Evan Hutchings

Evan Hutchings


Born and raised in Arkansas, Evan grew up playing drums at his dads church in Fort Smith. He was the kid that would sit behind the drummer during church and soak in every detail and nuance. Once church let out, hed jump up on the kit and play, until the next church service started a few hours later. Evan got his first drum set at the age of 8 and began serenading his whole family and neighborhood with punk rock beats and the sounds of the radio. After touring the country with his band The Exception, Evan decided it was time to move to Nashville, TN and attend Middle Tennessee State under the direction of Lalo Davila and Tom Giampietro. It was in college where Evan honed his craft and wanted to become a studio musician. Years later and having played on multiple #1 songs on the radio, Evan is now an in demand studio drummer. You can hear his drumming with , Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Jimmie Allen, Ronnie Dunn, Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Toby Keith, Matt Stell, Maddie and Tae, Tim McGraw, Lauren Alaina, Erin McCarley, Rascal Flatts and many other artists.

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    My first time playing on Conan Obrien with my band Escondido...Also playing Nissan Stadium for the CMA Fest in front of 40,000 people (and millions watching on tv)
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    A great song will always make me want to find a new way to play a groove or get a different drum sound in the studio.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    The balance of the stick/durability/and feel are better than any other stick I've used...and I've used them all.