Photo by Jessica Lio

Photo by Jessica Lio


There are many singers who are gifted at their craft; there are far fewer who are simultaneously gifted, distinctive, and evocative. Canadian singer-songwriter Evan Cheadle is undoubtedly the latter. His resonant voice is unlike any other. It is a voice that has dug into the history of music and still come up fresh and new. Indeed, Cheadle’s voice and songs are timeless. Accompanied by his intricate and melodic guitar playing, they seep into your skin and stay with you longer after they’re over.

This same guitar playing caught the ear of Ryan Boldt, lead singer and songwriter of The Deep Dark Woods. One fateful night in Victoria, he stumbled upon one of Cheadle’s performances. Soon after, Cheadle became a member of The Deep Dark Woods, traveling the world as their lead guitar player. This relationship also led to a collaboration on Cheadle’s most recent release, Chasing Shadows, which they recorded and produced together. The album is textured and hooky, blending echoes of psychedelic folk, country blues, and English ballads. Cheadle’s unique voice and approach to melody give this release an originality entirely of its own.

Cheadle has been playing shows in support of Chasing Shadows and is currently recording his next album. He has performed around the globe with The Deep Dark Woods as guitarist and direct support.


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“Cheadle’s intricate guitar picking and delicate vocals instantly transport listeners to a diverse musical world inhabited by the likes of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Harry Nilsson, all-the-while avoiding nostalgia’s tepid waters; Cheadle, it seems, stands outside of time.”

Between Solitudes: In Conversation with Evan Cheadle Analogue Magazine


“Chasing Shadows... it’s a rather special treasure if you have any interest towards things like psychedelic folk and baroque pop”

One Chord to Another