This article originally appeared in the Kentucky Kernel.
For lone wolf troubadour Tim Easton, music has always been a part of his life. Easton grew up the youngest of seven children, many of whom played instruments themselves. All of them built their own music collections and helped shape Easton’s gritty Americana sound.
“They had a lot of vinyl to inspire me,” said Easton.
Easton travelled extensively as a child because of his father’s job with Goodyear Tires. Born in New York near the Canada border, Easton spent much of his childhood in Akron, Ohio, along with a three-year stint in Japan.