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Drum star Alan Evans coming back with his own trio

CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The drummer behind Snowlive is coming back to the Crystal Bay Casino.

Co-founder, writer and drummer of Soulive for over 15 years, Alan Evans proudly presents his newest creation the Alan Evans Trio, an inspiring and fresh organ trio lineup. Enlisting the support of good friends and talented players Danny Mayer on guitar (On the Spot Trio), and Beau Sasser (Melvin Sparks, Akashic Record) the trio's sound proves hard driving and groovin' with dark funky rhythms and blues lick solos.

Together as the Alan Evans Trio, Alan Evans, Mayer and Sasser share an energetic on-stage chemistry, a love for album recording, and taking their music out on the road. Armed with an abundance of newly inspired songs, Alan is taking the band on tour across the US, Japan and Europe in support of their debut album “Drop Hop,” released in April 2012, and now available via iTunes and on vinyl.

Snowlive was a four-day event last winter hosted by the trio Soulive: Alan and Neal Evans and Eric Krasno. Some of the guest artists were Luther Dickenson, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne and Matisyahu.

Mention the name Alan Evans to a room full of music lovers, and you will get a consensus nod at one of the most celebrated and tenacious drummers in the jazz, funk, and soul scene. A producer, recording engineer, guitarist, percussionist, vocalist and writer, Evans repertoire of skills have been perfected with more than a decade of dedication.

“I've known for a long time what my purpose is this time around.,” Evans said. “All I want to do is try to make people happy with what makes me and my family happy. ... Music,” says Alan about his new trio project.

Lake Tahoe Action


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 16, 2012 02:45PM Published Aug 16, 2012 02:42PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.