Evo Bluestein

Evo Bluestein


One guy fiddling, singing, clogging at the same time, or banjo, autoharp, guitar. Americana, folk, blues, etc.


Evo Bluestein
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Evo Bluestein brings to his music a rich legacy of American folk tradition, brilliant interpretation and original composition. Considered one of this country's most accomplished Appalachian-style autoharpists, Bluestein is equally known as a performer and teacher of oldtime fiddle, button accordion, guitar and banjo. His repertoire includes songs derived from Appalachian, Cajun, zydeco, blues and other styles of music.

While performing a spirited selection of American folk songs, he delights audiences with percussive stepdancing (clogging) as well. Raised in a musical family, for many years he performed in the Bluestein Family stringband. In addition to acoustic folk concerts, Bluestein plays accordion and fiddle in his electric band, Bad Boys Zydeco and in his original music ensemble Lyquid Amber.

Evo is well known in California schools where he has spent years building community with his American folk dance residency. In this program he spends a week or more, teaching, often an entire school, how to dance together. The program usually ends with a Friday night "barn dance."

"The students are more focused in your residency and they also see and understand math at work, math and music relationships and they create harmony as well as fun." 4th grade teacher, Center Elementary, Fairfield, CA


CD: Evoharp
CD: Off the Top

Set List

Long Steel Rail
Way Down in North Carolina
Sail Away Ladies
Shady Grove
You Are My Flower
Old Raggy Levy
Ol' Smokey
Old Rub Alcohol Blues
The Little Coat