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Bristol Sessions

Pre-order my new album to be part of a unique, solo acoustic project recorded DIRECT TO LACQUER in Bristol, VA.

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Join me in the musical celebration of 30 years of traveling and singing songs with “Paco,” my beloved Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar. I bought this instrument in Columbus, Ohio in 1987 and together we have written many songs and traveled many miles. To commemorate our time on the road, I went into a studio in Bristol, Virginia and recorded an entire album DIRECT TO LACQUER on a vintage, portable lathe, just as recordings used to be made at the dawn of American recording history. While each song is played and sung, the needle cuts the recording directly to a lacquer acetate, much the same as the way Robert Johnson or Jimmie Rodgers would have recorded their songs. The discs are then transferred to a vinyl and digital master for manufacturing. I am working in conjunction with Pledge Music to bring you exclusive offers, vinyl and digital versions, plus behind the scenes video and documentation of the project as it is being created via the AccessPass. Pre-sales for this unique project will only go to pay for studio time and the production of vinyl and other merchandise such as shirts, hats, and posters, plus the postage to mail the items to Pledgers. NO FINANCES FROM PRE-SALES WILL BE SPENT ON MUSIC BUSINESS PUBLICITY OR MARKETING, but a portion will be donated to the LEAVE OUT VIOLENCE charity. The CD or digital version will ONLY be available here at PLEDGE MUSIC, and not through traditional streaming services. Pre-ordering gives behind the scenes access via video and updates. A vinyl edition is the goal here, with a very limited and hand-painted jacket edition to be included. The digital version of my Bristol Sessions will be included with all exclusive offers and the AccessPass.
As of NOVEMBER 2017, the official name for the project is Tim Easton’s PACO & THE MELODIC POLAROIDS due to the nature and speed of the recording process, the photography process, and the graphic design.

This is an extremely independent, personal project that is between me, my guitar, the two engineers, and you-the listener. I encourage you to share this project with your music loving friends and look forward to personally sharing these special recordings with you. Thanks so much for making it all happen. Tim Easton, Nashville, TN

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AccessPass: Tim Easton-BRISTOL SESSIONS

Tim Easton-BRISTOL SESSIONS
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To celebrate thirty years of traveling and performances with his 1985 GIBSON J-45, Tim Easton entered THE EARNEST TUBE recording studio in Bristol, Virginia and recorded an entire album DIRECT TO LACQUER, the way records used to be made. #vinyl

Signed CD

Signed CD
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The new CD. Signed.

Signed Vinyl

Signed Vinyl
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For the audiophile, the new record on warm-sounding vinyl and signed.

150g Hand Painted Vinyl Jacket

150g Hand Painted Vinyl Jacket
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A limited edition, hand painted vinyl jacket cover with 150g vinyl album inside.

Exclusive T-Shirt

Exclusive T-Shirt
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New design just for pledgers.

Signed Original Artwork

Signed Original Artwork
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This is a one of a kind painting of Paco the Gibson J-45 done on a metal plate. It is currently hanging in my house. Shipping costs included

Book Of 100 Songs, signed

Book Of 100 Songs, signed
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A glossy, soft-cover bound collection of 100 Tim Easton song lyrics with photographs, stories, art work, original lyric sheets, signed by the author.

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing

Signed Vinyl Test Pressing
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One of 3 signed vinyl test-pressings of the complete album with it’s own, unique, hand-painted jacket, signed.

Original Lacquer Disc Master

Original Lacquer Disc Master
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One of FIVE ORIGINAL LACQUER DISCS/ACETATES that were used to make the Bristol Sessions. These are the original master discs that the songs were cut into on the lathe at The Earnest Tube. These 12" acetates will play on any record player, and have out takes, false starts, etc…on them. Extremely rare.

Vinyl & Poster

Vinyl & Poster
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Poster featuring new artwork from new album. Signed.

For the audiophile, the new record on warm-sounding vinyl and signed.

CD, Shirt, & Poster

CD, Shirt, & Poster
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The new CD. Signed.

Exclusive T-shirt designed by T. Easton

Poster featuring new artwork from new album. Signed.

Super Bundle

Super Bundle
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The full Monty with shirt, signed book, signed poster, signed vinyl, and free CD.

Painted Vinyl, 11x17 poster

Painted Vinyl, 11x17 poster
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A limited edition painted jacket vinyl, signed.

11×17 Poster featuring new artwork from new album. Signed.

Hat

Hat
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Brown trucker hat with Dark Watson logo on it

11x17 Signed Poster

11x17 Signed Poster
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11×17 Poster featuring original artwork from new album. Signed.

Signed Set List

Signed Set List
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From a recent show, the songs that were played, right from the stage and signed.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
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The song of your choosing, written out by hand, and signed.

Personalized Postcard

Personalized Postcard
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A unique postcard picked out just for you with a special message.

Skype Lesson

Skype Lesson
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Let’s get together on Skype and work on some music. 30 min.

Acoustic House Concert

Acoustic House Concert
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Your place. You pick the songs for an acoustic evening of music.

Original Song Filmed For You

Original Song Filmed For You
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Original song of your choice, filmed on iPhone, and recorded especially for you.

Cover Song of Your Choice

Cover Song of Your Choice
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You name the song (within reason) and it will be covered in a very unique way. You’ll receive a video of the rendition.

VIP Concert Experience

VIP Concert Experience
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You and a friend can come to sound check, the show and hang backstage. PLUS receive some signed merch.

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