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Show #126: Jethro Easyfields Returns

By: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:00:00 PM


Spend any time talking to the players in the local folk, Americana, and singer/songwriter scenes, and I guarantee the name Jethro Easyfields will come up, usually connected to a story that should be made into a song, or possibly an episode of some sitcom about being a musician.  I've never had the nerve to ask how many of these are true and how many are just part of the mystique.  Really, I don't want to know.  I have my own ideas, and I don't want them tampered with.  As a prolific songwriter, poet, artist, and personality Jethro is one of those guys who just seems out of time in this era where music is either over-produced synthetic pop or over-driven guitars played percussively out of tune.  Jethro is organic.  Jethro is about the story.  Jethro is about actually listening to the music. 

In an age where the Black Eyed Peas have a top-selling album and the world's ear and all they can contribute to the conversation is "Boom Boom Pow," Jethro gives us The Outland -- eleven stories, eleven characters, and at least eleven different styles and moods.  Better still, as he puts it, he went dumpster diving through a couple hundred songs in stash of old, unused tracks to find them.  Am I the only one who sees the irony here? 

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