John Evergon
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John Evergon

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF | AFM

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2018
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John Evergon Releases A Constellation Of Thoughts For All To Hear In 2019!

From the majestic landscape in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, stunning & skilled instrumental artist John Evergon is officially ready to take his music to a worldwide stage.  With a breathtaking progressive fingerstyle debut album, Constellation Of Thoughts highlights positivity through uplifting & remarkably dynamic compositions. John’s mission to seize the day and spread the joy of music to every person out there.

Brilliance is reflected by his humbly altruistic ambitions, unmatched dedication to the art of sound, and genuine, undeniable passion for fully embracing an expressive, explorative, and innovative style of music.

With exquisite & extraordinary technique on display throughout the twelve songs on his 2019 release of Constellation Of Thoughts, John makes music the magical experience it’s truly meant to be through his clean guitar melodies and rhythmic ability to incorporate percussion in unique and insightful ways.

Beautifully, boldly, blending multiple styles, sounds, timings, and themes into an instrumental record which plays as strongly and cohesively as an album with lyrics – John does it all without saying a single word.  Constellation Of Thoughts reflects the journey through the mind, soul, spirit, and music, of a man who has put his entire heart into his craft in a sincere effort to create songs which resonate with us all.

John ’s dominant way of capturing emotion in music through the imaginative and moving compositions audibly empowers listeners to make the most of every moment in their own lives, through music that’s authentically fresh, vibrant, and truly inspiring to hear.

No typical first album by any stretch – John Evergon immediately proves he possesses a high-caliber talent, signature style of musicianship, and adventurous songwriting. The inventive material he’s written for Constellation Of Thoughts, has led him to an organic & naturally captivating sound which listeners are guaranteed to be left fascinated. 

It’s clear that John has genuinely found the place where he belongs as a career musician – and he couldn’t possibly be more excited to share his music with everyone out there listening.  Join him as he begins the next chapter of his story with the release of his official debut album, Constellation Of Thoughts in 2019.

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John Evergon is a progressive fingerstyle guitarist based in Portland, Oregon.

“Music is a powerful light that disperses darkness bringing peace and harmony to the universe.”

To fully encapsulate this reconciliation, John Evergon employs the fingerstyle guitar as his muse. Educated in the art of Jazz, Blues, and Rock, John uses the magnificent landscape of hometown Portland, Oregon to inspire him to write modern, energetic instrumental-pieces with unique asymmetrical time signatures which set him apart from his peers.

John's compositions mirror a colorful blend of different styles and techniques while his music captures the listeners’ attention with its percussive elements.

Lending on his years of experience in Eastern European rock bands, he was credited with composing distinct melodies and lyrics to various tunes.

Writing fingerstyle compositions in many tunings rooted in genres of progressive-rock and smooth jazz, has allowed John to grow and strive as an instrumental artist.

Some notable influences include; Andy Mckee, Antoine Dufour, Don Ross, Don Alder, Jamal Maneli, Jim Volk, Jon Gomm, Spencer Elliott, Martin Tallstrom, Ralph Towner, Tommy Emmanuel.

Released on February 1, 2019, ‘Constellation of Thoughts’ is John Evergon’s debut solo album, written and composed between 2015-2018. The leading single from the album, titled ‘Extension of the Heart’, was released in 2019.

John released an instrumental rendition of the of the well-known song 'Hallelujah' (Leonard Cohen) in December 2020.

Awards (Instrumental Category):

- 1st place - The 25th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2020) for his performance of ‘The Value of One Second’

- 2nd place – The 16th International Acoustic Music Awards / IAMA (2019) for his performance of ‘Extension of the Heart’

- Top 5 finalist - The 21st Annual Great American Song Contest / GASC (2019) for his performance of ‘Extension of the Heart’

- Finalist - The 21st Annual GASC (2019) for his performance of ‘Constant Departure’.

Judges of the GASC commented on John’s music for its use of “inventive melodic ideas, rhythms and defining harmonies, with rhythmic techniques that distinguish his style”. 

John Evergon’s music was described by Acousticfingerstyle.com as possessing a “high-caliber talent, signature style of musicianship, and adventurous songwriting”.

John has had his ‘Constellation of Thoughts’ album reviewed by Jeremy Gladstone of Sleeping Bag Studios (Ottawa, Canada), and reviewed on popular music podcast Minor7th.com.

The album received praise from Amelia Vandergast from ‘A&R Factory’ in the United Kingdom, and organizers for the IAMA. 

Larry Pattis, Oregon, USA / IAMA Winner for Best Instrumental, commented that he found himself “travelling through a myriad of totally engaging musical possibilities with each and every piece”. 

Album praises

"A truly visionary multi-dimensional contemporary debut fingerstyle CD. A groundbreaking first piece of art comprising a truly diverse collection of solo cinematic pieces which morph, evolve and surprise the listener with changing moods and meters."

Minor7th.com - May/June 2019 Review & Podcast

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"John Evergon’s first album release, “Constellation of Thoughts”, is aptly titled. I find myself traveling through a myriad of totally engaging musical possibilities with each and every piece. Seamlessly blending a variety of rhythmic landscapes with melody, John gives us a perfectly balanced look into his Universe. I have one message for music-lovers; enjoy!"

Larry Pattis, Oregon, USA

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"With a rhythm which will confuse your own heartbeat, John Evergon’s music will leave you arrested. Breathtaking seems like an understatement. His ability to create sound a rich, warm melody which is constantly evolving is practically unparalleled."

Amelia Vandergast / A&R Factory, Manchester, UK

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