A mainstay of American roots music for more than 20 years, Tim Easton crafts songs that blur the lines between folk, blues, and workingman's rock & roll.
Somewhere along the way — between the acclaimed albums he released with New West, the gigs with icons like Townes Van Zandt and Kris Kristofferson, and the relentless work ethic that kept him on the road year after year — things got blurry. Easton grew attached to the wild lifestyle of a traveling musician, leading to burned bridges and broken relationships. On his tenth album, You Don't Really Know Me, he shines a light on his fall from grace and subsequent climb back to stability, focusing on the gratitude that arrives after you've shed your useless baggage.
Make no mistake, though — Tim Easton is done running in circles. Rejuvenated by sobriety and solace, he's moving forward with conviction, punctuating his personal music with universal messages. You Don't Really Know Me finds him making peace with the past and focusing on the present. "Gone are the wistful, drunken wanderer tunes of the past," he explains. "These are songs for today." And today, Easton is feeling good.