Daily Distraction: Watch a new acoustic live session from Tim Easton

The pristinely recorded set was filmed in support of Michael Weintrob's fundraising campaign for new book 'Instrumenthead Revealed'

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Tim Easton

While Columbus expat Tim Easton is touring Alaska, a new live session from the songwriter just dropped, and it's a don't-miss for Easton fans.

Easton filmed the half-hour Instrumenthead Live session in Nashville to help photographer Michael Weintrob raise funds for his new book, Instrumenthead Revealed. (That's Weintrob's press photo of Easton up there.) With just his guitar (Paco) and a harmonica, Easton runs through older tunes like "The Weight of Changing Everything," which I first heard on a burned CD-R Easton sold at a Rumba Café show back in 2008 (complete with stapled construction paper casing and titled Highway 62 Love Songs), and Ammunition track "Dear Old Song & Dance."

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He also plays a few newer tunes, including "Voice on the Radio," a song Easton wrote in tribute to John Prine the night the legendary songwriter died, and "Real Revolution," which will appear on Easton's forthcoming studio album, You Don't Really Know Me, out Aug. 27 on Black Mesa Records. Lucky for Columbus, we'll have Easton in town that day for a release show at Natalie's in Grandview.

Check out the live session below, as well as the official video for album single "Real Revolution."