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Debut album from Nashville-based Progressive Rock band "Evership" delivers powerful but approachable Prog Rock. Musically sublime from epic to elegant, lyrically poetic.


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The Shows


May 5th-7th, 2017
RoSFest - Gettysburg, PA


 
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News


Feb 18th, 2017
ProgressiveRockbr.com Reviews Evership
The progressive rock review site progressiverockbr.com gives a thoughtful review of the Evership debut album. Check it out here (Search for "Evership".)

Feb 5th, 2017
Evership Live Interview on 90.3 WMSC - The Prog Power Station
On Febuary 5th 90.3 WMSC, The Prog Power Station, published a live interview of Beau West and Shane Atkinson of Evership. Check it out here!

Feb 4th, 2017
Evership - First Live Performance!
On Febuary 4th Evership played Main Street Music near Nashville to 150 awesome fans. District 97 rocked out the remainder of the night. It was a great night of Prog in Tennessee!

January 18th, 2017
The ProgArchive Reviews Keep Coming!
New reviews continue to arise on ProgArchives! Check them out here and here. Evership thanks reviewers Mohaveman and FragileKings!

January 16th, 2017
Dutch Prog Site ProgVisions Reviews the Evership Debut (Dutch)
ProgVisions takes a listen to the Evership debut album. Here is what they have to say. Thank you, Douwe Fledderus!

January 17th, 2017
Greek Rock Site rocking.gr Gives Evership Review (Greek)
What do Greek Rockers listen to? Apparently, some Evership! Greek Evershipnauts check out the review here!

January 13st, 2017
Excellent review from the Netherlands ProgWereld! (Dutch)
New Evership debut review by the Netherlands ezine ProgWereld by Dick van der Heijde. Dank je, Dick!

January 1st, 2017
Evership Rated Top 10 Prog Albums of 2016!
ProgArchives and at least seven other prominent radio stations (US and UK), online magazines and music blogs have rated the Evership debut album in the Top 10 in 2016! Thank you all for a wonderful welcome into the music market place! Happy New Year!

2016

December 15th, 2016
Evership to Play at RoSFest 2017!
Evership is announced to play at the Rite of Spring Festival in historic Gettysburg, PA in 2017!

December 7th, 2016
New Evership Review on Prog Archives (and GFreedom's Spot blog)
Wonderful Christmas Album review on Prog Archives from The Jester! (Also here on GFreedom's Spot blog). Thanks George!

December 3rd, 2016
Great In-depth Evership Interview on Greece's Just In Case Prog Radio
Great in-depth interview with Just In Case Prog Radio (Athens, Greece)! Check it out!

November 21th, 2016
Evership Review on Quebec's Profil Radio (French/English)
Excellent review from Canadian radio! Thank you Profil, Quebec's Progressive Rock Radio! Check it out here!

November 18th, 2016
Evership Review on Metal Addicts
We're all suprised to find Evership reviewed in a Metal Magazine! But as Poleto accurately explains, the roots are the same! Great review. Thank you! Check it out here!

BIO


Bio
Nashville-based Progressive Rock band Evership is the conceptualization of composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer Shane Atkinson. Shane played in Nashville bands and as a backup musician for artists in the late 80's and 90's. As a composer he wrote on Music Row and, always having a studio running somewhere in the Nashville area, was a prolific composer with musical work spanning from commercials and film to orchestral and theater. He made two records with the 90's Alternative Rock band Curious Fools, but after multiple labels and false promises, and with the birth of his first child, he decided to leave the music business for the budding software industry.

Shane says he never really stopped writing. "The music just kept coming, haunting me. I'd constantly wake up in the night to record song ideas. Over those years I amassed at least a hundred hours of material. But I was so successful in software, it became nearly impossible to get out. Something like Evership was bound to happen, it had to happen, I was profoundly depressed."

Finally, in 2005, in response to a dream, he sold their big house in the suburbs, moved the family, downsized, built a recording studio, and opened a commercial and film music production company to finance the album effort. It would take about ten years to make the record; not just for the actual recording, but for raising a family with his wife (and PR person) Michelle, building a studio, holding down the production company and remaining business interests, and sifting through the mountain of song material.

Many of the Evership songs were written long before the project started. Some were five to ten years old even then, and there is purportedly enough material for four or more albums. "I've got other material, but I wanted to do this first. Musically-speaking, Prog is where my heart is." He said while growing up, listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Yes, Queen, Kansas and Jimmy Hotz, he had no idea it was progressive music. He just liked it. Amongst his other influences were classical composers, particularly Bach, Rachmaninov and Ravel. He has a sizable Opera collection and is a Puccini fan. Fusion music also played a role in the early years; Chick Corea, Al Di Miola, Mahavishnu Orchestra, anything that challenged him musically. "Even what I'm writing now is not intentionally Prog. It's just what comes out. These songs are life-stories, I can't tell them in three-and-a-half minutes."

After deciding on material for the debut album, demos were started in 2009, but life circumstances halted production until 2013 when Shane shut the music production company down to focus on the record.

Beau West, the lead vocalist, had moved to Nashville to do music in 2005 with his wife Melanie. He met Mike Tharret and Mike Priebe with whom he had some great musical moments with, coupled with some great recordings, but nothing materialized. With no prospects on the horizon he put his guitar in a closet and there it stayed for three years. "My wife asked me if I wanted to do music anymore. My answer was "'I don't want to write, I don't want any creative control, I just want to sing.'" Little did he know that around the corner of that third year he would get exactly that.

Originally, the singer Shane had keyed the music to was longtime friend and 90's band mate Jason Beddoe who ended up needing to bow out due to life circumstances. Shane says, "This was operatic music. These...