Jeffery Armstreet and Jonathan Barrick met in the summer of 2005 and soon
developed a close friendship around their love for songwriting, storytelling
and the beauty of melancholy. Their first collaboration, Evangeline, set
the stylistic tone for their new partnership. Their deep emotional connection
with the audience creates a uniqueness in their approach to songwriting
as well as their performances.
In 2006 they formed their band aptly named Evangeline. The driving force
behind their music is the desire to communicate the depths of lifes
struggles and challenges in
relationships, pain, death, life and faith. With influences ranging from
Pedro the Lion to Johnny Cash and Counting Crows to Otis Redding, Jonathans
sincere vocals combined with the
lyrical honesty of the musics delivery set Evangeline apart with an
artistic focus and authenticity.
In 2007 Evangeline hooked up with EMI recording artist, Robbie Seay, to
record their debut album "We're Alright Down Here". The album
was released in late September 2007 across the US and their first single
"Rain" continues to rise up the charts on both Triple A radio
and Top 40 radio stations. Evangeline is currently touring in Texas and
Colorado with new regions opening up for 2008.