Roots Music Revue “Following the Crumbs” featuring Tim Easton

Plan to attend this noteworthy and free public event—a tribute to the prolific American cartoonist, satirist, and roots musician, Robert Crumb. The performance features stories interwoven with pre–war acoustic music in the styles of Crumb (early 20th-century acoustic blues, rags, and old-time classics), and performed by Akron native and alt-country singer/songwriter, Tim Easton.

Now based in Nashville, Easton has performed all over North America and Europe developing his folk-based storytelling style. With over ten albums, including “The Truth About Us” (which features most of the members of WILCO) and “Paco and the Melodic Polaroids”, he has also supported Lucinda Williams and John Hiatt on tour.

Opening acts include the SpYder Stompers and Sugar Pie (a mix of high-energy blues, country, and ragtime), and singer/songwriter Brent Kirby of the Jack Fords and The New Soft Shoe.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019, and the concert starts at 6:00 p.m. in the 78th Street Studios (where Crumb worked as a designer for American Greetings in the early 1960s), Survival Kit 3rd Floor, 1300 W. 78th St., Cleveland.

“Following the Crumbs” is part of the Roots of American Music program, The Ohio Heritage Music Project, that records artists using older technology in settings with a historical connection to the region and genre. As part of the event, Tim Easton will be recorded earlier in the day at The Earnest Tube using direct-to-lacquer technology.

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