Evan Duby

Evan Duby

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

indie folk. throwing sparks. making connections.

Biography

“Music offers us some kind of connective power…you’re always in good company with music on the box” says Manhattan born singer/songwriter Evan Duby. Evan’s artful mix of folk, roots, and Americana music plays like a soundtrack for people searching for meaning and relatedness. From the silly-heart sway of “Separate Ways” to the sense of dislocation present in “Words”, Evan’s intimate performances are drawing people into a community where a shared experience is created on a nightly basis.

Evan was raised in New York, has lived in Boston and currently makes the Connecticut shore town Stamford his home. Growing up in a house built around a deep vinyl collection, Evan’s perspective was shaped at an early age by records like Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks, and Springsteen’s Nebraska.

But while others were coming of age, Evan spent time finding his purpose. Duby's list of previous jobs reads like a cast of characters from a Tom Waits song: dog track handler, stock operator, grave digger. With a lifetime of rambling as a young man, songwriting became an organic means of sorting things out. This process of searching is alive in Duby’s latest work entitled Bridge & Tunnel.

Produced by indie music veteran Philip A. Jimenez, (Wheatus, Beat Radio, Easy Anthems), the characters on Bridge & Tunnel seem to be taking a long hard look in the mirror, asking themselves the difficult questions, and realizing the most powerful lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Duby is blessed with the talent to be able to tack these themes without pretense. There is no heavy handed emotional melodrama. He steers clear of the pseudo-self help musings a lesser songwriter might try to pass off as philosophy. Instead the characters in these songs face the challenges before them with a robust optimism and a critical eye. "Now I see, now I see," Duby sings in the "Separate Ways," the EP's opening track, "there is no other way."

Bridge & Tunnel stands as invitation for those who want to follow their hearts and fully engage life. Fans who have been to one of Evan’s shows are taking that ride with him. “My favorite part of performing is getting someone unfamiliar with my music to see how my life intersects with theirs…somehow after 10 songs we can get a whole lot of living in.” With honest vocals and subtly arrangements, Evan’s music finds contemporary comparisons in Josh Ritter, Damien Rice, and Ryan Adams. Stay current with Evan’s latest developments and show dates at www.evanduby.com or www.myspace.com/evanduby.

Lyrics

Pale

Written By: Evan Duby


From Bridge & Tunnel by Evan Duby

The mirror it looks pale today
It’s dull and it’s dry
I am a moment closer
To leaving things where they lie

And all in all
I’m day to day
And all in all
I’m day to day

I can’t get my lines down
They’re all stuck in my skin
I can’t see what’s wrong with me
I can’t remember where I’ve been

And all in all
I’m day to day
And all in all
I’m day to day

My eyes see reflections of me
But never the same way twice
My eyes see reflections of me
But never the same way twice

My eyes see but never the same way
My eyes see but never the same way

Copyright © 2006 Words With Music (ASCAP)

Words

Written By: Evan Duby


From Bridge & Tunnel by Evan Duby

Green goes gold
Gold turns grey
We are what we do
Not what we say

Get away with one more lie
It’s only the moment
Hoping they don’t see what’s in back
So predictable
The stars that fill your sky
Nothing ever changes with you but words

But words

Now we’re strangers
In a familiar place
Words can’t fill
This empty space

Get away with one more lie
It’s only the moment
Hoping they don’t see what’s in back
So predictable
The stars that fill your sky
Nothing ever changes with you but words

But words

Green goes gold
Gold turns grey

Copyright © 2006 Words With Music (ASCAP)

Separate Ways

Written By: Evan Duby


From Bridge & Tunnel by Evan Duby

Maria she’s real honest you know she cares
But Maria she’s a circle in a room fit for squares
Now I see there is no other way
In the morning we rise and go our separate ways
Separate ways

Neisha plays for politics with a bitter dry wit
She kills just for karma and never pays for shit
Now I see there is no other way
In the morning we rise and go our separate ways
Separate ways

Who are we in all of this?
Just part broken looking for a fix
Searching for a fix

Ashley so striking always on the scene
But that one summer gave us nothing, she’s an empty cash machine
Taylor she seemed different right from the start
But let no one can hold together what must be torn apart
Into separate ways

I’m on my way

Copyright © Evan Duby (ASCAP)

Discography

Bridge & Tunnel EP - 2006

Set List

Sets run from 40 minutes to and hour depending on the bill. Specific shows can be taylored to fit any time slot needed.

Original Material:
Broke Poets
Wheel & Come Again
I'll Break Them
Here I Am
Separate Ways
Pale
Words
Half Block From A Dream

Representative Cover Songs:
Go Back To Pittsburg (Easy Anthems)
Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? (Springsteen)
I'm Always In Love (Wilco)