credit: Paige Sara
Evan Bartels comes from a town of 100 people. Tobias, his hometown, is found on a lone stretch of highway that cuts across the Nebraskan prairie. It is a place that offers immeasurable freedom, while threatening a life of unanswered wanting. Here the sentiment behind his most recent album, Lonesome, was forged.
Recorded over two days at The Sound Emporium in Nashville, and produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers), this set captures intimate moments of self-actualization upon a stark American landscape. With a haunting and powerful vocal performance, Bartels delivers a poignant collection of songs that take an unflinching look at the deepest parts of our human experience. Amongst those clamoring for attention in the digital age, Evan Bartels is a timeless and prophetic voice that demands to be heard.
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