Ned Evett and Triple Double Album Release and Tour Kickoff
Ned Evett, Boise-based international fretless guitar legend, teams up with drummer Kofi Baker and bassist Doug Lunn for a one-night-only album release and tour kickoff for Afraid4U, a new pop/rock work by this band, Ned Evett & Triple Double. The show, held Wed. Sept. 15 at The Linen Building, is the last chance Boise audiences will have to see Ned Evett & Triple Double before they leave for a four-month tour across Europe and the U.S. to open for guitar superstar, Joe Satriani. This event is also the first time Afraid4U will be available to the public, though the new album wonât be officially distributed in the states until December. Special guest artists will perform with Evett throughout the night. Doors open at 7 pm, and the show begins at 8 pm for a cost of $10. The Linen Building, an all-ages venue with a full bar available with valid ID, is located at 1402 W. Grove St. in downtown Boise's Linen District.
Afraid4U was recorded in one shot on Easter Sunday 2009 with Evett, Baker and bassist Rich Aguirre. The unreleased demo album then landed in the hands of two key people in the music industry: Joe Satriani and mixing engineer Ryan Hewitt. Featuring a pop melodic sense coupled with explosive live electric guitar playing, the 10-track album inspired Satriani to make Ned Evett & Triple Double his tour opening act, and Hewitt offered to mix the new record. Hewitt has mixed Grammy award-winning albums for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blink 182, and recently mixed the new Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, and Buddy Guy records.
"I love the album. It's a very honest record, a combo of pop sensibility married with what it's like to see me live. Two very difficult things to balance." notes Evett. People like Ryan Hewitt hear potential in records. They listen for singles. They can tell whether or not tracks are workable. It's one of those records. An organic fusion of classic rock and psychedelic pop."
Each performer in Ned Evett & Triple Double has a remarkable history in the music world. Evett won the 2003 North American Guitar Competition, the first fretless guitarist ever to even reach the finals, and Guitar Player Magazine heralds him as the first fretless guitar rock star. Baker is the son of drummer Ginger Baker from The Cream. Lunn has performed and toured with Sting, Bruce Springsteen and Andy Summers.
Presale tickets for the Sept. 15 show will soon be available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Afraid4U will be on sale exclusively at the concert for only $10.
"Ned Evett has been called the vastly entertaining master of the fretless guitar" USA Today "and a pioneer of the fretless guitar." "Amazing. Beautiful" by Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch. Evett is internationally known for modifying the fretless guitar neck with durable mirrored glass, and mastering the unlimited melodic range that playing a guitar sans frets allows. Learn more at www.nedevett.com.
1402 W. Grove St
Boise, ID 83702
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