Evan Taylor Jones

Victory Casino welcomes back Evan Taylor Jones (ETJ) on Saturday, May 19th, on our PM cruise. ETJ is an eclectic soul-rock artist and singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida. He was gifted with an acoustic guitar by his father, and at age 18, began his pursuit in music and to this day sees no slowing down.

Jenny Kloote, a Lead Entertainment Advisor at Walt Disney World theme park (Orlando) may have said it best: “His voice is like bread and butter; so smooth and tasty, I can almost eat it.” Evan represents the soul of the late-greats and classics from the Motown and Mussel Shoals era, with songs centered around love, peace, happiness and triumphant over-comings, further embellished stylistically in edgy rock ‘n roll. Do not let the dread locks fool you! Jones is nothing shy of Lenny Kravitz in his prime.

ETJ is a full-time musician, performing as a regular at Disney Springs on most nights of the month. Jones has performed for crowds from all over the world. In 2015, ETJ had the honor of playing for a sold out crowd when he opened for Bob Marley’s legendary band, The Wailers, at the House of Blues in Orlando.

Subsequently, ETJ auditioned for ‘The Voice’ Season 10 and made it to the blind auditions in February of 2016. With a short lived “reality television” life, ETJ was more than excited to stay true to his music vision of his music career and put all his focus into major independent projects.

For six weeks in the Fall of 2016, ETJ and his eight piece band toured the United States and Canada in promotion of his 2015 music release, ‘The Sunray Sessions Live’ EP (which is available for purchase and streaming at online distributors such as iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music and 20+ more worldwide!) Soon after his return, ETJ revamped his EP, creating the Deluxe Version. The now nine song compilation is comprised of 6 original songs and 3 cover songs, recorded live at Sunray Recording Studios of Orlando, FL.

Matthew Humphries, a former songwriter for Celine Dion wrote a note after listening to the tracks saying, “This young man is the real deal. What a voice and spirit. Every song was the best version I ever heard. I hope and pray that ETJ gets to perform on the biggest stages of the world.” Truly, ETJ is a powerhouse artist and is making that known, more and more across the globe.

ETJ is currently on tour promoting his newest Blues EP, titled, Denim Heart.

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