"Evan and the Live Oaks is a rowdy folk rock and roll outfit from the San Francisco Bay Area. Hailed by some as the “Anderson Paak of folk music,” Lanam fills his band with friends and plays whenever and wherever he can. The band just wrapped a four-show residency at the Boom Boom Room that spanned over a month and a half, and they aren’t slowing down." -Deli Magazine
Evan Lanam started singing in the 1st grade as a choir boy at St. Matthews Catholic School in San Mateo, California and since has been an active contributor to the San Francisco Bay Area music scenes, playing in numerous bands, usually as a drummer, and back-up vocalist. After hundreds of shows, and years of supporting a variety of amatuer and professional bands, Evan finally started finally his own group, consisting of the original material he has been writing over the years. Lately, the Live Oaks are in full force, and has become Evan's focus, they just got back from their 3rd Nationwide tour where they did 25 shows in 30 days opening up for Tommy Alexander.
Notable bands Evan has shared a stage with: Kelly Stoltz, Willy Tea Taylor, Lindi Ortega,
Rainbow Girls, Coffis Brothers, Left Coast Country, Hibbity Dibbity, Tommy Alexander, Caitlin Jemma, Missippi Mike, Cool Ghouls, Natural Child, Erica Sunshine Lee, Cyral Jordan (Flamin' Groovies), and many, many more.
Notable stages: Slims, Sweetwater Music Hall, SXSW Official, Great American Music Hall, The Chapel, SOHO (SB), Brick and Mortar and many, many more.
The band members slightly change, and lately Evan sings 'most' of the songs from the drums. They just released a a new E.P. they did at Hyde Street, called Hyde Street E.P. with Producer Eric Drew Feldman and Pamela Parker. Check out their first album Back Focus, recorded and mixed by Mark Carnahan below or find it for free HERE.
"Holy sh%# @evlanam in San Fran last night - filling in for his own drummer, just a hurricane of talent" - Tasha Valdez
Evan and The Live Oaks new video from NPR Chico, NSPR.
"Evan Lanam's voice is what Bob Dylan wished his voice sounded like on a good day." -Maria Muldaur (Multi-Grammy Nominee, most know for her million selling hit 'Midnight at the Oasis')
"Evan was the highlight of our Summer [Concert] Series."
-Ed Mills KGGV FM Radio
"These guys are very, very good, and I don't just say that.."
- Clay Hawkins KZYX FM Radio
"a San Francisco singing-drummer that needs to be heard.." -Asialiferadio.com
SXSW DATES AND APRIL TOUR DATES TBA!
The Live Oaks is a collective of amazing Bay Area musicians and includes:
Russel Bourne (Lead Guitar/Vocals)
John Dering (Bass)
Billy Pillsbury (Drums)
Ian McArdle (Keys)
Tom Conneely (Rhythm)
Kyle Clause (Bass/Guitar)
Adam Spry (Guitar/Vocals)
Maddy Ranson (Vocals)
Tony Glaser (Vocals)
Jordan Feinstein (Keys)
Tess Paoli (Vocals)
Adam Witkowski (Guitar)
Ian Wade (Bass)
Daniel Erik (Bass)
Patrick Shields (Drums)
Steve Jaeger (Bass)
Annie Simmons (Vocals)
"Once a Live Oak, always a Live Oak"
Evan & the Eccentrics 2013 (Boom Boom Room and Great American Music Hall)
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All hit songs have been copyrighted.