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A Musician's Life: Tim Easton

From: WXPN
Series: A Musician's Life
Length: 05:01

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Singer-songwriter Tim Easton doesn't drink much anymore but he still writes about people who do. His latest album called "Porcupine" is a raucous affair filled with songs about characters he has met as a traveling musician. He Joins Tracey Tanenbaum on this edition of "A Musician's Life".

Timeaston_small Tim Easton was born and bred in Ohio but now makes his home in Joshua Tree California.  On his latest album "Porcupine" Tim wanted to return to the kind of rough-hewn band sound he'd grown up with in the Midwest.  Tim has been making solo albums for ten years--most of them embracing a quieter folk sound.  On this edition of "A Musician's Life" he tells Tracey Tanenbaum how he tries to emulate the late short story writer Raymond Carver in his work as a songwriter.

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Tim Easton was born and bred in Ohio but now makes his home in Joshua Tree California.  On his latest album "Porcupine" Tim wanted to return to the kind of rough-hewn band sound he'd grown up with in the Midwest.  Tim has been making solo albums for ten years--most of them embracing a quieter folk sound.  On this edition of "A Musician's Life" he tells Tracey Tanenbaum how he tries to emulate the late short story writer Raymond Carver in his work as a songwriter.