The Words Inbetween
the fingerpicking virtuoso’s debut feels clear & effortless; Dave’s consoling voice comes through in his words, & his exquisite guitar playing guides us along on this lovely journey, simply recorded straight to tape in a friend’s house.
Evans has rightfully earned cult status amongst anyone with an ear for the fingerpicking style of guitar. Even the most cursory glance at his 'Old Grey Whistle Test' session is enough to leave one spellbound, Lou Reed (in the audience at the time) was said to have been completely mesmerised by Evans' phenomenal yet seemingly effortless touch. As far as comparisons go, Evans could easily sit alongside the likes of Robbie Basho or John Fahey in terms of technical ability, but the rarity of his talent lies in his gift for melody, which is relayed both instrumentally, & via his sweet Welsh lilt.