Tim Easton

Columbus Benefit Concert is Next Monday July 25, 1 of 2

 photo by Michael Weintrob

I continue to be moved by my friends and family who are supporting me through my cancer journey this summer. The show in Nashville last week was totally incredible. I watched it from my living room on concert window. My friends Rod Picott, Stacie Huckeba, Amy Speace, The Wild Ponies (Doug & Telisha Wiliams) Aaron Lee Tasjan, Allen Thompson, Tim Easton, and Steve Poltz all played songs and raised over $1500 for me. It is so helpful because my medical bills are kind of ridiculous. 

It will continue this coming Monday in Columbus at Dick's Den. My bestie Jen Miller is hosting an event at Dick's Den, and I understand that various local musicians will be covering some of my songs. I won't be able to be there (still restricted to my house basically) but I will be there in spirit and hopefully via computer! the link to the show is : https://www.facebook.com/events/605043843009178/

Meanwhile I'm home and chilling out for the summer, focusing on healing from my surgery. It's a huge change for me but I'm taking the opportunity to integrate so many things I've done and learned as well as watch netflix and improve my cribbage and scrabble skills! 

Concert Window July 13!

Hello! I am so happy to be able to report to you that I made it through surgery with flying colors. I was in the hospital for just one night and now I am back at home recovering. I have had so much help and support -- it's been amazing. I still have some challenges ahead of me but I am feeling really positive overall. 

Tomorrow my friends in Nashville will be throwing a show for me at the 5 Spot. I won't be able to be there.(I still have some accoutrements that are not bar friendly) But I WILL be tuning into the show via concert window, and so can you! Here's the link https://www.concertwindow.com/9751-rod-picott  Rod Picott, who I admire very much as a songwriter, has dedicated this evening to helping me out. Amy Speace, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Allen Thompson, Tim Easton, and the Wild Ponies will all be playing. Also my Dad will be there, and he's funnier than Steve Martin and Rodney Dangerfield combined... My Mom is going to stay home with me and watch the show (she didn't want me to be by myself)  Stacie Huckeba will also be there to assist these performers in ways that haven't been revealed to me yet. All in all, it's going to be very entertaining. It begins at 6PM Central time. 

Again thanks to all of you who have been on this whirlwind journey of 2016 with me... It feels like we are coming into the port with victory flags flying. xoxo Megan

 Photo by Michael Weintrob   

New video!

Thanks to American Songwriter for featuring the video we made in the neighborhood a couple weeks ago. Tim Easton covers "Whatcha Gonna Do" featuring the McCrary Sisters, Aaron Lee Tasjan & Megan Palmer. All proceeds benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. 

http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/11/premiere-tim-easton-friends-cover-bob-dylan-for-nashville-rescue-mission/

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On the way to the Brooklyn Americana Music Fest!

September has been flying by! Between touring and hanging out at the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, I also moved into a new house! Not yet unpacked, I'm packing a small bag and heading to New York this weekend to play the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival! Jeff Burke will be joining me and we will play in New Jersey on Friday night to play at Clinton Elks Lodge on Sidney Road in Pittstown NJ and then we'll head over to Brooklyn on Saturday to play the festival. We will be under the Archway at 5 PM and then performing as THE FREE AGENTS at Superfine at 9PM. There are lots of great acts at the 3 day festival and everything is FREE!!!!! Here is a link to the fest! www.bkamf.com

Also, in OCTOBER I will be participating weekly in the CAMPFIRE PROPAGANDA residency at the 5 SPOT, every THURSDAY from 6-8 PM... CAMPFIRE PROPAGANDA is a collective of artists in EAST NASHVILLE who are collaborating on each other's music and celebrating the fact we live in MUSIC CITY and making the music we want to make. It currently consists of TIM EASTON, NELLIE CLAY, BRIAN WRIGHT, DARRIN BRADBURY, and me. We'll also have some special guests joining us each week and we promise it will be a good time! 

Heylo

Well, it's mid July and it's almost too hot to go outside. I agreed to run a race in the fall with my friends, and I know I need to get out there and start training, but I can't seem to get out of the house early enough before the 90's emerge. (Not the decade, even though the dream of the 90's is still alive in many of our minds)  At least iced coffee and I get along. This weekend my friend Dylan Lee Johnston dropped off a couple of bikes he found at a yard sale. They were in good condition. We rode around all day Saturday, and even though it was hot and I hate riding uphill, the breeze felt great and we got to work our legs and ride through Shelby Bottoms and it was an overall satisfying experience. Speaking of Dylan, I am getting ready to join him in the studio this week in the making of his record. He has some amazing songs and I'd to share this link so you can check out his music and consider donating to his kickstarter campaign. No one who is a creative person really enjoys asking for money and soon I will be doing the same for my record (which is about halfway there, so excited though)  Here is the link!!... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dylanleejohnston/dylan-lee-johnston-just-like-rain-lp

Meanwhile, I have a few weeks off the road and I'm integrating all the fun times I've had so far this summer. Most recently I was at 'Woodyfest' which is the annual Woody Guthrie Festival held every year in Okemah, Oklahoma. Again I had a great time playing with Tim Easton, Amy Speace, Nellie Clay, and David Amram. This year's festival was bigger than ever, with so many of my friends performing, it was truly special. One of the most touching parts of Woodyfest this year was witnessing the Oklahoma community of musicians saying farewell to their friend Tom Skinner. He was an influential songwriter to so many people, and was booked to play Woodyfest this year. Unfortunately he was admitted to the hospital right before the festival began and it was known he would not recover. Everyone who knew him found ways to send tributes to him, visit him in the hospital, and send their energy toward him throughout the weekend. He passed away last Sunday as the festival concluded, but I feel clear that he knew he was loved. 

Above, is Tim Easton, David Amram and me at the conclusion of Woodyfest. Below, a tribute to Tom Skinner... 

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