Why doesn't the world appreciate Tim Easton? His music, haunting and beautiful and happy and sad, tells common stories that anyone could relate to. He's open and friendly and creates an intimate atmosphere with his audience. Of course, it's easy to have intimacy in a bar with just dozens of people around. I was hoping last winter's Easton concert was a fluke, the few people in attendance a tragic result of the brutal cold. But this week it was just a little rainy out, nothing worth missing a great show for, and there weren't many more folks at the 400. Even though he didn't sing my favorite song of his, Hummingbird, he gave us a show with lots of heart and great new songs. Hopefully the next time he's in town from his home base in Joshua Tree he'll sing Hummingbird, and hopefully more people will be there to enjoy it.