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Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Special 20 is Tim Easton's first solo album. It happened spontaneously as the result of Tim suddenly finding himself without a band. He'd been playing with a group called The Haynes Boys and when they parted ways, Tim was ... more »
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Special 20 is Tim Easton's first solo album. It happened spontaneously as the result of Tim suddenly finding himself without a band. He'd been playing with a group called The Haynes Boys and when they parted ways, Tim was still rarin' to go and had a sack full of songs. He cut the record in Nashville at Alex The Great Studios. The feel is somewhere between folk and rock. "I remember thinking how cool it was that Neil Young could have heavy tunes with big guitars and quiet, acoustic numbers on the same record," Tim recalled. He used Matt Surgeson from The Haynes Boys on bass and a kid from Memphis by the name of Ross Rice on drums. The legendary Al Perkins sat in on Dobro and steel. Tim didn't have a label deal at the time but that wasn't going to stop him. He started his own, called it Heathen and put the album out himself in 1999. "Listening to it now," Tim chuckles, "I hear an almost angry writer but also the beginnings of a more contemplative, singer-songwriter. I certainly am proud it's getting a re-birthing of sorts!"
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email@example.com | Kearney, NE United States | 02/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was lucky enough to see Tim Easton play live in a small bar in central Nebraska. I knew enough after that to buy this CD and snatch up Haynes Boys also. Special 20 makes me feel good. It has clear, well written, interesting songs with great music to back them up. If you like great music, buy it, you'll love it!!"
A Great Songwriter
Mark | Beloit | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is just a good album. Although it does start out really strong and then tapers off after song 6-7 it is still a great piece of work. Tim is really a great songwriter and deserve a lot of credit for it. He is also a Great live performer also and has some other great work in his bag. Like "Truth About Us", "Break Your Mother's Heart", "They Will Bury You" Ep and If you can find a copy of "Guardian Angel" Which was a cd released by The Haynes Boys. A band Tim Was in before his solo career. Also a good cd. I love This guy He is just plain "Great" as far as I am concerned!!! Enjoy, if you do get this one. I know you will!!"