He formed his first band while in the 6th grade and was turned on by the Beatles and the British Invasion.
Throughout high school he played guitar and harmonica in several garage bands. During the 70's he began writing songs and doing the "folksinger thang", fueled by the era of the singer/songwriters, Dylan, Jackson Browne and James Taylor.
Everett did some session work as a bass player and made a living around Memphis working with various lounge acts. He even sat in with Jerry Lee Lewis on a few occasions.
In 1984, he recorded his first album, a Gospel project called SOLD OUT joining forces with a handful of Memphis session musicians. The album was recorded at the famed Sam Phillips Recording Studio with Stan Kesler at the console.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet recorded, "The Answer" from this project and made it the title cut of their 1985 LP release.
Everett spent the 80's writing and performing Christian music with the vocal group, Sound Doctrine. He made 3 overseas mission trips to Haiti, the Philippines and Brazil, again soaking up the musical landscape along the way.
In 1986, Ev relocated to Nashville- the place Don McClean once called "the last bastion for songwriters". There Everett continues to be active in the songwriting community.
In 2001, Everett released the CD, SUMMER AVENUE on his own label, Everb Records. This CD received rave reviews in the UK and enjoyed widespread radio airplay. The title track was used in a public TV documentary series, called "Beyond the Parkways", and in 2003 "Home Sweet Hometown" and "Merrymobile" were also used in later installments of the series.
The title cut of HSH was featured ina recent edition of Minnesota Public Radio's "All Songs Considered".
His current CD is called "HOME SWEET HOMETOWN":Clever, insightful lyrics make up this Americana collection of original songs ranging from folk, roots rock to bossa nova. HSH is a gifted songwriter's homage to Memphis, as well as your own Hometown.
Everett is available for solo bookings. You can contact him at (615) 631-0349.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Rising Sun
3. Home Sweet Hometown
4. Don't Keep Yourself To Yourself
5. Numero Uno
6. The Amazon
7. Bottle of Tears
8. The Goin' Thing
9. If Ever We Should Meet Again
10. Happy Ending
11. I Wanna See My Mother