Currently a resident of Boone, NC, Will Easter was born in the Sauratown Mountain Range of Western North Carolina. The Sauratown Mountains are sometimes called "the Mountains away from the Mountains” as they are an isolated range totally separate from the Appalachians formed by a massive glacier and are home to both Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks.
Will grew up working and playing hard in this Sauratown region, and inherited from both his Father and Grandfather at a young age a deep love of music, nature, the land, and the river. This environment gifted Will with an earnest and genuine appreciation for his unique home that manifests in Will’s songs. Notably, Will also inherited from both his Grandfather and Father two classic Martin D-28 guitars, which have become not heirlooms but old friends that Will gladly hauls today in their original blue cases to each performance.
When hearing Will’s original and carefully crafted songs, one is imbued with a sense of his heartfelt hardworking North Carolinian earthen lyrics that reveal stories of love, of love lost, and the singers own unique pain of human progression. As a music lover, Will has big ears for many genres, but is primarily focused on performing his own original "Sauratown Mountains Folk Sound", which some fans have referred to as “Grunge Grass”.