Evan Michael Green (EMG) has a recipe for success that can be summed up with three simple words: Ten Sixty Seven.The entertainment mogul from Los Angeles uses this mantra as a model for his career and his personal life, and it has served him well over the years – from Berklee College as a student studying music business, to his time as a struggling artist living out of his car, to his success today as a bona fide recording artist and business owner.
Evan Michael Green (also known as EMG) treats listeners to superb music and highly crafted stories at the same time. His new EP, “Growing Pains” is the loosely autobiographical personal journey of a man trying to evolve into a better musician, a better artist and a better person. When this east coast songwriter headed out to LA two and a half years ago, he wanted to document his relocation adventures as they were happening.
On “Growing Pains,” Evan delivers a mix of three genres he loves most: R&B, Pop and Hip Hop. Every song has a certain feel to it which puts you in that world for a short time, then immediately takes you out on the next track. Evan tries not to stay in any one genre for too long which expertly drives the flow of music and story.
Upcoming 100: How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
Evan Michael Green: Music has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started doing piano recitals and plays when I was in elementary school and since then I’ve been addicted to performing.
Upcoming 100: Was there a specific moment in your life when you thought, “Music is what I want to do”?
Evan Michael Green: When I was 7 years old, I saw Carlos Santana live in concert and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to have a career in music. I’ll never forget that night.