| Edward Duncan Evett|
Singer · nedevett.com
| May 9, 1967 (age 48)
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1967-05-09) |
Rock, blues, Americana, Delta blues, instrumental rock
Guitar, vocals, fretless guitar, mandolin, piano
Middle of the Middle, Treehouse, iStole, An Introduction to Fretless Guitar, Circus Liquor
Infernaeon, Wild Dogs, Doug Martsch, Taking Dawn, Franck Vigroux
Ned Evett Wikipedia
Ned Evett (born May 9, 1967) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for inventing and playing the fretless glass-necked guitar.
Edward (Ned) Duncan Evett was born in Nashville Tennessee, United States. A son of a university English professor and an opera singer mother, Evett excelled at music; first playing the ukulele at the age of 11, progressing to the classical guitar and giving his first professional performance at the age of sixteen. He then won a classical guitar scholarship, but dropped out before graduating to play in rock bands around the US.
Ned Evett began playing fretless guitar in 1990 on a modified stratocaster. He first appeared in print in Fingerstyle Magazine's 'Bizarre Guitars' profile, who stated "Ned Evett will make you reconsider the plucked-string instrument".
Ned Evett developed the use of glass fingerboards for fretless guitar in 1996. In 1996 Ned Evett played the fretless glass-necked guitar with Warner Brothers Recording artists Built To Spill, on their album "The Normal Years".
In 2003, Evett won the North American Rock Guitar Competition and, in 2004, PBS Television broadcast a documentary about the competition titled Driven To Play.
The competition launched a series of high-profile opening concert performances for Evett with notable musicians, including Joe Satriani, The Allman Brothers, John Fogerty, George Thorogood, Eric Johnson, Kansas, and Leon Russell.
In December 2003, USA Today described Ned Evett as "The perfectly sane and vastly entertaining master of the fretless glass-neck guitar".
In 2007, Guitar Player Magazine described Ned Evett as "The world's first fretless guitar rockstar".
In 2012, Ned Evett released "Treehouse", his sixth solo record, produced in Nashville Tennessee by musician Adrian Belew.
An animated filmmaker as well, Ned Evett and Grammy-nominated musician Joe Satriani co-created the original animated series "Crystal Planet", currently in development. http://Built To Spill "The Normal Years" (1993)
An Introduction to Fretless Guitar (2000)
Fretless Guitar Masters (2001)
Circus Liquor (2003)
Village of the Unfretted (2005)
Middle of the Middle (2007)
Afraid For You (2010)
Driven to Play PBS (2004)