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Episode #25 (Season 2)
featuring Evan Hutchings
From Ft. Smith, Arkansas…Evan Hutchings Started Playing Drums At Age 2 And Got His First Drum Set At 8. Now, Evan Is An In-Demand Session Drummer/Producer In Nashville
Evan grew up playing drums at his dad’s church in Fort Smith. He was the kid that would sit behind the drummer during church and soak in every little detail and nuance. Once church let out, he’d jump up on the kit and play, until the next church service started a few hours later.
Evan got his first drum set at the age of 8 and began serenading his whole family and neighborhood with punk rock beats and the sounds of the radio. After touring the country with his band, The Exception, Evan decided it was time to move to Nashville, TN and attend Middle Tennessee State. It was in college where Evan honed his craft and wanted to become a studio musician.
Years later and with multiple #1 songs on the radio, Evan is now an in-demand studio drummer. Since leaving school in 2009, Evan has been touring extensively throughout the USA and abroad with various artists and you can hear his drumming with Luke Bryan, Jimmie Allen, Ronnie Dunn, Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Matt Stell, Maddie and Tae, Lauren Alaina, Erin McCarley, Rascal Flatts and many other artists…even our own Jessica Lynne Witty. Evan works at many studios in Nashville which include Blackbird, Ocean Way, Sound Stage, Sound Emporium, Omni Sound. He also has his own studio aptly named “Evan’s Place” in Brentwood, TN where he records drums for people and occasionally produces a record for some friends.
Evan is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals, Innovative Percussion (and in talks with Gretsch Drums)
Please join us in welcoming the time keeper…the rhythm maker…Evan Hutchings!