AE3 to AEP. While hard to understand at first take, it begins to make sense when you hear it straight from Alan Evans himself. Announced the other day, the Alan Evans Trio has changed their name to Alan Evans’ Playonbrother, effective immediately. Evans explained the why behind the change, saying, “Honestly, I just got tired of people assuming that we were a jazz trio.”
Other than the name Alan Evans Trio, everything else remains intact and on schedule. Beau Sasser and Danny Mayer still make up the other two-thirds of the band and all of the tour dates they scheduled are still on. From a recording standpoint, the guys are heading into the studio as we speak to record the follow-up to Merkaba, an album honored in the Best of 2013. In addition to that, they will also be releasing the transcendental Woodstock Sessions album next week on March 25th. As for touring, the band is getting ready to hit the road with Turkuaz and will be visiting Upstate New York on several occasions (Saratoga Springs on 3/27, Syracuse on 3/28, Rochester on 4/17, and Buffalo on 4/18). With nothing musically changing, there’s nothing more to say but play on!