Born in Chicago and raised in Athens, GA and Clemson, SC, Evan Dehner is as a musician constantly trying to remind everyone where modern music came from. On any given night hearing him play here or there you'll almost never hear him play a song you recognize. He plays a variety of styles steeped in American tradition. From blues to New Orleans and jazz styles to bluegrass and traditional country, you always hear a common thread..
A seasoned performer, bandleader and sideman, Evan will be seen on any given night playing a variety of instruments in a variety of styles. But as a solo performer he tends back toward his first love....the blues. Not in the modern sense either. These days there's a lot of blues hybrids. Blues rock, blues funk..... No. When Evan Dehner plays the blues that's what it is.
Lately playing piano in the 8 piece ensemble the Wobblers, Evan has expanded his stylistic realm to new places, playing jazz standards, arranging and rearranging tunes as well as writing new material and performing with the group all over the Upstate and beyond, with a new album of the band's original material set to be released this year.