Pittsfield, MA: The lead singer and drummer of Barefoot Truth teams up with acoustic powerhouse The Sweet Remains for an unforgettable night of blissful harmony and melody at The Garage on Saturday March 2 at 8pm.
Tickets to Will Evans and The Sweet Remains are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.
Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary songwriter, drummer and front man of the roots rock outfit Barefoot Truth. Four full length albums and several EP’s were recorded with Barefoot Truth, including their latest release “Carry Us On” which debuted at #10 on the ITunes rock chart. Recently, Barefoot Truth has decided to take an extended hiatus which has led Will to a new chapter in his musical journey. Will’s solo project gives him an empty canvas to explore and create a new sound to share with anyone willing to lend an ear. Influences are drawn from a diverse selection of musical genres including hip-hop, pop and folk rock artists such as John Butler, Lauryn Hill, John Mayer, Bernhoft and Ray Lamontagne. Will’s debut album, Wishin’ Well, was just released on February 12, 2013.
The Sweet Remains are a thoroughly unique band in today’s market, headed by three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contributes to the writing and three-part harmonies that define the band’s sound. Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. However, it is their lush harmonies that distinguish The Sweet Remains from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadours and harkens back to super-groups of the ’60s and ’70s like CSN, The Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel.
When Rich Price, Greg Naughton, and Brian Chartrand met for a chance jam-session in a Rhode Island hotel room in 2008, the three instantly recognized a musical blend and kinship that would eventually overcome geography (and solo-careers) to form The Sweet Remains.
Rich and Greg first started collaborating writing songs for Rich’s 2004 Geffen Records debut—a CD that spawned Rich’s single “I’m on my way,” featured on the multi-platinum Shrek 2 soundtrack. Rich has released three solo albums and written music for many high-profile film and television projects.
Described by Performing Songwriter Magazine as “a magnetic writer and performer,” Greg Naughton has played his music all across this country in venues ranging from New Orleans’ grittiest, to the east room of the White House. His indie released CD Demogogue & the Sun Songs was co-produced by Grammy winning recording artist Phoebe Snow and several of Greg’s songs have gone on to be covered by major label artists.
Brian Chartrand’s journey as a multi-talented singer/songwriter and instrumentalist has taken him from South Hadley, MA, where he grew up, to Phoenix, AZ where he splits his time as a solo-artist and front-man of The Voce Project and Ten Dollar Outfit. Since 2003, Brian has released 10 CDs with his various projects.
After that first jam-session in 2008, Rich, Greg, and Brian began writing and recording together during breaks in each of their solo touring when they could all manage to meet at a small home-studio in Los Angeles. They played the tracks for producer Andy Zulla who immediately joined the project, and the band’s debut CD Laurel & Sunset was released several months later. The band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since.
In 2011, their song “What I’m Looking For,” was featured in various placements including a Subaru car ad campaign and with Eddie Bauer. In September 2011, “Dance With Me,” was featured in the Putumayo Music compilation, Acoustic Café, to be sold in cafe’s and gift shops around the world. In 2012, the band released a DVD & CD Live at The Canal Room. Their sophomore studio album North & Prospect will be available in 2013.