Jason Evans is a seasoned veteran of Nashville, having played with country stars having and co-written popular songs.
Now Evans has returned to Florida, doing gigs with his band and aiming for music that makes fans want to “stomp those boots.”
Evans and his band achieved that goal recently when they played the Calavida Arts Festival in Green Cove Springs (Florida) in October. Against a backdrop of the mighty St. Johns River, Evans commandeered a performance made up of much loved covers and his own originals.
The festival showcased a variety of musicians and artists—the Crazy Daysies also performed.
Evans’ website explains how he succeeded in Nashville before returning to Florida to chart his own path:
“In 2008 Jason moved to Nashville, TN to chase his dream. “Within 2 hours of hitting town I was at the top of the ASCAP Building meeting with the president and playing him songs on my acoustic guitar” recalls Jason. Jason ultimately became an ASCAP Artist and began writing with all the Nashville greats. Jason has played with artists such as Country Superstar Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Sounds of the Desert, Randy Travis, and more…
Declining many publishing deal offers, Jason chose to keep the rights to his songs in hopes that someday he could sing them himself on his own record. This dream came true in 2013 with the release of his debut full length LP, recording with his brother Matt Evans, titled Evans Brothers ‘ Country Until I Die ‘, which you can currently find on ITunes, Google Play, or Amazon Live.”
Playing at Calavida, Evans’ band moved from long time country favorites you could sing along to to original songs from the CD. On his website, he noted, “Our main goal is to entertain the crowd and play music that everyone loves, including their favorite original songs. Trust in God, Support Our Troops, and Stomp Those Boots!!”
Musicians benefiting from technology and social media no longer have to be landlocked in a corporate environment to share their art. Nashville was good to Evans, and it’s apparent Florida is good to him as well because the crowd that day really liked his music.
(KBD/Dec. 12, 2016)