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Bartels’ songwriting voice boasts a consistency of perspective and personality able to wrangle it all. His lyrics talk to lovers, bartenders, prophets and city populaces with a fatal-feeling honesty — poetic and sometimes funny in its unhurried, matter-of-factness.
— Chance Solem-Pfeifer, Hear Nebraska


Evan Bartels is a lot of things, but above all else he is a storyteller. He has dedicated his life to living in a way that encompasses all facets of the human experience and capturing those feelings and emotions in his songwriting. The words that you can't find when you wish only to know someone has felt what you are feeling... that's what is put into his songs and they’ll grab you and resonate within.

After years of playing the Nebraska music scene, Bartels has spent the better part of 2017 traveling the country on his Great Americana Tour. While on the road Evan has been garnering the attention of national outlets such as No Depression and performing live on NPR Music’s Night Owl series in New York City. With his newly released album, 'The Devil, God & Me', debuting #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers West North Central Charts its first week, he shows no signs of slowing down.

Bartels and his band of brothers, The Stoney Lonesomes, are making honest, hard hitting, Americana Rock that is not easily forgotten.


  Logan Bartels —Bass Guitar   Personal Bio  »

Logan Bartels—Bass Guitar
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  Jake Brandt —Lead Guitar   Personal Bio  »

Jake Brandt—Lead Guitar
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  Bryan Keeling —Drums   Personal Bio  »

Bryan Keeling—Drums
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Evan Bartels had the pleasure of performing on NPR Music's Night Owl session in NYC. Watch as he plays songs from his debut album, The Devil, God & Me, in an overgrown soccer field in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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As you listen to the album you can hear the hope of redemption just within your reach. You can hear it in Bartels’ soulful raspy voice and in the clear tones of the piano, and in the joyous jangle of the guitars; “Can you feel the fire/burnin’ like acetelyne/right through my prison walls?”.
— Matthew Williams, No Depression

The Devil, God & Me (Released Sept. 23rd 2017), debuted #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers West North Central Charts its first week.

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For the last couple years, I’ve been writing that Bartels & The Stoney Lonesomes is Lincoln’s best band — a view confirmed for me by “The Devil, God & Me”...
— L. Kent Wolgamott, Lincoln Journal Star

Imagine if Johnny Cash was around to take over singing duties for The Drive-By Truckers... At the end of the day, I’d trade ALL of the musicians on FM radio for ONE artist of this caliber!
— Music God CJ Plain

Evan Bartels doesn’t sound like any singer I’ve ever heard. Ever. His voice sounds old and young at the same time. He sounds like he’s a hard drinker and a gentle soul. He is a contradiction and his writing cuts through the air like a knife. He’s worth every second of this album straight into your ears. This is an incredible introduction to a talented, rising artist.
— EarToTheGround Music

I think I’ve worked out his formula, which is to have a first verse that’ll knock you off your feet, a killer hook that sounds pleasantly familiar, and just a whole lot of chutzpah.
— Rachel Cholst, Adobe And Teardrops

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