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Terry Evans

Call Sun & Moon Cafe, 801-583-8331, for reservations: Having spent more than a decade as one of Los Angeles’ foremost session singers, in recent years Terry Evans has taken firm steps towards a solo career. As a teenager, he sang with a high-school vocal group, the Knights, who from time to time sang with the Red Tops, a big band popular in Clarksdale and Jackson and around the Delta. Evans was 22 when he moved to Los Angeles. For several years, he held a day job and at weekends sang in small clubs around South Central LA, including the Cotton Club and the Road Runner. He met Bobby King through a mutual friend and the pair rehearsed together. In 1976, King secured a recording contract with Warner Brothers Records and called Evans when Ry Cooder asked for backing singers while recording Chicken Skin Music. Both men worked on further Cooder albums and toured with him. When not on tour, Evans gigged locally with his own five-piece group, which formed the basis of the studio band for their two albums. During that time, he also sang on albums by Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, John Fogerty and John Lee Hooker. Evans’ 1993 debut came about through one of his songs being used on Pops Staples’ debut solo album. Produced by Cooder, the superlative Blues For Thought drew on a studio band that included Frankie Ford, Robert Ward, Jim Keltner, the Paramount Singers and Cooder himself.

Date: Jun 5, 2012
Time: 7 pm
Phone: 801-583-8331
Address: 6281 Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake City, 84108
Where: Sun & Moon Cafe