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Bill Evans & Megan Lynch (BEML)


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Roots music/Americana/contemporary folk/alt-country

Status:

Most recent release as a duo, let's do something... (2009)

See also:

Bill Evans's site

Megan Lynch's site

Comparisons:

Other roots/alt-country musicians, Megan Lynch's vocals and style are somewhat like Kathy Mattea

Covers/own material:

Most covers, some own

General comments:

Bill Evans and Megan Lynch (BEML) each have solo careers, Bill Evans as a banjo (and guitar) player and Megan Lynch as a fiddler. Together they make wonderful vocal harmonies and join their instruments to great effect. Clearly, they've both been called virtuosos for a reason. Heads up to all fans of bluegrass, roots music, Americana, contemporary folk, new folk, alt-country—whatever you call it. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

let's do something... is their debut as a duo

Recordings:

let's do something... (2009)

let's do something...

Release info:

2009—Native and Fine Records

Availability:

See Bill Evans's site and Megan Lynch's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of roots/new country music

Group members:

Megan Lynch—vocals, fiddle
Bill Evans—vocals, banjo, guitar

Guest artists:

Michial Anglin and Eleanor Cross—additional vocals, handclaps (2)

Produced by:

Stephen Mougin and BEML

Comments:

The sound on this album ranges from rootsy bluegrass through contemporary folk/pop. Both Bill Evans and Megan Lynch have good evocative voices for this kind of material and their harmonies are lovely. Their press talks about their "natural and unassuming sophistication" and also mentioned "intensely intimate and difficult to categorize." Hell, yes. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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