Evan Goodrow / EGB
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Evan Goodrow / EGB

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"Description of EGB performance"

"Exceptional!" - B.B. King

"CD Review"

"Grooves with the likes of Curtis Mayfield" - The Noise Magazine (Boston, MA)

"Live Review"

“He’s James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Dave Matthews wrapped into one package.”
- Hippo Press (2006) -Manchester NH

"Pretty fly for a white guy!"

Pretty fly for a white guy. Evan Goodrow's a soul-singing, jazz-rock-blues guitar-strummin' guy with a muscular sound. "I am attempting to use jazz guitar elements in a dance/soul music backdrop," he says. "The vocals and guitar playing are intricately related as I tend to improvise and scat-sing in the chorus," His models? Stevie Wonder's writing. Donny Hathaway's singing. John McLaughlin's guitar. Goodrow channels a musical mood that harkens back to Motown and Atlantic Records circa the '60s and '70s. Fronting an impassioned band that can hop skip from a love ballad to burning-down-the-house blues, he and his musical cohorts traverse sets featuring exuberant renderings of familiar tunes such as James Brown's "Sex Machine" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia" as well as heartfelt originals with lyrics where Goodrow shoots for "singer-songwriter depth."
- Philadelphia City Paper

"Radio Station Quotes"

“This is the band to watch!”
- Carter Allen WZLX 100.7FM

"Evan's got it goin' on…excellent dance music for the 21st century.”
- Holly Harris, WBOS, 92.9FM Boston

“Knocked me straight on my ass!”
- Kenn Hinton Wtcc 90.7 fm

- Various Famous Boston Area DJ's


"Modern Soul" forthcoming 2007
"Live set with Peter Frampton" 2006
"Songs that will never make it to radio" 2006
"24 Hours" 2005
"Live set with B.B. King" 2004
"Fly" 2004
"Gettup" 2003.
"Red" 2001



"Winner of the 2006 Boston Blues Award"

B.B. King

"Pretty fly for a white guy!"
Philadelphia City Paper

"Sings and grooves with the likes of Curtis Mayfield" The Noise Magazine (Boston, MA)

"The EGB is an irresistible, timeless soul/blues music combination with the funkiest saxophone/guitar frontline you might be likely to see" -Boston Blues Society

If James Brown had a white son who cut his teeth playing the chitlin’ circuit, you might get something like Evan Goodrow, a soul-singing, blues guitar playing powerhouse.

Bottle fed from an early age to soothing sounds of Ray Charles and Solomon Burke, Goodrow’s tastes shifted to the fiery stylings of Jimi Hendrix in his teen age years. Continuing his musical evolution, Goodrow then went on to pursue formal studies as a jazz guitarist, but he quickly had a revelation that he was pursuing something that the cold halls of academia would never hold, and so he became a rhythm and blues convert.

“It’s supposed to feel good, and nothing made me feel as good as the soul music I was raised on as a child,” Goodrow states emphatically “Soul music is feel good music by definition. When you hear Motown classics, or even just when that rhythm hits you, you can’t help but smile. And that’s the feeling I want to bring to people with my music.”

Evan has played with or opened for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton, G.E. Smith, Gordon Beadle, David Maxwell, Bruce Katz, Toni Lynn Washington, Johnny A, and James Montgomery.