Tim Easton: 9th IMA Americana Song Winner/Album Packaging Nominee
THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
Winner/Nominee Spotlight- ACOUSTIC SONG/ALBUM PACKAGING
BAND NAME: Tim Easton
HOMEBASE/COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Joshua Tree, CA USA
ALBUM NOMINATED SONG IS ON: Porcupine
ARTISTS ON THIS TRACK: Tim Easton, Kenny Vaughn, Sam Brown, Matt Surgeson
WHERE WAS THE SONG RECORDED? Club Roar, Nashville, TN
WHICH GENRES BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC? Rock and Roll, Singer/Songwriter
WHAT IS THIS SONG ABOUT? A girl who wakes up after a one-night stand.
WHY DID YOU SELECT THIS TRACK TO SUBMIT TO THE IMAs? It is the first track on the new record, and my favorite.
WHAT UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS OR TECHNIQUES DID YOU USE ON THIS ALBUM? It’s a blues form, but we stretched out a few bars and made it more minor key in some parts, plus, there’s a mini-bongo section right at the intro. It was recorded completely live except for that bongo overdub. All vocals were done during the recording of the basic track, which is what you hear when you hear the track.
DID FANS HELP FUND THIS PROJECT? Yes
WHO IS SITTING IN YOUR AUDIENCE? All kinds of age groups: Young, indie rock kids to grizzled old dudes.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FANS UNIQUE? They search out music that is often under the radar.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE PLACES TO PLAY? Alaska; Amsterdam; Japan; Portland, OR; Austin and Houston; Ohio.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BAND’S MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE? Opening up for Willie Nelson, and having the audience chanting, “Willie, Willie, Willie,” as I walked out on stage, then proceeding to galvanize them and make them chant my name.
WHAT’S IN THE WORKS FOR 2010? Many things: Art shows in Houston and San Diego; Truck Festival in Upstate New York; Alaska Tour 2010 is in April; I am working on two separate albums, one with a backing band done at Club Roar in Nashville called Beat the Band, and another called Campfire Propaganda, where I record myself acoustically by a campfire here at home.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS… whatever you make of it.
WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SUCCESS? Being satisfied with your own work.
WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD THAT WOULD SURPRISE YOUR FANS? The Meters, Peter Tosh.
NAME SOME ARTISTS YOU ARE CHAMPIONING: Matt Butcher, Leeroy Stagger, The Wild Moccasins, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Madison Square Gardeners, Tim Knoll, The Whipsaws, Trixie Whitley.