Timekeeper is the first-person insider account of the birth and expansion of the Memphis Sound, told by Howard Grimes, the celebrated house drummer from the early days at both iconic Memphis soul studios, Stax Records and Hi Records. Author Howard Grimes backed Rufus and Carla Thomas, William Bell, Willie Mitchell, Ann Peebles, and Al Green among countless others, and shares his story of artistic and personal tragedies and triumphs in his raw and authentic voice. He was a member of the Mar-Keys and sat in the number one drummer's chair for the Hi Rhythm Section.
Howard Grimes' co-author is Preston Lauterbach, the highly-acclaimed author of The Chitlin' Circuit, Beale Street Dynasty, and Brother Robert (about the life of bluesman Robert Johnson). With Lauterbach's help, Timekeeper is more than a waltz through the past; it is a rollicking, boots-on-the-ground up close look at the rise and ultimate fall of the soul era of Memphis music.