Hailing from York Pennsylvania, Evelyn’s Ashes has made extraordinary strides in their quest to become a household name in the music industry around the world. Formed in 2005, the band has had one common goal; to write unforgettable songs and music and combine a live performance that remains unsurpassed. Songs with big catchy hooks with lyrics that touch the heart, all coupled with the high energy performance only begins to describe this unique and opulent alternative rock act.
The band consists of five rock steady musicians, all working together in perfect harmony to create a climax of sound that fans and new listeners rarely forget. The red hot lead vocals of front man Wes Myers are complemented by the driving rhythms and searing lead riffs from guitarists and brothers Chris and Justin Cutshall, the bass and back vocals of Scott Salisbury, and Ted Hile on drums. Having shared the stage with such national acts as Sevendust, Papa Roach, Cold, Fuel, 10 Years, Rev Theory, Hurt, Taproot, Nonpoint, Dokken, Warrant, and Smile Empty Soul, when concert attendees leave an Evelyn’s Ashes high energy performance, they are always left spellbound and craving more.
The band boasts an already successful discography commencing with their 13-track debut album “Far Away” in 2008. The CD still doing very well, sold throughout the northeast receiving radio play on major commercial and internet radio stations. Evelyn’s Ashes continues to spread their unique sound regionally and globally across the internet with their latest release “Letters from Home” released in January of 2012. The new album also includes 2 songs from their first album called “The Innocent” and “Backdown”, which were remixed and mastered in LA by Beau Hill.
Produced by ®Grammy nominated engineer and producer David Ivory, (Halestorm, Silvertide, The Roots), the new release is without question the most comprehensive and well thought out compilation of the band’s work to date.
“We've been working on the new album for quite some time”, states vocalist Wes Myers, “traveling to Philadelphia to work with producer David Ivory took us more time to finish recording, but was so worth it in the end. His direction helped us realize our potential as song writers and a band.”
The standout tracks from “Letters from Home” include “To the Fallen”, “Breathe”, and “This Time”. Myers points out that “To the Fallen” was written about the disrespectful protests of the notorious Westboro Church on military funerals throughout the United States. It was written for the families and how they must have felt being subjected to that type of situation. “Breathe” deals with an old friend who was on drugs, but couldn’t admit or face it. The song, “This Time”, was one of the first songs written for the album and it set the tone of where the band was heading. “It's just about someone having such a bad day that they don't have an answer on how to fix it... but they do have a really good friend that's willing to help them get out of it. It’s just an uplifting song.”
Although the band considers its music uncommonly unique and cites no act specifically that they sound like, they admit to influences from national greats such as, Seether, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, and Bullet for my Valentine, among others.
There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that has experienced the musical journey and performance of Evelyn’s Ashes that 2012 will be the year they blow up big and break nationally. With their stellar new release “Letters from Home”, Evelyn’s Ashes has plans for a regional tour and eventually a national tour to support the new record. The new album is currently available at cdbaby.com and for digital download on iTunes. For more information and to keep up to date on this emerging rock act, you can visit their website at www.EvelynsAshes.com.