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


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News


June 22nd, 2017
Evership Proglodytes RoSFest Review!
First review of the RosFest 2017 show in Gettisburg, PA in May. Jared had an incredible time and shares his review of the festival here!

May 29th, 2017
Memorial Day Release of the Evership Double-LP!
Atkinsong Productions releases the long-awaited Evership Double-LP! This beautiful audiophile 180g gatefold vinyl release is a must have for wax-lovers! Available only at the new Evership online store!

May 23th, 2017
House of Prog Spins First Pre-release Evership Debut Vinyl
House of Prog Radio's Mad Platter spins a historic pre-release vinyl of the Evership Debut for listeners of Tuesday's "Dinner Show" radio show! Vinyl should be available to the publics any day now!

May 15th, 2017
Evership interviewed and reviewed in Highlands Magazine! (French)
Wonderful three-page spread with pics, interview and review of Evership for the March 2017 French progressive rock print magazine Highlands Magazine. Je vous remercie, Didier Gonzalez and team!

May 13th, 2017
Evership reviewed in German Rock Magazine Empire Music! (German)
Fantastic review of the Evership debut by Martin Dambeck in the Febuary 2017 German print magazine Empire Music (with Ayreon on the cover). Excellent! Vielen Dank, Martin.

May 7th, 2017
Evership Performs at RoSfest 2017!
On May 7th Evership performed to a packed house at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA for the Rite of Spring Festival! It was a magic time with a wonderful crowd of prog lovers! Thank you RosFest for a warm reception of this new and steadily-climbing rock band!

April 25th, 2017
New in-depth Evership album review on ProgArchives.com
A fantastic in-depth review of the Evership debut on ProgArchives.com. This time by the "Cross-Over" team. Very interesting and well-written. Thank you, Thomas Szirmay! Check it out here.

April 22th, 2017
Evership Vinyl Release delayed due to production issues
One day the story will be told of the Tale of the Impossibe Vinyl Production Project; record plant bankruptcies, plates held hostage, dissapearing record-plant employees, broken plates, multiple corrupted tests pressings, exploding test equipment, and on it goes. Hence, the Evership double-LP did not make Record Store Day. We hope it will be available at RosFest 2017! It will be worth the wait, we assure you!

April 21th, 2017
Evership Interview on 'The Waiting Room' Radio Show
Another Evership RosFest pre-show interview on 'The Waiting Room' with The Prog Doctor on House of Prog radio (6-8pm EST).

April 14th, 2017
Evership RosFest pre-show Special Interview on House of Prog Radio
Evership RosFest pre-show interview on 'Prog at 33 1/3' with Nick Katona on House of Prog radio (4-8pm EST).

March 10th, 2017
Seaoftranquility.org Reviews Evership
Great review of the Evership Debut on seaoftranquility.com by Steven Reid. Shane says, "Some people just get it." Check it out here!

Feb 18th, 2017
ProgressiveRockbr.com Reviews Evership (Brazil)
The Brazilian progressive rock 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!

Feb 2th, 2017
Progboard.com Reviews Evership (Czech Republic)
Touching review from our freinds in Czech Republic! Check it out here

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!

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 kinds of singers just don't exist anymore. I thought it was over." Beau was literally an answer to prayer.

Shane met Beau West, the lead vocalist, through session singer Mike Priebe (who sings BGVs on the record, along with Nicelle, Mike's wife, on violin). Shane and Beau had a conversation about music that lasted hours. The two had the same musical interests and the same vision for what they wanted to accomplish. After an initial meeting to review the material, Beau was invited to the studio to sing on the most challenging vocal track, Ultima Thule. Shane says, "Beau has that rare range and tone that sounds great anywhere on the scale. He could handle anything I threw at him, and had such a great attitude as well, which was critical because so much production had already been done." Beau says, "This music is everything I'd heard whirling around in my head since I was fourteen and couldn't get it out. Shane unlocked what was already inside and I can't wait to sing every note he writes." From there, Shane and Beau set course for a three year journey of finishing the recording and coming up with the brand that is now Evership.

On the album, Shane choose to play drums, keyboards, and an assortment of more obscure instruments like the Theremin and Chapman Stick, but to sub-out most of the guitar and bass work to like-minded musician friends and family.

The earliest recording, Flying Machine, was performed by Dan Smalley on classical guitar and Brandon Vestal on electric guitar. However, the classically trained Rob Higginbotham performed most of the rhythm electric, acoustic and classical guitars.

Shane's brother James moved into town later in the process and performed the lead guitars, which turned out to be essential to the Evership sound. "Having my brother here reminded me of when we were kids. We used to do these 'concerts'. The neighbors would set up lawn chairs and watch." With James on guitar, the 'brother magic' (a term James coined to explain their telepathic ability to communicate musically) made the lead guitar production more organic.

The infamous Nashville bassist Jaymi "Pink Bassman" Millard (Innocent Monday, Kinetic Element, Mark Slaughter) rounded out the tracks.

Once the album was in full swing Shane engaged the know-how of recording engineer Mark Aartun of Innerspeaker Records who cut the beginning of Flying Machine - Part 1: Dreamcarriers on Plexiglas using a rare 1940 Presto K-8 portable record cutting machine. They then re-recorded it from a Newcomb schoolhouse tube record player. "This gave me the vintage Victorian feel I was after."

Finally, as a last minute production idea, Shane contacted his oldest Nashville friend and classical composer Charles Heimermann, who had been leading a professional....