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Who is Twisted Timber

Reveal our true faces!

Matthew Whitten

guitar, lead vocal

Matthew hails from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. After spending his younger years playing rock and roll, folk and country, Matthew became more interested in bluegrass music. He refers to Tim O'Brien, John Hartford, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, John Duffey, Chris Elderidge and Ben Kaufmann (YMSB) as major influences, among many others. Other than playing music, Matthew likes spending time with his wife Iva and his son Jacob. Matt lives in Prague since 2007 and is a true teacher.

Jan Bartošek

fiddle, lead vocal

Born on one autumn day in 1984 in the royal town of Litoměřice, Jan attended a local music school for a long time. His bluegrass history started in 2002 in north Bohemia in a band called BG Job which was transformed into Outstyle. Jan also played in the band Grassroad in 2009-2010. In addition to enjoying all types of music, Jan enjoys his girlfriend, sports and technology.

Miloš Andrt

mandolin, harmony vocals

Miloš joined us in spring 2015 filling the gap after Zuzka. He is a great guy in every single way you can imagine and we are very pleased he plays his Krishot mandolin and sings harmony vocals with us. Currently, besides the Twisted Timber band Milos also playes his mandolin in Abalone and Stop Time bluegrass formations.

Petr Šolc

stand-up bass, harmony vocal

Petr is the band member with the most mysterious past (and also present as you shall see). The band members don’t know much about him. Pepe communicates with the band (except the moments when we are all together) exclusively via his cell phone, and for a higher security factor, he uses a hidden caller number. Although we found some fragmentary information, e.g. that he’s been playing bass for five years and Twisted Timber is his first real serious musical venture. Pepe is also a band-entertainer and an "all-knower" so he is ideal companion for long winter evenings. Further info will be published as soon as our secret agent, Kolben, figures more out, so stay tuned ;-)

Tomáš Drdácký

banjo, vocal

He joined the band in April 2014 and we are really glad he did. Tomáš is amazing banjo player with superb composing skills as he will proove it at any of our gigs, so come and see us:)

Former Members

alias ex-Twisted Timber

Zuzka Lišková

mandolin, proviant

Zuzka raised the Twisted Timber band in 2009 with Honza and Matt. She was a part of the band until the end of year 2014. She is an author of many of songs, some of them the band still playes with delight even after her exit. Currently, she is a part of Travelling Twisted Trio.

Pavel 'Kolben' Bařina

banjo, harmony vocal

Kolben was in Twisted Timber from 2009 to 2013. You can see him playing with Womacklee "trash-grass" band.



Band members page was updated and few photos from past years was added to our photogallery.


We faced another personal change - Miloš Andrt replaced Zuzka on the mandolin.


Listen to some of our songs from X-mass Bluegrass Party 2014


Hope to see you on the X-mass Blugrass Party in Prague!


Matt was away the whole July, so we had band holiday. But France is coming!


Personal changes - Tomáš is our new banjo player.


Check out our new live video video Where Are All My Dreams


We are currently working on some new progressive bluegrass songs for you;)


Thank to all of you who attended Bluegrass PARTY 2013 festival, it was great again!


Thanks to the all voters that brought us with our Mountain Bike song up to the FIRST PLACE of the Talent competition on official Czech Country Radio station!


We have prepared some original Czech songs for you


Our distribution channels were extended!

CD Freeride of Our Lives is out!


Our first CD Freeride of Our Lives is OUT! But before you buy it, you can taste it:)


We have report from our festival BG Party 2012, use translator please:)


If you want to sing a song with us, we published some lyrics for you from our CD


See the review of our new CD (in Czech).


Our winning Notování competition performance and more added to our Youtube channel!


TWISTED TIMBER was voted the #3 European Bluegrass Band 2011 at EWOB festival!!!


We have won the the final round of 8th annual Notování competition!!! Reports (1,2)

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