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 Post subject: Rolling Stone reviews new Tim Easton
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:09 pm 
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After seeing most of these songs live about 5 times, I'm eager to hear how the album came out. Easton plays Columbus Friday, and chances are I'll be there (hopefully with my sweetheart [and I dont mean Charlie Tokyo])


http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsar ... ?nid=17540

Tim Easton Break Your Mother's Heart (New West)

You can take the boy out of the Midwest, but you can't take the Midwest out of the boy -- Tim Easton is proof of that. The native Ohioan (and former member of Columbus' Haynes Boys) busked his way around the world for years, but his melodic folk rock is a heartland affair. Break Your Mother's Heart is his third solo album, and it's a beauty, filled with bright guitar jangle, Hammond organ hum and evocative rooftop poetry sung in a softly weary voice etched with Easton's travels. His backing band, including drum legend Jim Keltner, bassist Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) and keyboardist Jai Winding (Jackson Browne), plus cameos by guitar aces Mike Cambell and Greg Leisz, add a subtle Left Coast, Seventies sensibility. Not that Easton needs much help in the stringed instrument department; his mandolin on "The Man That You Need" recalls early Rod Stewart albums, and his guitar picking reveals a range of influences from Dickey Betts to Doc Watson. The clincher, however, is the ebullient "Poor, Poor L.A.," Easton's parting kiss to the city he's called home for the last couple of years; it should do for him what "New York, New York" did for Ryan Adams. (MEREDITH OCHS)

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