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Tim Easton

Friday, January 31, 2020, 4:00 AM

https://www.timeaston.com https://twitter.com/tim_easton https://www.facebook.com/TheTimEaston

Doors: 8pm Show: 8:30pm General Admission: $15.00 in advance and $18.00 at the door
Tim Easton’s Exposition is destined to be memorable for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it’s a vibrant, personal testimony from a songwriter that demands to be heard. The ten songs that comprise the album are undoubtedly unique in their composition and execution. But also, the album will be infamously memorable (particularly for the artist) for the unnecessary toils it’s taken to be heard. Independent artists today don’t really have it easy. They pursue their dreams while working part-time jobs to pay the rent, saving their pennies to get their songs recorded. They finally lay down these tracks, songs that undoubtedly are a part of them, a sliver of their DNA contained in each one. Only then to struggle to have them heard. They get no radio support, no backing from a powerful big label, and they struggle finding more than a handful of listeners at times. But they soldier on. Even when they find a resource, one that assures them of maximum exposure, they’re often betrayed and let down. Which is exactly what singer songwriter Tim Easton experienced with his current release, Exposition though PledgeMusic. He turned over his master recordings the day the company went public with their financial issues. Like many artists, (the majority independent) they relied on the crowdfunding company to help promote their release, yet now find themselves wondering if they will ever see their money. But here’s the thing, Tim Easton is handling this far better than I could have ever done so. He insists it’s a mere bump in the road, and an encouragement to only persevere more. It’s hard to not like this guy, and equally, it’s hard to not like Expostion.
The album is essentially, a modern take on “field recordings”, ala John Lomax. Recorded primarily in three pop up studios, in locations of significance, the album feeds on the essence of kindred spirits of the past. Easton recorded these songs at the Okfuskee County Historical Society in Okemah, OK which is the birthplace of Woody Guthrie. Additionally, songs were recorded at The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio where Robert Johnson had also recorded. Lastly, Easton visited the Shack-Up Inn in Clarksdale, MS where Muddy Waters was born. Exposition is a contemporary folk album that addresses our attempts to find peace in these modern times.
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Tim Easton30 January8:00 pm2247 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas


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