Ward, Evan


  • From Fountain City, Indiana.
  • Began playing banjo at age 11.
  • 2000, joined first band at age 12, an Ohio group called Simple Tymes.
  • 2001, age 13, joined Gerald Evans and Paradise.
  • 2003, recorded first album of banjo instrumentals. Also performed on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 2004, played dates in a band called “Higher Crossing” with Dennis Crouch, Ray Craft, Randy Kohrs and Aubrey Haynie.
  • 1005, worked with Don Rigsby and Midnight Call.
  • 2007, joined Audie Blaylock and Redline.
  • 2009, left Blaylock’s band to focus on his education at Vanderbilt University.