Tim Easton may live in Nashville now, but he’s still an Ohio boy at heart. The Akron-raised singer-songwriter first made a name for himself as the frontman for Columbus’ Haynes Boys, who recently reissued their lone full-length, but has been going it alone since that band broke-up around the turn of the century. He’s just released a new record, American Fork, and as he’s long been wont to do, has hit the road in support of it. He will be in New York tonight, playing an early show at the Rockwood Music Hall. Check out the first video from the album, “Right Before Your Own Eyes,” below.
Tim Easton grew up in Akron, hung his hat in Columbus for many years, and now lives in Nashville, but his second home has always been the road. In his younger years, he busked around Europe, while the last couple decades, he has continued to tour prodigiously, playing places as far flung as Alaska on a regular basis. The singer-songwriter, who many in Columbus still remember fondly as the frontman for the Haynes Boys, has been on the road this past month with fiddler Megan Palmer, another former Columbusite who now lives in Brooklyn. Tonight, Easton will reconnect with a former band member when he plays Dirty Bird To-Go’s new Tribeca location. The fried chicken restaurant is owned by Joseph Ciriello, yet another former Columbus denizen who played with Tim in his first band, the Kosher Spears. Meanwhile, tomorrow, Easton and Palmer will be at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Check out a video below for “Four Queens,” a song from Easton’s sixth and latest solo album, Since 1966.