May 12, 2019
Grammy-winning Seattle double bass player (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis), composer and vocalist, Evan Flory-Barnes, is a sorcerer. Able to concoct large, swelling scores with symphonies following his precise baton or manifest nuanced, delicately woven narratives on his solo upright bass, the Emerald City virtuoso offers elegant, honest, approachable and magical music. With deep influences in hip-hop’s boom-bap, classical music’s delicacies and rock ‘n’ roll’s power, Flory-Barnes is a fire, centralized and for any to be made warm. Known for his bass versatility, Flory-Barnes recently began stepping out center stage – singing “Move On Up” to an audience of thousands during this summer’s Timber Fest! and leading an orchestral performance of his Acknowledgement of a Celebration at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre. The composer also showcased his latest symphonic work, On Loving the Muse and Family, at Seattle’s On The Boards to four consecutive sold-out shows.