Long Way Home EP
Evan Marshall's The Long Way Home EP is a striking debut that will make new fans ask the question, "Why haven't I heard of him before?" In the vein of Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Griffin, Gillian Welch, and Ryan Adams- Evan's music blends the spirit of hard country with smooth, earthy vocals and the gravitas of folk storytelling. 2006 Musician of the year*, Martha Bassett, says of Evan's music, the "songs are rich and dark, and his sweet voice pulls you into the stories he tells." Growing up in the foothills of East Tennessee, Evan was steeped in the sounds of local mountain music as much as the commercial radio waves of nearby Nashville. Add to this a love of storytelling, from the tales heard round the hearth to the layered nuances of such great writers as Flannery O'Connor and Mark Twain. The album is a walkthrough of country styles, from radio-friendly tracks to cuts filled with bluegrass, rock, and blues inflections. Give a listen to Evan Marshall's music, and let the sounds of hopeful longing, haunted heirlooms and quiet pathos wrap around you like a family quilt. Enjoy the music and feel free to support this up-and-coming singer-songwriter! *Relish Magazine.