© 2018 by EVAN WINSOR

BIOGRAPHY

Evan is available for touring, gigs, session work, fill-ins, and music lessons. Learns material very fast, is a team player, great on the road, and always has a professional attitude. Nashville, TN based with frequent trips to Los Angeles, CA.

Originally from Connecticut, Evan is a Berklee College of Music 09' graduate, and now resides in Los Angeles. Following in the footsteps of his father, Evan took up the electric bass and has since become a multi-instrumentalist with the upright bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and mandolin.

Evan has toured domestically and internationally, done recording work for TV and movies, played festivals, and has had the opportunity to play with many incredible musicians. He has played on stage with John Mayer, Ed Helms, Willie Watson of Old Crow Medicine Show, actor John C Reilly, The Preservation Hall Jazz band, Kesha, among countless others. During his touring experience he has performed at festivals all over North America including Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Grass Valley Bluegrass Festival, OGDEN Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival, Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival in Canada, Huck Finn Jubilee, Darrington Bluegrass Festival, and The Los Angeles Bluegrass Situation. While living in Los Angeles he performs regularly with The Get Down Boys who have had the honor of performing at The Hollywood Bowl's 2013 Summer Sounds, The Grammys' 2012 MP&E Wing event honoring T-Bone Burnett and The Grammys' 2014 MP&E Wing event honoring Neil Young, the Porchlight Sessions Nashville premier at the Franklin Theatre with Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers, and has provided music and live action film for the production of Hansel & Graeel Bluegrass produced by the 24th Street Theatre. Evan was honored to be involved in a 2016 Christmas project playing alongside two time GRAMMY winner Dan Wilson of Semisonic fame.

 

The movie and TV industry is built in Los Angeles which has landed some great opportunities for Evan including IMDB credits. He has performed on TLC's 'BBQ Pitmasters' and Bravo TV's 'There Goes The Motherhood'. The Get Down Boys can also be heard on short films 'Mr. Christmas'(2012), 'Somewhere Between Protection and Feedom, Kansas', and a 2013 episode of Comedy Central's 'Brickleberry'. Evan and The Get Down Boys performed at actor Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb's wedding at actor Zach Braff's house with singer Jessica Simpson serving as a bridesmaid which landed the band in the summer 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Evan also spent some time playing lead guitar alongside long-time friend Justin David in Paper Pilots. Paper Pilots had a featured track on HBO's GRAMMY nominated True Blood Vol.3 Soundtrack. In 2014, Paper Pilots was asked to be featured extras on TRUE BLOOD as a vampire band alongside cast member 'Vampire James'. The band can be seen on the season 6 finale episode.

 

Being a versatile musician that pays special attention to detail and style, he is well versed in Bluegrass, Country, Americana, Western Swing, Jazz, Blues, and Rock. Evan regularly plays with multiple artists and is a reliable sub-player when an artist is in need of players, including two mid-west tours with The Hillbenders(Compass Records). Not only does he have years of touring under his belt, he also spent time in London working for a music PR company during 2008.

 

Evan is a seasoned musician, a hard and devoted worker and easy to get along with. He is constantly honored to be playing alongside incredible musicians and friends while always maintaining a humble attitude. With a recent move to Nashville, TN be on the lookout for Evan performing & touring the country.