Evan Handyside | Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings -- EP

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Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings -- EP

by Evan Handyside

An airy, contemplative mixture of nylon-string guitar, reverb, and distance.
Genre: Classical: Minimalism
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1. Open Road
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2. Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings
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3. The Stillness
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4. Under a Beating Sun
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5. Prayer for the Living
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This EP is an outgrowth of nearly all of Evan's influences (Gustavo Santaolalla, The Verve, Dustin O'Halloran, etc.) distilled into a few single nylon-string guitar tracks. The distance, simplicity, and wide-open nature of Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings is obvious from Open Road, the EP's first track. Throughout, Evan Handyside employs space, ambient reverb, and subtle guitar wizardry to imbue a sense of destination. The final song, Prayer for the Living, is about as bare-bones and honest, as one could possibly get, playing a single guitar.

Evan Handyside (age 35) is self-employed guitar teacher in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with 18 years experience. He has also performed throughout the Northeast as the bass player for the (Pittsburgh-based) rock band, New Invisible Joy, and has released four albums on their indie-label Goldwish records. While a member of New Invisible Joy, Evan opened for numerous national artists like John Mayor and The Killers. He has also performed on television, radio, and at major-label showcases. New Invisible Joy’s second EP was recorded in New York city with major-label producer/engineer Ed Tuton.

Currently, Evan lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Jennifer. He continues to run a successful teaching business while pursuing his passion for modern-composition on the classical guitar.

All tracks composed, performed, and recorded by Evan Handyside.
Mastering by Larry Luther at Mr Smalls Recording and Mastering.


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