Evans has appeared in many parts of the world as a performer, as a speaker, as part of a panel, as a college professor, and many other roles. Some of these appearances were as a blues scholar, others as an erudite speaker, and still others playing some of the downhome blues that sprang up in the Mississippi Delta early in the 20th century.
This article is the first in a series of articles in the works, all of which will be about David Evans: his scholarly side, his writing side, his performing side, and his academic side. The series will not be strictly in chronological order, nor will it be by category. There will be crossover, by design, with the goal of painting a fairly complete picture of the man. When a person lives his life, he doesn’t live it by category, but by chronology. Bearing that in mind, I’ll attempt to keep it roughly chronological, but no promises. And there is no particular schedule in my publishing, so your tolerance and patience are appreciated.
Evans has allowed me rare access to his professional life, and I hope I can do justice, to the man, to his followers and to the readers of these articles. To the man, by giving a readable and detailed account of his achievements. To followers and readers, by offering insight into an interesting and remarkable man.
The next article in this series will appear soon. Meanwhile, I invite you all to check Evans’s MySpace bio, which gives a nice, short summary of the man. Then search him out on YouTube and MySpace and get an idea of what’s coming up about the man.