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I love music and I believe that music can set you free. It is my honor to teach, perform, produce and write music as there are many amazing people that have dedicated themselves to this way of life. There is nothing more noble. For me, rhythm is the foundation of life. ” - Jim Roberts


Percussion Performance, Drum Set, Djembe, Congas, Bongos, Cajon , Small Percussion  (shakers, tambourine, bells, rattles, claves, wood blocks, shekere, bells, found percussion), Kalimba, Balafon, Teaching  

Private Studio: Taught 6-76 year old students in djembe, hand drums, drum set, audio engineering, marimba, snare drum.  

Elon University: drum set, world percussion, classical percussion, music of the 60's and 70's, music business  

Southern Nash Senior High School: produced students that have won all-district band, all-state band, governor's school and national master class in mallet keyboards and snare drum. Former high school band director  

Southern Nash Middle School: junior high chorus  


Audio engineering diploma from SAE Nashville  

Ran Kalimba Studio in Nashville, TN 2000-2006, produced records for independent projects. Produced 4 personal projects: The Tao of Time, CapeTown Waka Waka, Two Traditions Balaphon, Banjo, Fiddle and Drum and Ancient Hand, Tranze is the Danze. He has recorded with many people on records, demos and personal projects.  


Overland - Documentary Film 2020

Victor Wooten, Futureman, The Horse Flies, Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble, Khalid Saleem, David DiGiuseppe, Billy Dean, Shane Theriot, Donna the Buffalo, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Theresa Andersson, Essra Mohawk, Craicdown, CapeTown. O.J Ekemode, Havana Select, The Dead Set, The North Carolina Rhythm Project, The Quadrivium Project. 


The Tao of Time

Released in 2018, this is a journey through the past and future with Captain Time and his merry Craic crew!

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Recent Discography 

RELEASE March 6  The Doug Prescott Band Let's Do Something Dangerous  2020 (Percussion) 

Karyn Oliver - A List of Names 2019  (Drum Set, Percussion)

Isabel Taylor - Isabel Taylor 2019 (Drum Set, Percussion)

Leah Kaufman - Midnight Refrain 2019 (Drum Set)

Jim Roberts -The Tao of Time 2018 (Original Work, Production)

Lipbone Redding - The Return of the Beautiful 2018 (Percussion, Engineering, Mixing)

The Doug Prescott Band One World: A Benefit for Kiribati 2017 (Percussion)