Bob Evans is not a well known restaurant chain. Okay, in 26 states in the USA it is. But THIS Bob Evans is the award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist. Welcome to his website.
Get the complete lowdown on him at About Bob.
Or, now that you’re here and apparently have some time to kill, why not
- Head over to the Acoustic Tonic Music store for recordings, transcriptions and lessons
- read Bob’s Blog for breaking news, salacious details, and various pieces of mental lint
- check out Shows to see if he’s coming to a neighbourhood near you
- or just drop him a note on the Guestbook page
Or perhaps you’ve got a month end report due in less than an hour and you’re just looking for some mindless diversion to distract you from your actual task at hand. A jigsaw puzzle or two could eat up that time nicely.
On the other hand, if you’re just curious about which of the entrants in the very crowded field of Famous Bob Evans’ of the World he is NOT, check out I’m Not THAT Bob Evans to spend another ten minutes of your life you’ll never get back.
Khamenkule is a piece I wrote as a tribute to John D. Loudermilk's fingerstyle guitar classic Windy and Warm.
In the world of fingerstyle guitar music there is a small group of pieces that have endured over the decades and become part of a core repertoire that almost everyone who plays fingerstyle seems to dip in to at some point. Windy and Warm is certainly part of that group, along with other classics, like Freight Train, Classical Gas, and Blackbird.Read More ...
"You Can’t Do That” is an early rocker written by John Lennon. I first heard it sometime back in 1964 on The Beatles’ Long Tall Sally. I still remember this song standing out as having a darker, edgier colour than a lot of their other early songs. Harrison’s ”Don’t Bother Me” stood out in a similar way for me.Read More ...
Some forty five years ago I got caught up in the ragtime music revival of the early 70s. A combination of the success of Joshua Rifkin's Nonesuch recordings of Scott Joplin's works, the soundtrack of the movie The Sting - which turned The Entertainer in a major hit record- , and probably the fact that Joplin's music was moving into the Public Domain making it cheap to publish, all came together to resurrect this musical style.Read More ...
The Slippery Slope is an original composition of mine celebrating a slip in' and a slidin' on the fretboard. A transcription and MP3 bundle is now available in the Acoustic Tonic Music StoreRead More ...
Have Yourself Merry Little Christmas was written for the 1944 film Meet Me In St. Louis, starring Judy Garland. Garland balked at singing the original lyrics Read More ...