Beginning her career as a teenager performing the American Songbook in a jazz duo, Evans found her voice as a songwriter while in college in New York City. Teaching herself folk guitar and mixing it with the jazz inflections she had honed in her voice – an aspect of her sound she still preserves today as a big band vocalist – led to a unique blend of genres that she has refined over countless hours on the road, the stage, and in the studio.
Evans has written and released 4 original EPs and a full-length album. In writing, recording, and touring, she has traveled across the United States, to London, and to Italy, where she collaborates with Italian artists in producing her work.
Her unique sound and powerful stage presence have earned her opening sets for such legends as LeAnn Rimes, Judy Collins, Dar Williams, Jonathan Edwards, Maria Muldaur, and Loudon Wainwright III; she has also been honored with two consecutive nominations for Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards. A bold, honest performer, clever lyricist, and a dedicated songwriter, Marina Evans is a star on the rise whose songs and spirit are not to be missed.