Bob Evans is not a well known restaurant chain. Well, ok, technically it is. But THIS Bob Evans is the award winning, Canadian finger-style guitarist. Welcome to his website.
So, now that you're here and apparently have some time to kill, what would you like to do? Check out some of the suggestions displayed to the right, dig in, enjoy, and drop me ... uh ... I mean him ... a note on the Guestbook page, if you have any comments or questions. (Phew! This writing in the third person is exhausting).
- Salacious Details
- Acoustic Tonic Music Store
If you're looking for one of his CDs, DVDs, transcriptions or videos, head on over to the Acoustic Tonic Store, for audio and video samples and ordering/downloading information.
- Upcoming Performances
You can find a complete listing of upcoming shows at Shows
- Mindless Diversions
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 would eat up that time nicely.
Or 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. Then check out I?m Not THAT Bob Evans for another ten minutes of your life you'll never get back.
Nylon and Steel – Exploring the Acoustic Guitar June 10, 2015
I am teaming up with classical guitarist Brad Mahon to present an evening of music and stories for and about the guitar. We’re calling it Nylon and Steel – Exploring the Acoustic Guitar and will be doing two shows in Regina on June 13 and 14. Performing on two similar, yet distinct, forms of the… Read More »
Good King Wenceslas … or is it? December 10, 2014
Transcription available Level: Int/Adv Tuning: Standard Tuning Includes Transcription + MP3 Good King Wenceslas always struck me as a bit odd when I was a kid. I liked the tune. But the lyrics seemed a bit different from other Christmas carols in that they didn’t seem to specifically reference Christmas itself. “Away in a… Read More »
Blackbird October 11, 2014
Blackbird is one of Paul McCartney's little masterpieces. With my penchant for arranging The Beatles for solo guitar this is one song I couldn't ignore. Read More ...
Hark! It’s Harold’s Angels! Oh Joy December 6, 2013
Transcription available Level: Int/Adv Tuning: Drop D Includes Transcription + MP3 I‘m just sitting here today looking at the scene outside my window: a blanket of snow on the trees and ground all wrapped in a crisp temperature of -27C temperature (-39C wind chill). As I look out I think to myself, “Could there… Read More »
2012 Home of the Legends Contemporary Thumbpicking Champion October 4, 2012
This past weekend (Sept. 29, 2012) my wife and I travelled down to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, for the Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Weekend. We had a wonderful trip seeing some beautiful scenery, meeting great people (inlcuding some fellow Canucks who had come down from Toronto) and hearing some fine guitar music. I also entered… Read More »
Lord Randal November 19, 2011
Back to Transcription Listing» Listen Sorry, your browser does not support HTML5 audio. Transcription available Level: Intermediate Tuning: Drop D Lord Randal is one of the most well-known of the English murder ballads. It is the story of a young man who has lunch with either his girlfriend or, in the version I sing,… Read More »
Maple Leaf Rag January 11, 2011
Back to Transcription Listing» Transcription available Level: Int/Adv Tuning: Standard If you’d like to show your support, name your own price, or enter 0 to download it for free. The Maple Leaf Rag was Scott Joplin’s first and biggest hit. This piano piece was originally published in 1899 and put ragtime music at the… Read More »
Santa Claus is Coming to Town December 13, 2010
Back to Transcription Listing» Transcription available Level: Int/Adv Tuning: Standard If you’d like to show your support, name your own price, or enter 0 to download it for free. Yikes! We’re already half way through December. I figure I better get this out before I slide right through the holiday season into the new… Read More »
Silent Night – Be vewy, vewy quiet December 10, 2010
Back to Acoustic Tonic Music Store» Transcription available Level: Intermediate Tuning: Standard If you’d like to show your support, name your own price, or enter 0 to download it for free. If ever there was a Christmas carol that should be played on the guitar, it would be Silent Night. After all, according to… Read More »
CAAS 2010 and Artisan Guitars Chet Atkins Tribute Show July 18, 2010
The 2010 Chet Atkins Appreciation Society (CAAS) Convention has come and gone for another year. This was my tenth year to have had the good fortune to perform at it. Ten years? Yikes, where does the time go? Kicking the week off on the night before CAAS began, Tuesday (July 6), Artisan Guitars held their… Read More »