Tim Easton (from the album Paco and the Melodic Polaroids)
On his recent release, Paco and the Melodic Polaroids, Tim Easton puts love for his longtime traveling companion, Paco, on full display. Relationships become slightly one-dimensional if limited to only the living and breathing. Real life relationships are deeper, going from two-legged humans, upgrading to four-legged with furry friends, and removing limb driven movement to include wings and fins. There is a connection between men/women and the objects around them. We have lot of contact with beds and couches, always hold a hand out to our refrigerator door, and rarely spend much time away from the driving wheel and the volume dial. The relationship between Tim and Paco is one of man and guitar. For thirty years, Paco, a Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar, has been at Tim’s side, and often in front of him between his words and the world.
The dialogue between Tim Easton and his guitar is captured clearly, Paco and the Melodic Polaroids recorded direct to lacquer, a process that foregoes tape and goes beyond analog by recording directly to vinyl. The vibration of the strings reverberates in your chest with the playing, and the message, of “Another Good Man Down” as you feel the pull of notes and strums turning the rhythm wheel in ‘Old New Straitsville Blues” while you can feel the thump from the boards under Tim Easton’s foot tapping out “Traveling Days”. The story is one of experience, the ways of the road as familiar to Tim as his guitar. After a childhood split between Ohio and Tokyo, Tim Easton became a Europe-based traveling troubadour for seven years, living in Paris, London, Madrid, Prague, Dublin prior to returning the U.S. and taking up residence in New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Joshua Tree, CA, and Alaska before settling in Tennessee. Sharp-edged picking accents the determination of “Never Punch the Clock Again” while Paco and the Melodic Polaroids follows another traveler through “California Bars” as Tim Easton promises the party begins and ends with “Elmore James”.
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