This past Sunday on ROCK ON RADIO, my guest was JOHN TOURNQUIST of the Point Pleasant, NJ-based
band EVERGREEN FILE. This was the final week of our "Prelude to Jamfest 4" month.
EVERGREEN FILE takes its name from a journalism term and is comprised of TOURNQUIST on guitar
and vocals, BILL LOVGREN on drums, MICHAEL ZEVITT on bass guitar, and RUSTY GRANT on lead guitar.
The four bandmates' lives have intertwined since childhood. TOURNQUIST and LOVGREN went to middle
school together, with ZEVITT, another local, living only a few blocks away. The three have jammed
together on and off for years. Finally, in 2007, they decided to make a go of it as a unit.
Throw in the newest piece of the puzzle, former Jugband guitarist GRANT, and the line-up was
A self confessed "jam band," one of their highlights was as the opening act for the NEW RIDERS
OF THE PURPLE SAGE in 2008 at THE STONE PONY in Asbury Park, NJ. Another was being nominated
as a finalist for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards. Their self-titled EP is available
at all of the usual outlets and really highlights their rocking Americana/alternative country
This Saturday, June 26, they will be performing at 9pm EST for the fourth straight year at
JAMFEST for their good buddy KURT HESSE. KURT once again came by for a visit to promote this
annual event being held at the LOCAL SHACK, which is located at 1200 River Ave (Rte. 9) in Lakewood,
This Sunday, June 27, Hamilton Township, NJ singer/songwriter ANTHONY "FAST ANT" CANNULI
will be the guest of ROCK ON RADIO. "FAST ANT" (www.youtube.com/user/fastantcannuli)
has been kind enough to ask me to bring along some of my percussion things and accompany him
as he does his live on-air performances. Should prove interesting for sure.
Turn on... tune in... and, as always, ROCK ON!