The Live Oaks are a Nationally emerging Americana band from the San Francisco, Bay Area. Norman Greenbaum, creator of the hit song, Spirit in the Sky stated recently after a show with the Live Oaks, "These guys are really good, remind me of my own bands growing up". San Francisco rock & roll mixed with soul, rhythm & blues with country songwriting foundations. Like Bob Dylan and the band, mixed with Creedence Clearwater. This band can take any crowd and figure out a way make a great night out of it. The group, lead by drummer/singer/songwriter Evan Lanam, has been touring extensively the last 3-4 years and have been opening for notable acts touring through the Bay Area. Recently helped sell out premier venues in San Francisco, both the Rickshaw Stop with Larkin Poe, and The Independent with Sweet Plot, and recently opened for Norman Greenbaum. Keep them on your radar, The Live Oaks have a new album coming this spring...
Notable bands Evan has played with: Larkin Poe (SOLD OUT), Shinyribs, Sweet Plot (SOLD OUT), Lindi Ortega, Insects vs Robots, Kelly Stoltz, Willy Tea Taylor,
Rainbow Girls, Coffis Brothers, Cyral Jordan (Flamin' Groovies), and many, many more.
Notable stages: SolAura Music Festival 2018, Bay Street Live 2018, The Independent SF (SOLD OUT), Rickshaw Stop (SOLD OUT), Slims, Sweetwater Music Hall, SXSW Official (under name Mendonesia), Great American Music Hall, The Chapel, The Lost Church (SOLD OUT) SOHO (SB), Brick and Mortar and many, many more.
"The Live Oaks, what an amazing band."
Sold Out show at the Independent w/ Sweet Plot
"You guys are really good, you remind me of bands that I was in growing up."
- Norman Greenbaum
(Spirit in the Sky)
2019 NPR TINY DESK CONTEST
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