Tim Easton Album Release Party & Live Album Recording
TIM EASTON: 'Paco & The Melodic Polaroids' Album Release Party & Live Album Recording
March 16th, 2018
Church of Love, Spenard, Anchorage
7:00pm | $15 Adv/$18 Door | All Ages
To celebrate thirty years of traveling with and writing songs on his black Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar named ”Paco," Nashville based songwriter Tim Easton recorded an entire album DIRECT TO LACQUER at The Earnest Tube Studio in Bristol, Virginia. This performance based method of capturing songs leaves no room or manipulation or overdubbing. Each song was recorded via a vintage and portable lathe which cuts the mono signal directly to a lacquer acetate disc, much the way The Carter Family or Jimmie Rodgers would have made their first records in Bristol over 90 years ago. In as much time as it takes to listen, Easton recorded nine original songs and one cover using a single 1940’s RCA 74B ribbon microphone, alternating between the speedy flat picking and steady Travis style thumb picking technique that he has been streamlining all these years, coupled with his Country Blues style rack harmonica playing. He sings songs from the personal experiences and observations of man who has spent a few decades on the road. This is folk music, but not exactly the gentle kind.