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Name Evan Goodberry
Formed On 2004
# of Members 1
Homepage www.evangoodberry.com
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Name Evan Goodberry

Folk singer / songwriter from Rochester, New York.

Evan Goodberry - acoustic guitar, vocals.

Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, Beck, The Shins, Simon and Garfunkel, Wilco, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Ben Folds Five, Andrew Bird.

Evan's dreams of making music were born on a creaky piano bench in the suburbs of upstate New York as a young child with epic aspirations. Perpetually surrounded by a sea of inspiration that was his older siblings, he unintentionally developed an observant eye and an acute sense of storytelling. At age twelve, Evan stumbled across a world of kinetic emotion and glamour: garage punk rock. The years to follow were defined by hours of stubborn practice as he familiarized himself with the worn-out strings on his mother's old nylon-string guitar. High school happened and the thrill of hard rock wore off, but Evan emerged with a fresh outlook on music, a perspective that, coupled with a childhood faith, lasted him through the inevitable turmoil of the public school system.
After graduation, Evan's delicate, instrumental guitar songs landed him several solid scholarships at Greenville College in southern Illinois, where he spent a full semester worrying about the length of his right-hand nails and whether or not he would be able to face up to the challenge posed by the melodic minors. Realizing that a career involving classical guitar was not his destiny, Evan cut his nails, left the Midwest, and returned home to the fading streets of Rochester, which would later become inspiration for his first fully developed project.

Through this transition, Evan's passion for classic literature pushed him to start writing, a process that led him to discover that he had a very distinct written voice, raw and undeveloped as it was. At home, a newly discovered wealth of time was invested in filling pocket-sized notebooks with snippets of poetry, eventually leading to the development of his first album, "The Middle of the World". With the widespread introduction and embrace of indie music into popular culture, the doors that led to the music industry started multiplying and, at the age of nineteen, Evan was greeted with the opportunity to record at Sputnik Studio in Nashville, TN. Mike Odmark, a music production student and his best friend, joined him for two weeks of intense recording in the dead chill of December 2004. The product, the full-length "The Middle of the World," was immediately greeted with much enthusiasm. Evan currently resides in his hometown in the outskirts of Rochester where he continues to write and perform.
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