she played the Alto Saxophone. She continued her music education at Mcnally/Smith College of Music where she acquired a degree in Vocal Performance under the instruction of well known Twin Cities singers such as Debbie Duncan, Judy Donaghy, and Jill Holly. When she doesn’t have a mic in front of her, she persues her passion for animals working as a receptionist/assistant at the Veterinarian Clinic in Waconia, MN. She started singing with Tim Jarvis in August of 2009 and the Duo, along with Brian Garrison on the upright bass, shortly became Ragtown and have been a busy with gigs ever since.