b. 1 May 1937, Estabuchie, Mississippi, USA. Also known as Lucky Lopez, Evans was inspired by the singing and playing of his father and began to play the guitar at the age of eight. As a teenager he worked with a band in Milwaukee and then travelled throughout the southern states until 1964 when he settled in Chicago, having joined Howlin’ Wolf’s band. He worked with many of the city’s leading bluesmen in the 60s and made his debut recording in 1967 (only one track was released). He next recorded in 1973, financing the session himself. In 1988, he visited Britain, touring incessantly and slowly establishing a reputation as one of the great, underrated blues singers. He recorded in England for the JSP and Borderline labels.
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