WINNER OF WEEK 145 world/folk music:
Evan Paul Kozaris (Evan Paul)
decades of playing live with various bands in Canada and the United
States, Evan has recently settled into doing what he loves best,
writing and recording. He has played every type of music and his
compositions expose the listener to a fusion of genres that is sometimes
hard classify. This gives him an originality that is refreshing.
It's like painting, the more
colours you have to work with, the more combinations and new colours
developed, until overlapped to make the genre undistinguishable.
Unlike the music of the past, funk, soul, rock, rock 'n roll, pop,
folk, and yes even country, played with electric guitars, his first
CD "Spirits in the Sky" is pure acoustic, mostly classical
guitar, with 12 string, flute, bass and very light background strings.
It was all created at Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada, while watching
the most incredible sunsets in a vast panoramic view. Its a spiritual,
and uplifting, experience, it takes the listener to places he's
never been before. It's passionate, emotional, pure guitar playing.
It's success in the Independant World has beenphenomenal, as he
of the most listened to artist in every OMD where he has uploaded.
a result of his successful CD, a lot of artists love to collaborate
with him. He has done 5 already and finishing the 6th, before he
embarks on the follow up CD.
page also includes vocal songs, blues, pop, and custom written songs,
there will be a lot more vocal songs in the future, as he has written
a lot of them, just needs the time to record them. With a daytime
job, it's not easy to find the time.
from the collaborations with some of the most talented independant
artists, Evan mostly works alone, writes and plays all the parts
himself. His studio is very modest, consisting of
a computer, a program, a couple of good mikes and some synths. He
has a lot of high quality guitars, and loves them all, whether acoustic
plans are, to work with good female and male vocalists on a lot
of the songs he has written, some he will sing himself. One thing
for sure, no two of his songs will ever have, even a close resemblance,
(unless on purpose), to each other. He takes pride in originality,
and while living in a technological dream world unheard of until
recently, he has
not and will not abandon the true, pure sound of a good traditional
sound that has emotional human touch and feel.