Music

EVER-G's moment of truth

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL
Observer senior writer

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

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Singer EVER-G recalls performing at a club in Wheaton, Virginia over 20 years ago that changed the course of his career, which until then was defined by interpretation of classic reggae and soul songs.

“I did a whole bunch of cover songs an' the people had a great time, but I didn't do one original song an' that bothered me. I realised then that I had to put my voice out there as EVER-G, an' that's when I started writing,” he said.

Now living in south Florida, EVER-G is pushing The Truth, his seventh album, which was released in 2017. Like its predecessors, he wrote all songs on the self-produced set including Upfull Woman, its current single.

EVER-G, who is also a rhythm guitarist, said composing became easy once he established a theme for his songs. Peace, love, and unity are ingredients which drives the 14 tracks on The Truth.

“The songs cover a range of topics but that has always been the message behind my music. Even before I start writing, the message was positive 'cause that's the kinda music I grew up listening to,” he disclosed.

Originally from Hanover, EVER-G (real name Everett Streete) remembers hearing The Wailers' 1973 album, Natty Dread, and being inspired to become a musician. Burning Spear was also an early influence.

He has lived in the United States since 1984. He cut his teeth as a singer/guitarist on the Washington DC/Maryland reggae circuit with bands like Unconquered People and DKGB which backed numerous acts like Carl Malcolm, Don Carlos, and Gold and Sanchez.

He played similar roles when he moved to Virginia and became a member of the Sons Of The Most High band.

EVER-G kicked off his recording career in 1999, releasing the album World Peace that year.


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