Tim Easton has been writing songs for decades at this point and he’s amassed all the stories that go with them.
He started his career busking around Europe, traveling around the former Soviet Republic, digging deep into the Beatles and other artists who were interesting to audiences on the street.
On this latest episode of the Why We Write podcast, he talks about what he learned about songwriting and performing from playing on the street. He talks about Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan. Plus: anger, resilience, youthful wandering, falling in and out of love, and how to find songs in the middle of it all.