Share & Enjoy Our Talent

Friends of Franklin County share their talent to brighten your day

Music Spotlight: Drew Cooke

Music Spotlight: Drew Cooke

Music Spotlight is introducing a musician with a familiar last name. Remember Elly Cooke? Yes? Well meet her brother, Drew Cooke! Drew Cooke is a young, talented guitarist and songwriter that can be found playing around the York and Hanover area. His playing is...

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Music Spotlight:  Otan Vargas

Music Spotlight: Otan Vargas

This week’s Music Spotlight is shining on a musician with a truly inspiring story. He is a musician who is humble, self-made, and motivated to make an impact. This week’s Music Spotlight focuses on Otan Vargas. Originally from Tondo, Manila in the Phillipines, Otan...

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Music Spotlight: Elly Cooke

Music Spotlight: Elly Cooke

It’s another week of quarantine and another post for the local music spotlight! This week is giving focus to an incredibly talented musician and vocalist. Her name is Elly Cooke. This young musician can make a room silent solely with her voice. Not to mention, her...

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Live Music of David Gates

Live Music of David Gates

Music is all around us. We listen to it in the car, while we’re in the shower, and even while we are cleaning the house. Then there is also LIVE music. Live music is a vital piece Franklin County culture. It is home to numerous restaurants and bars that host live...

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Evan Crider

Evan Crider

Music & More

By day, Evan Crider is a Tourism Associate at the Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) and is the musician behind the Music Spotlight.

On weekends and evenings, Evan enjoys taking center stage.. He particularly enjoys performing 90s music plus acoustic, rock, retro rock, grunge, post-grunge. Evan says, “I started playing in my early teens. I began listening to early forms of rock and roll and folk, such as the Beatles, AC/DC and James Taylor. And after those days, I think I’ve gone through so many phases in musical influence. But out of every phase, I’ve definitely appreciated the music of the 90s, most importantly, 90s rock. Groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones and late bloomers like Staind, Incubus, Korn, and so many more had a significant impact on me and my style of playing, singing and writing. It was just something about those times that really captivated me. In today’s world of rock and roll, the way it was played in those days is not like it is now. And so I kind of wanted to bring those times back.” 

Check out Evan’s Facebook page to see where he is playing.