Tom Evanchuck

Chardon, Ohio

If you close your eyes and open your ears and mind while listening to Northeast Ohio singer/songwriter Tom Evanchuck, it would be easy to imagine him being a popular artist during the ’60s Folk revival. Evanchuck’s voice has a ring of authenticity that can’t be faked and his fingerpicking acoustic guitar skills are astonishing. It’s almost shocking to see Evanchuck’s photo after listening to his music for a while — he looks like he’s not even old enough to drink. Fans of traditional Blues and Folk should grab a copy of Evanchuck’s album Tom immediately.

Dig It: Bob Dylan’s voice circa 1964 paired with Mississippi John Hurt’s fingers circa 1930. (MB)