Evans & Doherty

Evans_DohertyKevin Evans & Brian Doherty have been an integral part of the East Coast music scene for over twenty-five years. To capture the essence of an Evans & Doherty performance, take a lively blend of traditional, original and contemporary songs, add a liberal sprinkling of stories and humor, then sit back and enjoy these fine entertainers.

As well as performing front and center on stage, Evans & Doherty are involved with many aspects of the music industry. Brian owns and operates Eastern Entertainment Agency, a booking agency and production company which co-ordinates tours of Atlantic Canada for many Canadian and international acts. Kevin owns and operates Modtrad Music, a publishing company, through which much of the material performed by Evans & Doherty is published and licensed. Through Eastern Entertainment Agency, Evans & Doherty have produced recordings for a number of East coast groups, as well as three compilation recordings (A Taste Of The MaritimesA Taste Of Atlantic Canada and An East Coast Christmas) for national labels.

As a songwriter and producer, Kevin has enjoyed success; his song “Christmas Memories” recently achieved platinum status in Canada for John McDermott. Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy recorded “The Orchard”, another of Kevin’s songs. In addition to their own recordings, Evans & Doherty appear on other recorded projects including a recently released promotional CD for Sheraton Hotels and Casino, a project produced by the duo.

Evans & Doherty along with Jimmy Sweeney, released a recording titled Sailing Ships & Sailing Men, the musical companion to a one-hour radio program written by the trio and broadcast on CBC’s Atlantic Airwaves. The program deals with life at sea and the songs used by sailors while they worked. To celebrate their fifteenth anniversary and coincidentally the fifteenth anniversary of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Evans & Doherty have re-released their Live At Lunenburg recording on CD. As a bonus track, the CD includes “Nova Scotia, Nature’s Song”, used by N.S. Tourism to promote the province at home & abroad. Evans & Doherty, this year, will perform at the Lunenburg Folk Festival, The Stan Rogers Festival and The Celtic Colours festival. Most recently they released 25th Anniversary Celebration, a 2-CD Set commemorating a quarter century of fine entertainment.