Boston Blues Award winner, Evan Goodrow, brings his unique blend of soul, funk, blues and rock to 9 Wallis featuring music from his upcoming CD "Rise." Catch him up close and personal at the most intimate, elegant listening room north of Boston.
Evan Goodrow is an American singer-songwriter-guitarist and has written and produced 13 recordings of original soul, funk, blues and rock music. He's won the Boston Blues Award, played concerts for Marines on Nato bases in Europe and even jammed with Jimmy Buffet on multiple occasions in the Caribbean. played multiple shows with B.B. King and even sang for the Yardbirds (technically making him the youngest Yardbird, ever).
Born in Ohio, raised in Boston, he got his start playing jazz guitar and singing acoustic folk in coffee houses in the early 2000's but quickly grabbed a funk rhythm section and a saxophone player and began touring around New England playing blues and jam festivals. "One of the best musicians to represent Boston in years" Charles Laquidara "The only white boy I know who can play funk" -Willie J Laws "Pretty fly for a white guy" writes the Philadelphia Times.
This April 13th 2019 marks the arrival of his 14th recording, "Rise."
About 17 miles north of Boston, award-winning 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of nearby parking (see map).
In April 2017, after 4 years of presenting over a hundred shows at Beverly's Larcom Theatre (featuring Grammy-winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and platinum recording artist), gimmeLIVE's owners Peter and Vickie Van Ness, transformed 9 Wallis into the most intimate, elegant, fully air conditioned listening room north of Boston with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service offering fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring local distilleries and all-natural juices) and top-shelf spirits.
In August 2018, Peter and Vickie were presented with the Boston Blues Society's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for their work at 9 Wallis.
Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting.
There is plenty of nearby parking at 7 lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. Lots are 25 Cents/Hour (see map). Street parking is more. All parking is FREE after 8pm and on Sundays.