Porcupine

Release Date: 
September 7, 2009
Label: 
New West Records
Release Type: 
Album
  1. Burgundy Red
  2. Broke My Heart
  3. Porcupine
  4. The Young Girls
  5. Stormy
  6. Stone’s Throw Away
  7. 7th Wheel
  8. Get What I Got
  9. Baltimore
  10. Northbound
  11. Long Cold Night In Bed
  12. Goodbye Amsterdam

Americana singer/songwriter Tim Easton has been driven westward both geographically and musically since his college days in Ohio. On his 5th album, Porcupine, the Joshua Tree, CA resident lets a myriad of guitar riffs rooted in blues, country, rockabilly and campfire folk set the color for observational lyrics capturing life from the desert to the sea . The new album finds Tim's storytelling skills as sharp as quills, possibly inspired by his friend and pal Lucinda Williams. One of Porcupine's shining moments is the wistful two minute pop-folk jangle "7th Wheel" (conjured by the same spirits that entered the room while Browne and Frey wrote "Take It Easy"). Easton, known for his incessant touring (from Dublin to Anchorage to Ft. Wayne to Jacksonville), will be on the road, supporting Porcupine for a long time.