Evan Felker has once again been spotted in the wild, and he’s looking as good as he ever has.
Back in May of last year, Turnpike Troubadours announced their indefinite hiatus after a series of canceled shows and a heartbreaking display on-stage intoxication from lead singer Evan Felker during a show in Oklahoma. It was clear the Evan needed some help and the band put everything on hold to get him some.
And ever since the hiatus began, Evan Felker has been well out of the limelight, and understandably so.
He was photographed by Calvin Shofner looking rather happy and healthy, working down on a Texas ranch, and then, broke his media silence when he spoke with author Josh Crutchmer regarding his book Red Dirt: Roots Music, Born in Oklahoma, Raised in Texas, at Home Anywhere. The book chronicles the history of the Red Dirt scene to present day, and includes various artist interviews such as Garth Brooks, Cody Canada, Jason Boland and the Turnpike Troubadours.
However, Evan reached out to provide some additional comments in light of the band’s hiatus (since the band’s interview was done prior to the hiatus). He said the past year had some of the “best moments and best parts of his life,” that he found “sobriety and recovery,” and that he was starting to think about music and touring again.
Overall, it seemed like Evan was doing good, and that he is sincerely happy and healthy right now. He also has reconciled his marriage with his wife Staci, who initially reached out to Crutchmer about the book.
And now, Evan was once again photographed looking happy and healthy… and from the looks of it, the proud owner of some new cattle.
Pretty cool day at work, amiright?
Needless to say, fans were ecstatic at the sight of Evan looking this good.
And he does look great.
As much as we would all like to see Evan and Turnpike take the stage again someday, I think the overall sentiment among fans right now, in light of this picture, is gratitude. Grateful for everything he’s given us, and grateful for where he’s at in his life right now. Happy, healthy, and smiling ear to ear with a trailer full of cattle.
So for old time’s sake… live from the back pasture.