Currently living in Nashville, Tenn., Evan Goodberry originally hails from Rochester, New York. He says his obsessions with "American history, literature, and the fact that (he) has never been to the ocean" fuel him to craft "folk songs that yearn for adventure, hint of anxiety, and, above all, speak honestly."
His song, "The Middle of the World," is in a select set of his works that start out as pencil scratchings on receipts, napkins, and parking tickets and don't get thrown out, ruined in the wash or rejected. Quiet and contemplative, the guitar-driven song is the namesake of its album, The Middle of the World, released in 2004. Goodberry recorded this debut album with his best friend and producer, Mike Odmark. It centers around finger-picked acoustic guitar, hushed vocals and layers of organs, pianos, electric guitars and the occasional banjo.
Goodberry performs with a constantly-evolving troupe of musicians called The Grand Parade. He is working on a new set of music and is planning a tour of the East Coast for later this year.