The Live Oaks are a rapidly emerging Americana band from San Francisco. Led by a fiery and versatile singing drummer - Evan Lanam – they evoke the classic spirit of rock, mixed with soul, R&B and country songwriting foundations. Imagine Bob Dylan and The Band, mixed with CCR and a touch of Willie Nelson. They've got a swinging groove that wins over new fans with a natural ease. This band lights a fire under every type of audience and turns any night into a rollicking good time.
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 as well as being a go-to source of classic rock entertainment for some of the Bay Area top companies. 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 summer!
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.
"You guys are really good, you remind me of bands that I was in growing up."
- Norman Greenbaum
(#1 Hit songwriter, Spirit in the Sky)
"Evan Lanam's voice is what Bob Dylan wished his voice sounded like." - Maria Muldaur (Grammy Nominee and #1 hit song)
"The Live Oaks, what an amazing band."
Sold Out show at the Independent w/ Sweet Plot
2019 NPR TINY DESK CONTEST
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