It is a gift to know ones purpose before being able to describe it in words. Since infancy Evan Cristo has been dedicated to the craft of music and incantation. His recent self-titled release reflects this childlike sense of exploration with a socratic questioning of the experience of life and love.
His parents, Alta Ray and Christopher Greer, enveloped him in love and music from the womb. Perhaps more importantly, they exposed him to a wide span of cultures from around the world. These two gifts have directed Evans entire life.
Evan “Cristo” Greer began his professional career in music at the age of 13 with Los Angeles Brazilian percussion force, Alma Da Batucada. He has since had the honor of sharing the stage Grammy Award Winning Artists Quetzal and Keb’ Mo’, Grammy nominated artists Aloe Blacc and Rocky Dawuni, QVLN, OVEOUS, Dwight Tribble and countless other dynamic Musicians.
Evan has traveled internationally to absorb sounds and culture. He has also accompanied OVLN and OVEOUS in workshops and performances throughout Latin America. His work as a Musician has also taken him throughout the US and Europe.
Following the passing of his mother, Evan set out on a quest to explore the nature of consciousness. Using sound as his tool, he digs deep to transcend the boundaries of human existence.
As a song-writer, Evan has hundreds of songs in his own catalog, and has collaborated with artists like Quetzal, QVLN, WAINE, Haathi, A-Train the Analog Kid, Drew Love, Kahlil Cummings, and Adamas. At the age of 9, heavily influenced by hip-hop, he began writing lyrics. At 17 he started recording his ideas and never stopped.
As a member of Rhythm Arts Alliance, Evan leads song-writing and Music courses in Juvenile Detention Centers, Probation Camps, Schools, and within the Los Angeles community.
He continues to write, perform and teach in an effort to heal the divides imposed upon humanity. In his self titled EP, Evan shares his perspective a young man attempting to reconcile his love for, and lack of understanding of women. “I intend to keep asking the questions necessary to get to the answers we need to connect to eachother, while making the sounds necessary to get us to connect to ourselves”.