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"Evership II" continues the epic journey begun with the celebrated debut!
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The debut album from Nashville-based Melodic Prog Rock band "Evership" delivers powerful and approachable Prog Rock. Musically sublime from epic to elegant, lyrically poetic.


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News


December 14th, 2018
Evership in Fireworks Magazine! (UK - Print)
The UK's Fireworks magazine mentions Evership twice the latest issue! Once in the "Breaking Bands" section and another with an Evership II album review! Thanks Fireworks!

December 13th, 2018
Evership II Album review on MusicWaves! (French)
Great review of Evership II on French webzine MusicWaves! So insteresting to hear what influences others experience in Evership music! Check it out Here at musicwaves.fr! Google-translate worthy!

December 13th, 2018
Evership II Album review on Progwereld! (Dutch)
Colorful Evership II review on Dutch webzine Progwereld! Worth the google translate! Check it out Here at progwereld.org!

December 8th, 2018
Evership II Album review on Profil! (French-Canadian)
Wonderful Evership II review by Phillipe Andre' from French-Canadian webzine Profil! Built-in language translator! Check it out Here at profilprog.com! ...and it was truely our pleasure, Phillipe, and thank you!

November 24th, 2018
Evership II Album featured on JustInCaseRadio! (Greece)
Featured again on a second Prog show in Greece on JustInCaseRadio.com! Internationally attended, with great insight and comradery by many other attending musicians. Thank you Nihal and George!

November 19th, 2018
Evership II review by The Progressive Rock Files
Rock journalist Jerry Luckey gives Evership II CD a fine review, saying "Brilliant, yet again! It's on my 2018 favorite's list."! Check it out on Jerry Lucky.com (May need to click on Evership II album cover or search.)

November 17th, 2018
Evership interviewed on NewEars Radio WEMF!
Beau and Shane were interviewed by New England's own NewEARS Prog Show! They played music from both the Evership Debut and the new Evership II release. Drawing references from Boston to Yes. Great interview by Yvette Ciancio and the gang! Check out the web site and their stream. Progressive Rock is alive and well in New England!

November 12th, 2018
Evership II CD available in UK!
Evership II album is now available in the UK via CD Services! Check out the review as well. Wonderful!

November 9th, 2018
Evership II Album featured on JustInCaseRadio!
Greece's JustInCaseRadio.com featured the Evership II release and had us in the chat room talking about the new album! This is a great radio station for prog, with a wonderful chat community. Check it out when you get a chance! One of the easiest chat interfaces we've seen!

October 29th, 2018
Evership II album 5-star review on progboard.com! (Czech)
A 5-star review of the Evership II release on progboard.com! jirka 7200 describes the album with beauty and power. If you are non-Czech, its worth the google translation! Check it out here!

October 29th, 2018
Evership II album review on Seaoftranquility.com!
Another great and insightful review of the Evership II ablbum on seaoftranquility.com! Its always encouraging to hear from reviewers who take the time to understand what we're trying to accomplish, very encouraging! Thank you Steven! (Great comment on the bottom as well!) Check it out here!

October 29th, 2018
Evership II album review on Progarchy!
Fantastic review of the Evership II ablbum on progarchy.com! Very cool to hear reviewers favorites and why. Thank you Eric! Check it out here!

October 26th, 2018
Evership II was 'Album of the Week' on UK's progrock radio!
Evership was featured on progrock radio with Peter Prog! We had a great time in the chat room with our UK listeners! Check it out here!

October 25th, 2018
Evership Radio Interview on Captain Phil's Planet!
Evership was featured with Captain Phil's Planet on WUSB Radio in New York! Great fun and a good listen. Check it out here!

October 21th, 2018
Evership II Review by progressiverockfanatics.com!
Great in-depth review on progressiverockfanatics.com of the new Evership II release by Stephen Conrad! Check it out here!

October 19th, 2018
First Evership II Radio Interview on House of Prog!
Evership was excited to be interviewed by the Prog Doctor and Rob Rutz on 'The Waiting Room' on House of Prog radio! The band talked about the new album and there was some reminiscing of Evership's ProgStock 2018 show! Great interview. If you missed it, check it out here!

October 19th, 2018
Evership II Released!
The long awaited sophomore album from Evership entitled "Evership II" released today on CD, download and streaming outlets everywhere! Order CD here!

October 15th, 2018
Evership II Presale is open!
The long awaited sophomore album from Evership entitled "Evership II" is now available for pre-order! Order here to ensure the fastest delivery of the new CD!

October 14th, 2018
Early Evership II Review by Brazil's metaladdicts.com!
The very first to review the new Evership II album is a metal blog in Brazil! Thank you Ivison Poleto for acknowledging that it is the music that is important, not just the style! Check out this review here here!

October 7th, 2018
Evership announces New Album Release Date
From the stage of ProgStock 2018 in New Jersey, Evership's Shane Atkinson announced the release date for their new Album; Evership II. It will be available October 19th, 2018!

Sept 29th, 2018
House of Prog Radio premiers new Evership music
The Waiting Room program on the houseofprog.com premiers the first cut, The Serious Room, off the new Evership album, soon to be announced! Thanks to the Prog Doctor, Marty Dorfman!

Sept 14th, 2018
Proglodytes Reviews Evership Debut
The Proglodytes.com reviews the Evership debut! Good to know that music lovers and bloggers are still loving it. Worth the wait, good insights. Thank you, Jared! Check it out here!

Aug 15th, 2018
Live Shows Feature new Material
Working hard on the second record, Evership finds time to perform a few shows in Nashivlle to share some new material before performing at Progstock in October. Evership will perform at Springwater Restaurant and Lounge on Monday, Sept. 3rd (Labor Day). They will also be at The End on Sunday, Sept 23rd (Pre-sale Tickets only - Buy Here).

June 7th, 2018
Evership spotlighted on Gagliarchives files Radio Show
This Saturday (June 17th, 2018) Evership will be featured on the nations oldest Progressive Rock radio show, the Gagliarchives files, at 9PM Central! Don't miss it! Live Link!

May 16th, 2018
New UK Distributor - CD Services
Evership recented teamed up with a new UK Distributor CD Services! Now the Evership CD is easily availble in UK (Currently CD of the Week)! Thank you Dave Shoesmith! Get your CD here!

March 30th, 2018
Evership Featured on "The Road To Progstock"!
Evership was interviewed for the first installment of "The Road To Progstock", a series of video blogs by Sonic Perspectives chronicling the upcoming October 2018 festival in New Jersey (Get your tickets here). Great interview by Austin Kokel! Watch it here!

March 6th, 2018
Closet Concert Arena - Evership Debut Album Review
The Closet Concert Arena Progressive Rock blog releases a wonderful, and colorful, review of the Evership debut album! Thank you, Vincent! Read it here (Tuesday, March 6th)!

March 1th, 2018
Proglodytes Radio - Evership Interview (Podcast)
Proglodytes Radio does a 1-hour-deep interview with Evership! No topic untouched! Thank you, Thomas and Jared! Get comfortable and check out the podcast here (Episode 26)!

Feb 16th, 2018
Evership Interview - Rock and Prog (Spanish/English)
The esteemed Argentinian blog Rock and Prog does an in-depth interview with Evership! Shane talks about his views on progressive music production, Evership lyrics and the new up-coming album. Thank you, Diego! Check it out here! (Spanish and English)

BIO


Bio
Nashville-based Melodic 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 CCM 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 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, almost 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, 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 first 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. I was a music and lit major in school. So my lyrics tend to be classically driven as well, lending to a longer format."

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 joined in a band with musician, acoustician and studio builder Mike Tharret and singer Mike Priebe. But nothing materialized for the effort. With no prospects on the horizon Beau put his guitar in a closet and there it stayed for three years. He says, "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 of the project due to life circumstances. Shane says, "This was operatic, expressive 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 debut 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 young. 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 debut 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 choir made up of session singers and singers from both the Nashville Symphony Chorus and The Nashville Choir, to push the production over the top with live choir, recorded in a cathedral in Green Hills, Tennessee.

The panoramic artwork was illustrated by Nashville-area artist Philip Willis. Like the music, it is immersive.

The eponymous debut album Evership (CD and Digital) was released on July 1, 2016. Within a month Evership was invited to perform at the prestigious 2017 Rite of Spring progressive rock festival in Gettysburg, PA. By years-end was sited as a 2016 top-ten album of the year by scores of prominent international progressive and rock magazine outlets and radio! The vinyl was mastered by Grammy-award winning engineer Cameron Henry...