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Dave Evans announces retirement from heavy touring

Thursday, October 14, 2010 – Bluegrass artist Dave Evans announced he's retiring from regular touring schedule, and sticking closer to home. He made the announcement last Wednesday.

Arthritis and diabetes were the two main reasons he gave for his decision, according to radio DJ Becky Johnson on whose show Evans made the announcement. Evans also owns The Bluegrass Palace in Watts, Ky., a small venue where his band, Riverbend, are the host band. His shows are monthly, with plans for a special New Year's Eve celebration, complete with New Years Day Breakfast, cooked by Evans.

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The Best of the Vetco Years CD review - The Best of the Vetco Years
Dave Evans is no stranger to bluegrass. He got his start with familiar names like Larry Sparks and the Boys From Indiana, but has been out on his own for almost three decades. This CD is a reissue of his earliest work with a regional label, Vetco. His songs stand the test of time. Known as one of the most soulful singers in bluegrass, what you hear on his recordings is just what you hear sitting under the trees at a festival. His music is a crowd pleaser: you hear fans calling out for "99 »»»
Pretty Green Hills CD review - Pretty Green Hills
Veteran bluegrasser Dave Evans' newest is a long overdue treat. Evans worked with Larry Sparks, Red Allen, The Boys From Indiana and others before going out on his own in 1978. There is no doubt that he has one of the most soulful voices in the genre, and is one of the finer banjo and guitar players as well. This album is a nice mix of material, including bluegrass standards, "Head Over Heels," "Our Last Goodbye" and Little Willie," originals like, "Down And »»»
Just Look At Me Know, High Waters
Dave Evans is a rare and special talent in the world of bluegrass, a songwriter capable of expressing vivid and honest emotion and a musician (banjo is his main axe) who doesn't mind letting the rough side drag a little bit. The funky, rough-hewn qualities of his performances only add to the emotional wallop of his songs. These two reissues show that he's not afraid to mix some hard-country into his 'grass (check out the title cut of "Just Look at Me Now"). His fine banjo playing is much in »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Old, new, it's all good for Platt & The Honeycutters – Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters were not mounting the stage with anything particularly new to push. The quartet's self-titled fifth album came out just over 1 -years ago. Lest one think that Platt and band were growing tired of life on the road, far from it. In a well-delivered 85-minute set, Platt and The Honeycutters turned that ancient... »»»
Concert Review: Lake Street Dive ends the year in style – Lake Street Dive may have been looking back when it offered that traditional New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" as the new year rolled in. No matter which way the band looks - forwards or backwards - life is good. For the second time in six weeks, Lake Street Dive was back home (the Brooklyn-based group formed at the local New England... »»»
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