evanSites 2013-17
I spent 1965-1970 in a seminal progressive rock band, played my guitar out of the spotlight for the next 15 years, re-lived the 60’s/70’s again for yet another 15 years in a semi-pro duo (and also solo), gigging in Midlands pubs and clubs, then arrived on the folk and acoustic circuit during 2001. I've been playing guitar and singing (in that order) since the age of 13, and I have a good few songs up my sleeve. I'm not a prolific songwriter, but the handful I've written seem to get a favourable reaction. My main strength is interpretation (or emulation) of the music I admire. My influences are very varied. I grew up with the Beatles generation, and was very soon also into British and American contemporary folk. See the Songs page for an idea of my repertoire. Luckily I can think on my feet musically in most styles. Apart from my solo performances, I accompany the legendary Tommy Dempsey on a regular basis, and I also collaborate with Sue Stevens, an excellent singer, songwriter and guitarist who runs the Lighthouse Folk Club. Our duo is called EvenStevens. Both websites can be found under Links.  I currently play two Taylor guitars each built in 2001 and equipped with the Fishman Prefix Plus system- a 314ce grand auditorium (serial 20011031008), and a 412ce grand concert (serial 20010306061), a 2009 Stonebridge Durango GS42CR/C equipped with a Schatten HFN pick-up and Fishman Powerjack (serial 37406), and a  Gretsch New Yorker G9320 Mandolin with passive pick-up (serial CDM1206618). I also now own a Yamaha RBX370A 4 string active bass (serial HY02151) and have access to an Epiphone SG solid electric guitar if needed. I prefer to use Elixir Nanoweb phosphor bronze light gauge strings on my acoustic guitars.
Nick Evans
I spent 1965-1970 in a seminal progressive rock band, played my guitar out of the spotlight for the next 15 years, re-lived the 60’s/70’s again for yet another 15 years in a semi-pro duo (and also solo), gigging in Midlands pubs and clubs, then arrived on the folk and acoustic circuit during 2001. I've been playing guitar and singing (in that order) since the age of 13, and I have a good few songs up my sleeve. I'm not a prolific songwriter, but the handful I've written seem to get a favourable reaction. My main strength is interpretation (or emulation) of the music I admire. My influences are very varied. I grew up with the Beatles generation, and was very soon also into British and American contemporary folk. See the Songs page for an idea of my repertoire. Luckily I can think on my feet musically in most styles. Apart from my solo performances, I accompany the legendary Tommy Dempsey on a regular basis, and I also collaborate with Sue Stevens, an excellent singer, songwriter and guitarist who runs the Lighthouse Folk Club. Our duo is called EvenStevens. Both websites can be found under Links.  I currently play two Taylor guitars each built in 2001 and equipped with the Fishman Prefix Plus system- a 314ce grand auditorium (serial 20011031008), and a 412ce grand concert (serial 20010306061), a 2009 Stonebridge Durango GS42CR/C equipped with a Schatten HFN pick-up and Fishman Powerjack (serial 37406), and a  Gretsch New Yorker G9320 Mandolin with passive pick-up (serial CDM1206618). I also now own a Yamaha RBX370A 4 string active bass (serial HY02151) and have access to an Epiphone SG solid electric guitar if needed. I prefer to use Elixir Nanoweb phosphor bronze light gauge strings on my acoustic guitars.
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Nick Evans