Tim Harkleroad, of Bristol, Tennessee is a multi-instrumentalist and Renaissance Man whose skills include stand-up comedy, acting, writing, ventriloquism, cooking and food-blogging, graphic design, and many other interests.  Tim has played in several popular progressive Bluegrass bands in the Tri-Cities region, including GrassFire and Mountain Memories, and is also a skilled Clawhammer banjo player.

Tim worked for Carnival Cruise Lines as a stand-up comedian and magician for over 27 years and is now the lead actor and writer at the Hatfield McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.