“Five Minutes With” Calgary Musician Evan Freeman

Our “Five Minutes With” feature this week is Calgary-based musician, singer and songwriter creating atmospheric pop, folk and alternative music, Evan Freeman!

Evan’s latest release Beyond the Stars is a 13 song album, in 3 parts, that touches on spiritual connection, loss, love, grief and perseverance. The title refers to places and states that defy description: infinite space, waking dreams, visions and distant memories. Oceanic consciousness, the wandering spirit. A cosmic portal, timeless and mysterious.

This album was created in collaboration with Evan’s band: Darren Young (lead guitar, MD), Robin James Cillo (drums) & Jesse Aaron Shire (bass). The songs were developed as a group and the band’s sound is represented well on the album. A host of renowned collaborators sculpted and polished the record, including Charles Spearin (mix engineer, co-producer), Arran Fisher (recording engineer, co-producer), Josh Rob Gwilliam (recording engineer, co-producer) and Elisa Pangsaeng (mastering engineer).

Beyond the Stars is the followup to Evan’s debut album Luna, which was described in the Calgary Herald as “a masterfully sculpted piece of pop-informed shoegazing wonderment” (Mike Bell) and was listed on the CBC Key of A’s top ten albums of 2016.

Performing live with his band, Evan has toured across Canada, featuring appearances at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Smithers Midsummer Festival, the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, 3030 Dundas in Toronto and Quai des Brumes in Montreal.

Evan Freeman
Photo Credit: Patrick Chan

Name: Evan Freeman

Genre: Atmospheric folk, pop and alternative

Founded: 2016

# of Albums: 2 LPs

Latest Release: Beyond the Stars

Latest Single: Infinity

Latest Video:

Favourite Local Restaurant:

Tuk Tuk

Favourite band as a teenager:

Dave Matthews Band

Favourite band now:

Pinback, Radiohead, The Cure

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Steal My Sunshine by Len

Live Show Ritual:

Vocal warmup, guitar warmup, 20 mins meditation

Favourite local artist:

Benjamin Longman, Jung People

Nose Hill or Fish Creek??

Nose Hill

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?

My website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Any shows or albums coming up?

Woolf’s Voices, Feb 12, 7pm at Shelf Life Books!