About Us

Silent Sam and the Evans is an Americana/folk group based out of Portland, ME. Led by singer/songwriter Evan Chase, their musical style favors blues, folk and rockabilly, holding onto American roots while mixing a modern perspective. They have recently released their first EP 'City Life' which is available right here. Thanks for visiting!

Recent Updates

09.26.13 - City Life Review in Portland Press Herald

We got a nice review in the Portland Press Herald this week: "Silent Sam & The Evans mix it up and make it new on 'City Life'"! They kindly describe us as "a band you'll want to keep an ear on" and go as far as to say "Silent Sam & The Evans may have created their own unique genre" with our tune 'Sometimes'! Thanks for the kind words Rick!

08.25.13 - Music from 207

WCLZ's 207

We were included on WCLZ's radio show music from 207 this week, take a listen to 98.9 every Wednesday and Sunday at 7pm, we're sure to be included again! Thanks to the WCLZ community for including us and Rick Johnson and Holly Nunan for helping to get our music out there!

08.11.13 - Bandstand in Bethel

This Sunday we'll be playing the Summer Bandstand Series in beautiful Bethel, ME. Thanks to the Mahoosuc Arts Council for having us out this year, we are playing in the Gazebo on Bethel Commons right in the middle of downtown! Come on out for a great show and hopefully some beautiful weather! Sunday 8/11 at 4pm.

08.06.13 - Featured on WYAR


This Tuesday and Thursday we'll be featured on WYAR's 'Community Microphone'. They will be playing some of our recent set from the Falmouth Concert Series and talking about the "different" and "interesting" sounds that we make(whatever those might be). You can tune in on 88.3 on your FM dial if you're in the Portland area. The Tuesday(8/6) show will be airing at noon and Thursday(8/8) at 6pm. Listen up!

07.18.13 - Live on WCSH 6's 207

'Live on 207'

This Thursay WSCH 6 will be airing our appearance on their 207 TV show. We're super excited to be on TV for the first time, it was a blast to record the segment and it came off pretty well! Tune in this Thurday the 18th if you're in the Portland area or head over to WCSH's website to see it online.

07.01.13 - EP is out!

'City Life'

Our EP'City Life' is out! After much hard work and sweat(and even some custom instrument building) we've finally finished our EP and are thrilled to get it out! We recorded and mixed it at Tidal Sound Studios in Portland, ME with Evan Cásas and mastered at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA. Special thanks to Tyler Quist and Justin Wiley for their excellent keyboard work! You can get your very own copy at any of our shows or order one right here!

05.31.13 - Live on WMPG's Local Motives

WMPG Local Motives

We'll be playing live this Friday on WMPG 90.9's Local Motives from 7-9pm. It'll be a fun show to promote our upcoming album and get to shoot the dung with Josh Lovejoy. Check it out right here!

Silent Sam and the Evans is currently:

Evan Chase - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
'Silent' Sam Higgins - Bass, Guitar, Slide