I'm Jon Evans. I love making music. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1991, I moved to California and quickly became part of the burgeoning music scene in the San Francisco Bay area. Over the next 20 years, I found myself recording and touring internationally with the likes of Linda Perry, Tori Amos, Chris Cornell, Sarah McLachlan and others. Meanwhile, I built my first studio and home base- San Pablo Recorders an intimate, multi room recording facility where I produced and engineered countless records as well as composed many commercials and soundtracks. The pull to spend more time back east was strong, so when the opportunity to build a space that incorporates vintage and modern gear with inspirational views presented itself, I jumped at the chance. (Brick Hill Studio page coming soon!).

                  My personal goal has always been to make great music by collaborating with people who are willing to share their inspirations and explore possibilities. Give me a shout - let's talk about making your next recording!

If you want a more comprehensive list of people I've played with, scroll down...

Tori Amos  Bass + Guitar

Five world tours, eight studio records, one live record, one live dvd, several movie soundtrack sessions and dozens of television appearances:

  • “To Venus and Back” - Bass
  • “Strange Little Girls” - Bass
  • “Tales of a Librarian” - Bass
  • “Scarlett’s Walk” - Bass
  •  “The Beekeeper” - Bass
  •  “A Piano” - Bass
  •  “American Doll Posse” - Bass   
  •  “Abnormally Attracted To Sin” -Bass

Chris Cornell -Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel

Sarah McLachalan -Shine On  Tour 2014

Cher - Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Live with Kelly and Michael

Third Eye Blind | “Ursa Major” (bass)

Linda Perry (1996-1998) world tour

Vanessa Carleton |  “Heroes and Thieves” (bass)

Ben Folds 

Elton John / Matthew Morrison | "Rocket Man" & "Mona Lisas and Madhatters" (bass)

Kate Borkowski "Polymorph" (producer)

"The Orchard" EP (producer)

Leona Ness Tin Hat Trio (feat. Tom Waits) | “Helium” (bass) Bill Frisell | “East/West” (digital editing)
The Parkington Sisters James Nash Chi McLean
Paula Cole Steve Smith Rabbit Rabbit Radio

Carla Khilstedt

Jeremy Flower

Billy Talbot from Crazy Horse Chandler Travis
David Wilcox | “Open Hand” (bass) Donald Bailey Ledisi

Boz Scaggs

Catie Curtis

Austin Willacy | "Page 7" (bass, guitar,engineer, producer) Taylor Eigsti
Crowsong | "Shelter/Eternal" (engineer) Bruce Forman Alex DiGrassi | “Tata Monk” (bass)
Peppino D’Agostino Boca Do Rio | “Boca Do Rio” (engineer, producer,bass) Jim Campilongo | “Live at Cafe DuNord” (bass)
Adam Levy Alison Miller | “Half Penny” (engineer, producer, bass) Faye Carrol
Nels Cline Jessica Lurie | “Licorice and Smoke” (engineer, producer, bass) Carla Cook
Kate Isenberg | "The Time Comes On Humming Tracks" (engineer, producer), "Gold Rush Town" (engineer, producer, bass, guitar) Mimi Fox | “She's The Woman” (engineer, producer, bass), “Perpetually Hip” (engineer, producer, bass) 

Jacqui Naylor | “Shelter” (engineer, producer, bass) “Live East-West (bass), “The Color Five” (bass), “You Don't Know Jacq” (bass)

Rebecca Paris Kenny Werner Peter Apfelbaum
Art Landey Crytsal Monee Hall
 "Rvier Train" (bass)
Jovino Santos Neto
Renee Marie Betty Buckley James Harries | "Days Like These" (bass)
Erin McKeown Spencer Day
 "Vagabond" (bass)
Rita Moreno
Wil Bernard GRAMMY NOMINATED | “Party Hats” (producer, engineer) Joel Harrison | “Transience” (bass) Charlie Hunter/TJ Kirk | “Talking Only Makes it Worse” (mix engineer)
Kitty Margolis | “Live in San Francisco (bass) Buddy Montgomery Vicki Randle
Jamie Davis (Count Basie Big Band) | “It's All About Love” (bass, engineer) The Billy Nayer Show | “The Villain That Love Built" (bass) Toby Beard | “Sleeptalk” (bass, engineer, producer)

Marcie Brown GRAMMY NOMINATED | “Butterfly Girl”,"Reflections Over Brandy" (bass, engineer, producer)

Valerie Orth | “Far Away City” (bass, engineer, producer)

Alexis Harte | “Big Red Sun”, “Tumbling”, "6 Spoons of Honey" (bass, engineer, producer)

Zachary Ross | “20 Month Summer” (bass, engineer, producer) Carla Zilber Smith | “Extraordinary Renditions”, “Songs About Love, Death, and Wings” (bass, engineer, producer)

Rachel Efron | “4 am”, “Say Goodbye” ( bass, engineer, producer)

Jennifer Berezan | “End of Desire”, “My Memory Forever” (bass, engineer, producer)

Rick Didia & Aireene Espiritu | “Ten Ton Feather” (bass, engineer, producer)

Dave MacNab | "Tree-O",  "Sonic Blue" (engineer)

Mike Marshall Scott Nygaard Darol Anger
Scott Amendola Dan Phelps Janam | "My Soul" (engineer)
Mark Little GRAMMY NOMINATED | “Isn't Art It” (bass, engineer, producer) Marty Williams | “Long Time Comin'” (bass, engineer, producer) Lissy Walker | “Life Is Sweet” (bass, engineer, producer)

Locura | "Semilla Caminente"   (bass, guitar, engineer, producer)


Geoff Pearlman | "Anything At All", "Someplace Like Nowhere" (bass, engineer, co-producer)

Sasha Dobson

Eric McFadden

Chandler Travis

Tony Levin



Major Label Releases:

  • Tori Amos “To Venus and Back” - 1998
  • Tori Amos “Strange Little Girls” - 2000
  • Tori Amos “Tales of a Librarian” - 2001
  • Tori Amos “Scarlett’s Walk” - 2002
  • Tori Amos “ The Beekeeper” - 2004
  • Tori Amos “A Piano” - 2006
  • Tori Amos “American Doll Posse” - 2007
  • Vanessa Carleton “Heroes and Thieves” -2007
  • Third Eye Blind “Ursa Major” -2009
  • Tori Amos “Abnormally Attracted To Sin” -2009
  • David Wilcox “Open Hand” -2009

Television Appearances:

  • Late Night with David Letterman (9) 
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11)
  • Today Show - Cher
  • Conan O’Brien (3)
  • Live with Kelly and Michael - Cher
  • Good Morning America (3)
  • ABC Morning (2)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Craig Kilborn
  • Craig Ferguson (4)
  • Sessions at West 54th
  • VH-1 Story Tellers
  • AOL sessions
  • “Live from Sony Studios” (a PBS Broadcast)
  • The Jools Holland Show (2) (UK)
  • Top of the Pops (UK)
  • Rove Live (Aus)
  • The Graham Norton Show (UK)

Music Videos:

  • “Freeway” Linda Perry
  • “Bliss” Tori Amos
  • “Welcome to Sunny Florida” -- full length live Tori Amos DVD

Film Scores:

  • Mission Impossible 2
  • Sweet Crude (composer)

Commercial Session Work:

  • Nike
  • Nabisco
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Kellogg’s
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Microsoft
  • Juniper
  • Junos
  • Men's Wearhouse
  • Cisco

Current Endorsers:

  • Eden amplifiers and speakers
  • Lakland Basses