Posted August 31, 2006 by Mike Mineo in Features

Evan Duby


Evan Duby grew up on the East Coast, being raised in New York, moving to Boston, and now residing in a shore town in Connecticut. Duby’s musical influences remain fairly typical for someone of the indie folk genre, ranging from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen. He has also had a variety of jobs, such as a grave digger, which most likely has contributed to his fascinating lyrical outlook as well. His vocal delivery seems to be a mixture of Jeff Tweedy borrowing Bob Dylan’s famous vocal slur, along with very well played tracks of a variety of instruments.


‘Half Block From A Dream’ draws the Tweedy comparison the most. The song begins with a rather interesting stomp of percussion, eventually developing into a fine arrangement with some very delightful keys. ‘Separate Ways’ is another great one, developing a very Springsteen-like feel with a very lovable lyrical storyline highlighting a certain girl who is quite different from the rest. ‘Pale’ is probably Duby’s best example of his multi-instrumental talents, with organs, a harmonica, light keys, and a sweetly coated acoustic guitar all making their way with Duby’s pleasant vocals. All three songs are off of his EP, Bridge & Tunnel, which is offered as a free download on his web site. It’s most certainly worth it.


Evan Duby – Half Block From A Dream



Evan Duby – Separate Ways



Evan Duby – Pale



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Mike Mineo

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