Canadian Guitarists You Should Know About: Bob Evans

Posted by Brian on 10th March 2011 in Canadian Guitarists, Fingerstyle Guitar, Guitarists

“Bob Evans is not a well known restaurant chain. Well, ok, technically it is. But THIS Bob Evans is the award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist.”

intro on Bob Evans’ website

In fact, this Bob Evans has a whole page on his website dedicated to over forty of the Bob Evanses that he is not. This Bob Evans is the only Canadian Guitarist not named Don Ross to ever win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (2003) and two of his albums have won “Outstanding Instrumental Album” at the Western Canadian Music Awards and a third was nominated. And despite his instrumental prowess, this Bob Evans is not afraid to open his mouth and sing.

This Bob Evans – and this is one of the things I like most – provides free transcriptions to a number of his tunes and arrangements on his website. And, I’ve got tickets to see this Bob Evans when he plays at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub in Stouffville on May 1. (You can get your tickets through FingerstyleGuitar.ca – Note: I have no commercial interest in this, or any other, Bob Evans.)

Deep River Blues (Delmore Brothers):

The Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney):

On the Tip of the Tongue:

Bob Evans’ website: http://www.bobevansguitar.com/

Bob Evans’ YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AcousticTonic

2 Responses to “Canadian Guitarists You Should Know About: Bob Evans”

  1. […] in March, I posted a feature on Bob Evans and I mentioned that I would be seeing him play live on May 1st. I did, indeed, see him play, and […]

  2. […] spring, on May 1st, I got to see Bob Evans play a concert at The Earl Pub in Stouffville. At the concert he mentioned that there was a […]

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