The Time Jumpers


Paul Franklin

Paul Franklin (no relation to Larry) moved from Detroit to Nashville in 1972 to play pedal steel guitar for Barbara Mandrell.  Later in the ‘70s, he recorded and toured with Jerry Reed and Mel Tillis. In 1981, he decided to quit the road and focus strictly on session work in Nashville. Since then, he has recorded with such legendary artists as Sting, Mark Knopfler, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, Barbara Streisand and Megadeth. “They say Paul’s the best there is,” says Knopfler, “but he seems to get better all the time.” Franklin’s imagination and versatility have made him one of the busiest session musicians in Nashville.