Smart bets: The Evereadys

Since forming as an a cappella quartet in Detroit in 1950, The Evereadys have survived lineup fluctuations and multiyear breaks. Current members are still keen to spread their newer music alongside classics like “Learning to Lean” — the most popular vehicle for the band’s religious messaging. “I just have a love for singing the Gospel, writing the Gospel and performing the Gospel. … I think my desire to do it will never die,” says Jerome Williams, who joined in 1967. “It gives us a chance to spread the Gospel to people [who] might not have heard it.” That’s part of the reason Williams and his bandmates don’t mind swapping audiences seated in pews for those swaying on a bar stool. “They have to hear the Gospel, too.” The Evereadys play from six albums at The Double Crown on Thursday, June 16, at 10 p.m. $10. Photo courtesy of the band

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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