Evan Montgomery is a composer, arranger, performer, and budding luthier and guitar repair technician in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He is a recent graduate of Lawrence University (2009), and received his BM in classical guitar with a jazz emphasis. While there he performed with musicians such as Benny Golson, Ingrid Jensen, and Kenny Wheeler to name a few. While there he studied under Nathan Wysock, Steve Peplin, and (during a year off living in Milwaukee) with Jack Grassel.
For the past year he’s been studying the luthier trade at Southeast Tech in Red Wing, MN and will soon have a diploma in guitar building and repair. He’s currently performing in the Twin Cities area with various groups, including The Jana Nyberg Group, Lulu’s Playground, and various hip-hop,funk, soul, and modern jazz projects. He has been teaching privately for close to 10 years and is currently building a studio of students in Minnesota. If interested in lessons, please feel free to contact us here at the site.
He released his first record as a leader in 2009, entitled “The Insufficiency of Rain”, which features many of his friends and colleagues from Lawrence University, and which Evan considers the capstone of his time at Lawrence.