Terry Evans eventually became a soulful, gospel-flavored vocalist fronting a music group, but his profession took many guidelines to attain that pinnacle. Like many blues performers, his first contact with music is at cathedral, where he sang within the junior choir. As is certainly usually the case, his parents allowed him to sing just gospel, but in the sneak, he paid attention to blues performers such as for example Elmore James, Small Walter, Albert Ruler, and B.B. Ruler. His 1st break was as an associate of the Southern vocal group, the Knights. Following that, he relocated to Southern California and started picking up acoustic guitar and writing tunes. Among the tunes he wrote had been “Love Is really a Precious Thing,” that was documented by Pops Staples, and “Hop, Miss, and Leap,” documented by Louis Jordan. Within the ’70s, he performed like a duo with Bobby Ruler around the chitlin circuit, playing their make of Stax-styled spirit and gospel. A hard-working performer, Evans continuing with Ruler while at exactly the same time operating as a history vocalist for Ry Cooder, both on Cooder’s albums and in his touring music group. Evans’ breakthrough arrived during the film Crossroads, where he sang business lead on “Down in Mississippi” as well as the name piece. In 1993, Evans released his 1st solo recording, Blues for Idea, on Pointblank. While offering backing vocal songs for Lloyd Jones’ Problems Monkey, he drawn the eye of record maker Joe Harley, who after that authorized Evans to Audioquest. Evans documented two good albums with Harley, Puttin’ It Down and Arrive at the River. Walk That Walk adopted in early 2000; Mississippi Magic was released a year afterwards.