Kiley Evans - O Holy Night (A Tribute to a Friend)
Kiley Evans - One More Spin Around
Kiley Evans - Johnny Depp
Kiley Visits Bosse School of Music
Kiley Performs "Papa's Song" on The Steve Katsos Show
Thank You For These Awards!!
I Still (Original)
**For more videos, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/KileyEvans
March 5, 2013
Woo! I was recently nominated for "Country Act of the Year" by the New England Music Awards (2012)! The New England Music Awards are pannel nominated, but FAN/FRIEND/FAMILY (F to the third power) VOTED! So please, if you have enjoyed my music at all over the past year, please take a second and vote! Here's where you vote: http://nemusicawards.com/vote/
Thank you kindly!
January 22, 2013
Well Happy New Year! I just wanted to drop you a line and say hey. I hope you are having a good winter and staying warm! I have been spending a lot of time with family and friends, and staying warm for the most part. My driver's side window got stuck half way down for a couple weeks there, and that sucked, but other than that, warm and toasty! On the bright side, I got to spend some time with my Dad while he helped me fix my window (a.k.a. he froze his butt off and slaved outside while I yelled words of encouragement from the window). Thanks Dad! I wonder if my Dad ever reads my website blog. I guess we'll find out...
I've been spending a lot of time this winter hanging out inside my own head and developing my vision a bit. I've been back and forth to Nashville to work on writing, and I took a few workshops while I was there (I highly recommend Rick Barker & Jason Blume). I've also been doing some reflecting and trying to absorb wisdom in order to confidently move forward. As with any career, uncertainty can drive one nuts. I have a tendancy to think too much and run myself in circles. I think it was best that I step back for a minute and spend some time with my own conscience. In the end, going with my gut almost always puts me back on track. I have to remember to always do that--go with my gut. And you should too! It's there for a reason.
I feel refreshed and I'm excited to go down new roads in 2013. Also, I wanted to give an "end of 2012" shout out to a few of my very good friends, Jimmy Pemberton, Michael Poorman, and Al Salzilo. They have been such a huge part in helping me inch along on my journey to wherever I'm going. Thanks guys.
October 11th, 2012
I'm currently eating some granola cereal out of the box and little pieces of granola keep getting stuck in my keyboard. The "T" and "L" buttons make a little crunch sound when I press them. I like granola. I never know where to start when I write these blogs! I've realized, I'm not the best blogger. Blog writing is definitely my weak point (which is completely different than songwriting, mind you). If you've been on my YouTube page (youtube.com/user/kileyevans), you may have seen some of my video blogs. I remember the first time I tried a video blog. It felt so strange, like I was talking to an inanimate object (which I was). I was watching some of my oldest blogs from two years ago not too long ago. It's kind of funny to look back at yourself on video and see how you've changed over time. It's WEIRD! Now I'm most comfortable when I'm talking to my inanimate computer/camera friend and writing out blogs is strange. The world-is-a-changin'! Anyways, here's what's going on:
I've been mentioning that I'm working on finishing a brand new and very different EP which I'm hoping to release sometime this fall/winter. Aside from that, I'm planning on spending some time in Nashville this fall and winter to get some good quality writing in! This is the best time of year for writing (in my opinion..so far). I'm going to be concentrating most of my efforts on writing my butt off this winter, so you may notice a little lack of shows in the meantime. I will, of course, still be doing some shows and acoustic performances here and there, so I can try out some of my new stuff! Check back with my show schedule every so often for updates.
I released a music video for One More Spin Around in September! If you haven't seen it, check it out:
I was featured on WCVB-TV's "Chronicle" this month! They did a "New England Goes Country" piece, which was a ton of fun to be a part of. If you missed it, check out the segment here: http://www.wcvb.com/chronicle/New-England-Goes-Country/-/12523032/16755490/-/u2ugj8z/-/index.html
July 30, 2012
WELL! As of the lately, things have been crazy and busy and exciting. We have been shooting a music video for my song "One More Spin Around" that I released back in May. We have been shooting all over the place...in my back yard, in a local market, in a laundromat, and in a garage/barn. I really cannot wait for this video to be done. I often get heckled because I'm super corney (intentional) and my thoughts are often "cliche" which is ironic because I claim that cliches are my pet peeve! I know...that doesn't make sense. This music video is just going to be one big ball of cliche, corney, weirdness. I've learned a lesson while on this music career pursuit of mine, that things are never perfect, never come out how you wanted them to, and if you just let things be what they are, they are meaningful and worth while in one way or another. You can always grow and learn. And just a sidenote: I realized after the fact that I wore the same exact pair of ripped jeans that I wore in the music video shoot for "Johnny Depp" except over the past year, the holes in the knees have gotten way bigger. I guess I like those jeans!? Weird...
Which brings me to my next topic of unorganized thoughts. I'M WORKING ON NEW MUSIC FOR YOUUUU!! I'm not sure if I will release a full EP in the fall or what...but I'm really proud and pumped (haha...PP!) about this new collection of songs that I'm recording. And I can't wait for you to dive into the sea of lyrical and melodical content that I have concocted for you. I think you will be refreshed and delighted. MHMM!! And if you catch any of my solo acoustic shows in the near future, you may hear a few of them.
I've really been digging The Civil Wars this past month. And I'm telling everyone, because I feel passionate about it.
Next paragraph...be on the look out for a ton of new stuff going on regarding my shows, music, and way of being. Lot's of ideas and excitement plus lots of action equals cool stuff happening. Period space space.
Over and outski,
April 23, 2012
My new single, "One More Spin Around" debuts tomorrow night on Cat Country 98.1 FM - WCTK! I feel like I've been waiting forever for you guys to hear this. I worked with so many amazing people on this track and I'm very proud of it. It will be officially released (iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, and MORE) on May 1st! I hope you love hearing it as much as I loved creating it. TUNE IN @ 7PM!
Also this month, I will be opening for Sony Music Nashville recording artist, Casey James on April 29th at the Cadillac Ranch in Southington, CT. Tickets are $5 at the door and rumor has it that there is a mechanical bull at the venue....that's all I have to say 0:) HECK YEAH.
If you haven't already heard, I'm itching to make a music video for my new single, "One More Spin Around" but I need your help! Check out my kickstarter project: Go to kickstarter.com and type in "Kiley Evans."
Over and out.
March 12, 2012
I am still on a high from this past weekends events! I am the extremely proud recipient of The New England Music Award for "Country Act of the Year (2011)" and The Limelight Magazine Music Award for "Song of the Year (2011)" for my song, Johnny Depp. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to either vote for these awards, come to a show, buy my music, or root me on in any way.
The only way I can think of to keep saying thank you (other than yelling it out my window every morning) is to keep putting out new music for you! I am so excited to announce that I will be releasing a brand NEW SINGLE ON MAY 1st, 2012!
My band and I are really looking forward to this summer and hoping to see you very soon! Thanks, again.
February 22, 2012
I hope everyone's year is off to a good start! I made a few New Year's resolutions and I have been relatively good (hehe) at sticking to them--(curse you peanut butter cups!?!) Although I may have given into the irresistable temptations of peanut butter and chocolate, there are a few resolutions that I am sure I will stick to. One of those resolutions is to play MORE SHOWS in 2012 and to constantly have new stuff to add to my performances, whether it be new tunes, new locations, or new instruments. And of course, you can be expecting full band performances starting this spring/summer! Another resolution is to get NEW MUSIC to you faster and more consistently. My team and I have been working on some brand new tunes this month, and I'm so excited to get those to you.
Hoping to see each of you very soon! Have a good rest of the wintah ;)
January 1, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I can't believe another year has gone by. I would like to say THANK YOU, once again, for all the support I have received this past year. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing team of people that enable me to be doing what I love.
At one of my recent shows, someone approached me and told me that one of the tracks off my EP (Papa's Song), motivated her to reach out to her father, and start video chatting with him. She told me that she realized that he would only be around for so long to share his stories with her and her children. It means SO MUCH to me to get that kind of feedback, along with all the incredible support and encouragement that I get from all of you. So, thank you.
In the upcoming new year, you can look forward to a BRAND NEW EP, more show dates with a FULL BAND, new VIDEOS, and much more. I would like to remind you to please continue to request "Johnny Depp" on all your local radio stations (stations posted below). It is more important than ever!!
Have a great year! See you soon.
September 15, 2011
I HAVE A REQUEST!!
I'm turning in my Christmas list early this year. All I want is for you to call (or e-mail) and REQUEST MY TUNES on your local RADIO STATIONS! Yea, THAT'S IT! Below is a list of stations that are already on board. If you are not withith radius of any of these stations, call your local stations get them on board!
Only YOU, can prevent forest fires (I don't know....that just popped in my head).
Cat Country 98.1 FM (Providence, RI)
CALL: (401) 224-1285
Cape Country 104 FM (Barnstable County, MA)
CALL: (888) WKPE-104
Cool 102 FM (Cape Cod, MA)
CALL: (877) 266-5102
WATD 95.9 FM (Marshfield, MA)
CALL: (781) 834-4900
WXBR AM 1460 (Brockton, MA)
CALL: (508) 587-2400
WMBR 88.1 FM (Boston, MA)
CALL: (617) 253-8810
August 30, 2011
WOO! Today is the day!! The PREMIERE of the official "Johnny Depp" music video! We had a freakin' BLAST shooting the video this summer (directed/shot/edited by Dave Green/adoor photography). I would like to thank the CREW, the EXTRAS, and anyone that took part in this video in any way. You guys are incredible!
BUT WAIT, there's more (ha)! Keep an eye out for my EP, which will be released in September! And make sure you check out the growing list of show dates!
A HUGE THANKS to everyone that has been showing support at my shows this summer! I hope to see you in the fall :) Get ready for some fresh new tunes.
July 11, 2011
July?! WHAT? When the heck did that happen?!
I can't believe that it is already July 11th! I hope that everyone's 4th of July was jam packed with colorful explosions and delicious pasta salads of all sorts. I am slowly starting to feel better, and we will be re-booking some shows for the remainder of the summer! Please check back soon for some brand new dates. My schedule is jam packed with exciting things and I am PUMPED! We are working hard to finish up my EP for the summer release and we will be shooting a MUSIC VIDEO for my first single, "Johnny Depp" next weekend!
Come find me on facebook and twitter! And if you're hitting the beach, please don't litter ;) Ha..
June 27, 2011
I wanted to write a message just to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been coming out to see the shows so far this summer! It means so much to me and I'm pumped to actually get to meet you and see your beautiful faces! The support I've been getting lately is pretty incredible and each step I take feels more confident! You guys ROCK! Unfortunately, I somehow managed to get pretty sick and had to temporatily cancel upcoming shows until further notice. On a more positive note, I will be releasing my EP this summer! I will be announcing the date shortly, so check back with kileyevans.com soon!
Hope everyone is staying hydrated in this hot weather ;)
April 20, 2011
I am excited to be debuting my second single called, "Not Today," on Cat Country 98.1 FM this Friday night, April 22nd! I will be on air chatting with Samantha Cody sometime after 8pm. I would love for you to tune in and give it a listen!
Also, I have posted a few new videos and have gotten into a nice little routine of posting a new video every Monday! So check back every week for new videos and for the growing list of spring/summer show dates! If you would like my band and I to play in your area, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and let us know!
Happy spring! Woo!!
March 14, 2011
I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you all know that we are in the process of booking a ton of new shows for the summer time! Please keep checking back periodically for new dates!
Also, I just posted a new video from some of the recent appearances. It's at the top, go check it out!
March 3, 2011
Thank you for checking out my new website! A big thanks to Charlie and the Cutlip Deisngs team for getting this up and running, and making it look amazing! I suggest them for any of your graphic or web design needs: www.cutlipdesigns.com.
There are so many exciting things going on right now! My first single, "Johnny Depp" is getting airplay on WCTK (Cat Country) in Southern New England/Boston and WATD in the greater Boston area. Thank you to all of you who have been calling and requesting the song. If you'd like to hear the song on Cat Country, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 401-224- #1 CTK (1285). Requests can be made on WATD by calling: 781-837-4900. We will be posting new stations that are playing the single as they become available!
Private House Concert
March 7th @ 7pm::
Lombardo's - Friendship Home Gala
6 Billings Street
*Proceeds to benefit the "Friendship Home"
March 20th @ 7pm::
Paradise Cafe - Writer's Round - NETN Writer's Round
565 High Street
March 29th @ 8pm::
JW's Burger Bar - Evans Family Acoustic Night
17 New Driftway
April 18th @ 8pm::
House of Blues - Foundation Room - Brendan Kelley CD Release
15 Landsdowne Street
April 19th @ 8pm::
The Bailey - Evans Family Acoustic Night
278 Ocean Street
April 20th @ 8pm::
Concert For A Cure - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
445 Douglas Pike
May 11th @ 1pm::
The Middle East - Opening for Ayla Brown
472-480 Massachusetts Avenue
May 18th @TBA::
South Shore Science Center's 50th Anniversary
48 Jacobs Lane
*Featuring wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin and meteorologist Harvey Leonard
July 27th @ 8pm::
Oak Bluffs, MA (Martha's Vineyard)
Dreamland - Opening for Lori McKenna
9 Oak Bluffs Ave.
Oakbluffs, MA (Martha's Vineyard)
I'd love to say that I have always dreamed of becoming a singer/songwriter from the time I was a little girl, but for me, it definitely didn't happen that way. Actually, I had always thought I'd follow in my father's footsteps and pursue a career in engineering.
Throughout high school I took classes that were geared toward engineering, classes that would help prepare me for college. The summer after I graduated, I was getting ready to move away from home for the first time, into my dorm at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Just before I left, my dad made a last minute gesture. He decided to send me to school with his old acoustic guitar--the same guitar that he had taken to college with him years earlier. At that point I didn't really know how to play it, but I gladly accepted, because I knew that it would make me feel better to hold it when I was feeling homesick. Over the course of my freshman and sophomore years, I took my dad's guitar out and played it every time I missed home. By the end of my second year I had taught myself how to play, and started writing my own songs.
On a school break, one of my family members sent me a link to a songwriting contest hosted by CMT (Country Music Television). I decided to enter the contest and thought it would be a fun way to fill up some of my free time. I submitted my first original song, called, "The Only One," along with a homemade music video. "The Only One" ended up in the top 64 finalists of over 2,000 applicants.
I didn't return to college after that. Instead, I moved home and began to pursue a career as a songwriter and performer. It had always been my dream to follow in my father's footsteps, but I realized that engineering was not the only way that I could do that. Like my father, my true passion lies somewhere else…in music.
In the past couple of years I have been passionately pursuing my newfound dream. My song, "Johnny Depp," has been receiving airplay from commercial, local and college radio stations all over New England, and scattered stations across the US. This past year I received the "Songwriter of the Year" Award from the Massachusetts Country Music Association and recently received the "Country Act of the Year" Award from the New England Music Awards, as well as the "Song of the Year" Award from Limelight Magazine.
I still can't believe that I strayed from the "life and career plan" that I had set for myself since grade school, but I'm thrilled that I decided to follow my heart. I couldn't be happier.