Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Could you be a NedHead?

Upcoming concert at Whiskey’s could create converts

Express Staff Writer

    By the age of 2, most of us have learned the upsides and downside to fit-pitching. Ask Ned Evett about his and he’ll tell you how it led to a groundbreaking style in guitar playing that when paired with his incredible voice makes for an original blues sound.        Evett’s talents will be on display at Whiskey Jacques’ on Friday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m. A $5 cover is all it costs to see a musician who USA Today dubbed “the master of the glass-necked fretless guitar.” Guitar Magazine called him, “the world’s first fretless guitar rockstar.”
    Evett’s music is described as acoustic folk Americana. He writes all his own songs, which run the gamut from instrumental riffs to hard-rocking blues.
    Five albums into his career, Ned Evett’s latest, “Treehouse” was produced in Nashville by Adrian Belew, and mixed by Avett Brothers/Flogging Molly mix engineer Ryan Hewitt.
    The fretless style came about in 1990, explains a bio on his website, when he smashed his Strat onstage.
    “Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Ned recovered the unbroken neck, removed the frets, and developed a groundbreaking style that is all his own.”
    Perhaps it was his sculptor side interest, or just frugality, but what evolved is described as his trademark, a fretless mirrored glass-and-steel resonator called the “Globro.”
    Around this time last year, he released his latest, which is described as a 14-song diary of love, loss, redemption and the future.
    To get a sampling of the music that has led to a legion of NedHeads, visit

Ned Evett and Triple Double live
When: Friday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m.
How: $5 at the door.


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