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An airy, contemplative mixture of nylon-string guitar, reverb, and distance.

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This EP is an outgrowth of nearly all of Evan’s influences (Gustavo Santaolalla, The Verve, Dustin O’Halloran, Jeff Buckley, 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.


The latest EP, Daylight, is a collection of songs that guitarist, Evan Handyside wrote over 2014. Just like his previous effort, Sinking Ships & Wooden Kings (2012) Evan is playing a single nylon-string guitar.

The Daylight – EP is an evolution of Evan’s minimalist style, and reverb swept sound.

At first listen, the Daylight EP has a darker mood than the previous album. The initial impression can only be described as poignant, or melancholy. However, you will realize a more subtle optimism expressed within the music.

For the story (album notes) of Daylight, click here.


*Additionally, Evan’s performances have been featured internationally in television commercials for KPN and Solidar Suisse.


Evan Handyside (age 39) is self-employed guitar teacher in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with 19 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.