Will Evans and Earthish Uncle Angelica X

221 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, Charlottesville, VA 22902


  • Presented By: The Front Porch
  • Dates: August 6, 2021
  • Location: The Front Porch
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Early Bird: 15.00, Door: 15.00


The music of Will Evans and Earthish Uncle Angelica X exists stylistically somewhere in the space between avant-garde jazz (BAM) and indie rock. While the cast of characters who make up Earthish Uncle Angelica X varies slightly depending on the show, the band consists of Will Evans on trumpet and some variation of Tim Turner on saxophone, Olivia Hadley on trombone, Brett Jones on guitar, Kris Monson on bass, and Kofi Shepsu on drums. At times frenetic and explosive, at times simmering, at times soft and tranquil, the group values sweetness and vulnerability as much as it does intensity and fire. In their music, traces of influence from Alice Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Ambrose Akinmusire to Sonic Youth, Frank Ocean, and Joanna Newsom are audible.