Will Evans and Paul Izak
Paul Izak & Will Evans
Friday, September 1
Show: 8p | Doors: 7p
Tickets: $30 advance / $35 door
Paul Izak hails from the Hawaiian island of Oahu, he is an organic farmer and roots musician, whose music brings folks together in a conscious way. This will be his first show in Rhode Island. Will Evans is a Northeast based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His passion for surfing, the environment and building community is omni present in his music. Paul has featured on multiple songs Will has written and the two friends are looking forward to sharing song and story as well as recording this show as a upcoming live EP.
Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter and frontman for the New England-based roots-rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 50+ million streams on Pandora & Spotify, he’s embarked on his solo journey—carrying along some of the Jack Johnson-ish vibes from his earlier band. He’s since released three additional full-length albums and traveled the U.S. & Europe several times over.
In his shows, Evans displays technical mastery of live-looping that showcase his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, including the didgeridoo, steel drums, percussive beatboxing, acoustic guitar, and layers of soulful vocals.
His album “Rise” was nominated for three categories by the New England Music Awards. The album features deeply personal topics of humanity, compassion, and a reflection of the current political times. While promoting the album, he toured extensively with his friend and fellow conscious-roots musician Trevor Hall, performing for sold-out crowds across North America and Europe. In 2020 Evans released ‘The Summer Swell,’ a 3-song live EP, as well as a new summer-vibed single: “Lean In.”
ENVIRONMENT, HOPE, AND INCLUSION
A lifelong surfer and environmentalist, Evans’ songs speak to the importance of connecting with—and protecting—the earth. At a time when so many are looking for words of inspiration and reassurance, his songs deliver messages of family, love, hope, and inclusion.
“KIND FOLK” FAN COMMUNITY
In the Spring of 2020, at the start of the global pandemic and with a palpable anxiousness felt worldwide, he launched “Kind Folk,” a tight-knit fan community that’s grown into the thousands and has become a network for good friends who’ve connected via his music and the group’s charity efforts.
Over the years, he’s shared the stage with: Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, Nahko, Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ryan Montbleau, Railroad Earth, and members of Dispatch.