Tim Easton – “Hwy 62 Love Songs”
Pairs Well With…Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan
Veteran singer-songwriter Tim Easton has done his rounds at SXSW before and will appear this year hopefully with some new material in tow. His last run through Austin in 2011 was in support of his seventh record Since 1966 Volume 1, where we were originally exposed to the eclectic musician.
2011 Review: a singer-songwriter from Joshua Tree, CA who embraces blues based rock and roll. Tim Easton is a bit of a musical chameleon, moving from muted acoustic material to heavier rock material album-by-album. He a bit like Ryan Adams in that aspect, but Tim goes for a much grittier and raw sound with more a connection to the traditional aspect of his music. He’s one of the more veteran acts at SXSW, releasing 6 full-length albums since 1998. I imagine he’ll be playing some new music at SXSW as he releases his latest offering, Since 1966, in 2011. What I like about Tim Easton is how no matter what genre he is currently mining, his music is always really solid, incorporating nice melodies and driving rock and roll.