Billy Tell & Vanilla Schubert (2005) was my first self-published CD. Billy Tell is a nickname for my solo signature, the Finale from Rossini's William Tell Overture, performed live here. Vanilla Schubert is an original Theme and Variations, inspired by Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet. This CD contains three additional compositions of mine: Joyful Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Caprice No. 1, and Caprice No. 4.
Mr. Solo Mandolin was released in 2008. The CD's program is very similar in content to one of my solo concerts: Some high-energy showpieces, lyrical arrangements in Duo-Style, classic Neapolitan songs, and some Bach. Almost all my solo concerts include four of the pieces on this CD: Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 6, Schubert's Ave Maria, my Caprice No. 3, and DiCapua's Maria, Mari!
A Mandolin for Christmas was released in 2008. Although all the songs may be familiar, all the arrangements for solo mandolin are original. I perform several of the arrangements all year-round. Away in a Manger is a particular favorite of mine, inspired by a magical moment in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4.
Like nothing I have ever heard before!!... I LOVE IT, and I know mandolin nation out there will as well.”

— Emory Lester

Although Evan is best known for being a one-man mandolin band, he also loves to perform in ensembles.
Recently one of his favorite projects has been arranging Old-Time fiddle tunes in four-part harmony, borrowing a technique used by J. S. Bach in the Brandenburg Concertos.
According to Evan: “They’re fiddle tunes that think they’re Baroque concertos, being played by an orchestra that thinks it’s a jam session.”
For Beethoven County, Evan introduces Estudiantina de San Gabriel, his mandolin quintet.
For all you Counterpoint fans: The cello part is the melody, turned upside-down…