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Anna Ash - Sleeper - Very Grown Up Sad Songs

Anna Ash - Sleeper - Very Grown Up Sad Songs

Just before Christmas I was listening to Mike Ritchie’s radio show on Celtic FM when I heard a new song from an act I’d never heard of …. Anna Ash. I immediately did a bit of research and mercifully, just before I contacted her via the website I took a step back...

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Review: ‘You Don’t Really Know Me’ the Tenth Album From Tim Easton – A Recovery Album from a Broken Marriage & a Life on the Road

Review: ‘You Don’t Really Know Me’ the Tenth Album From Tim Easton – A Recovery Album from a Broken Marriage & a Life on the Road

Review: ‘You Don’t Really Know Me’ the Tenth Album From Tim Easton – A Recovery Album from a Broken Marriage & a Life on the Road by MARK ENGLESON I have a special interest in Tim Easton’s work. In addition to making terrific music, he also grew up in the same city that I did: Akron, Ohio. For a small midwestern city, Akron has an impressive musical heritage, boasting, just to name a few, Chrissie Hynde (of the Pretenders) and the new wave band Devo. Tim makes a very different type of music – Americana – but he’s an important...

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Review: Tim Easton Opens Up

Review: Tim Easton Opens Up

Review: Tim Easton Opens Up BY LEE ZIMMERMAN Tim Easton/You Don’t Really Know Me/Black Mesa RecordsFour Out of Five Stars The term singer/songwriter has become something of a cliche over the years, a loose, nondescript handle to describe an artist that writes his or her own material and sings them, often single-handedly. It evolved out of an age-old tradition, with performers such as James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Jackson Browne giving it the standard definition that’s become the norm in the decades since.In reality, the description is uncommonly broad and ill-defined. It doesn’t reflect any particular genre or...

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Tim Easton Gets Real on ‘You Don’t Really Know Me’

Tim Easton Gets Real on ‘You Don’t Really Know Me’

Tim Easton Gets Real on ‘You Don’t Really Know Me’ Maeri Ferguson That old saying about looking back in order to move forward may seem clichéd, but for roots rock mainstay Tim Easton, there’s some truth to it. His latest record, You Don’t Really Know Me, finds him coming out of some dark days and joining up with the same producers — Brad Jones and Robin Eaton — who steered the ship on his 1998 debut, like some sort of sweet full circle. Easton plays with minimal intervention, allowing his familiar, lived-in rasp and acoustic guitar strums to warm us...

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