Rock-rooted, career songsmith with a proven track record on curated playlisting placement and rock, alt, and country radio. Specializing in working with label acts, or industry focused independent artists looking to take their music to the next level.
Evan McKeever is a Nashville based songwriter, producer, and mixer with over 120 million combined streams on his work. Also not shy to radio success, he's achieved top 20 billboard on both alternative and active rock formats.
Cutting his teeth as a guitar player in forefront modern rock bands (Nine Shrines and Downplay), he has worked with some of the best producers and songwriters in the genre.
A Cleveland native, Evan spent years honing his production and songwriting skills in the city of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since moving to Nashville he's been focused on bringing attention to the next generation of rock, pop, and country artists.
With an understanding of trends and industry shifts, his attention to detail can bring out the best and most modern sound for a project. Most recently he has scored multiple songs on top 20 alt/active radio, Sirius XM, and Spotify curated playlists. Also no stranger to label work, he has worked on releases for Warner, Sony, Elektra, Spinefarm Records, Rise Records, and plenty of other bigger independents.
As a producer, Evan's goal is to bring out the personality of the individual artist so it bleeds into the music. Whether in person, or remote, he will work until you are satisfied with your project.
Koe Wetzel - Creeps
Pecos and the Rooftops - 5AM
Savage Hands - Demon
Of Virtue - Sinner
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Evan McKeever
Awesome job by the coolest dude ever! Great songwriting skills, clearly understand the direction and the sound we are seeking. Very modern, up to the top producers' standard. First time working together, not the last! Great job
I hired Evan to help me modernize one of my rock songs. All I can say is that his reworking of the song was jaw dropping. Evan not only oozes talent, he is also down to earth, hard working, and a good hearted person. I am ready to start my next project with him, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone.
Absolutely the best co-writer for my song, I could not have asked for such a great product. Evan delivers sound and quality untouchable to others. Not only does he continuously keep you updated, but he provides everything to you as promised. Do not miss out on having such talent and personal touch to your next track... Select Evan! I thank you man from the bottom of my heart, you have restored my passion for singing and writing. Thank you@
Great working with Evan. Created wonderful work and kept me updated through the whole process.
Interview with Evan McKeever
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a signed and touring artist who started dabbling in production almost 20 years ago.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dark and perhaps odd sometimes, but with pop and hook sensibility at all times.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Muse someday! I love working with vocalists with that kind of range and power.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get the composition right and the production will fall into place. The best songs have instruments that all work together and play off of the vocals. A bad song with a great mix is still a bad song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything! Hard Rock is home base, but I have had success in Country as well. I would like to do more hip hop and pop in the future.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe composition is my strongest skill. It's my favorite part of creating, and it's where I believe I add the most value.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Decades of music fandom and knowledge. I thirst for new sounds and music daily, and keep my ear to the ground for emerging trends. In my opinion, that finger on the pulse is my greatest asset in a production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I won't even hit record until a song is there. If need be, I will help craft the song from scratch with the artist. Once the song idea is where it needs to be it's off to the races.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am mostly in the box other than my vocal chain. I have outboard gear for vocals. That consists of different flavors of high end mics, pres, and compressors. I have amps and cabs, but reach for amp sims more often. And I mix in treated room on ns10's and finish my mixes in Slate VSX.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Big fan of John Feldmann's productions! I love to work with Dan Braunstein and Andrew Baylis and do on the regular. I get inspired by musicians who can blend genres easily. Some favorites would be Muse, Pendulum, The Killers, and In Flames.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I believe I fall into the Swiss Army Kife category of artist. I really like to take part in any aspect of creating music, and I think my portfolio shows that. I'm just as comfortable writing lyrics or melodies as I am producing or mixing. I'm often hired for any given thing on any given week and that doesn't bother me. I enjoy the variety!