The main purpose of our recent trip to Columbus, Ohio was to hear some tunes by musician, singer songwriter Tim Easton. Tim is originally from Ohio and around the holidays he usually shows up and plays a couple shows at smaller bars or a cozy cafe. The last time we saw Tim play was nine years ago so it was great to finally see him again.
Tim's label is New West Records and his style is rooted in acoustic blues. I'm not a big follower of the genre but "Alternative Country" and "Americana" are some buzzwords associated with this style of music. "Dylan-esque" is a fitting description of Tim's style I saw in another review. The real treat is to witness with your own ears how Tim can fill a room with just vocals and his guitar. For this show at the Rumba Cafe Tim was joined by a excellent drummer who provided percussion and rhythm further broadening the sonic brush stroke.
Often I mention Tim Easton to people and they have never heard of him. It's really too bad because Tim is an incredible guitarist and performer. I highly recommend checking out some Youtube videos of Tim at the very least and if given the opportunity to see a live show I wouldn't miss it.