Country star Morgan Evans has spent the last four years touring around the world by himself, performing all of his music live with a loop pedal. But the Australia native announced on Instagram that he has made the decision to put away the pedal and perform with a full band.
"Last night my journey as a solo artist came to an end. I started playing with a loop pedal around 4 years ago when I moved to the US full time and my Australian band didn’t move with me. Starting with a 2 button version from guitar centre and driving around in my old F150, through to designing and building our own custom looping setup, opening tours for some of my favorite bands and playing my first world tour," he wrote on Instagram.
"I’m so proud of what we have been able to achieve musically and technically with this set up and so grateful to have met you all along the way," Evans continued. "I’m taking a break from the road for the next couple months to make more music ... I’ll be bringing a full band for the next chapter."
Evans has realized a lot of success since moving to the States, with hits like "Day Drunk" and "Kiss Somebody," but on Sunday he revealed that his mind is currently back in his native Australia, where wildfires have devastated the country.
"Australia is on fire. The images and stories I have been seeing for the last few months are absolutely heartbreaking, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down with more hot weather and strong winds on the way ... at least 19 people have died, more than 1000 homes have been lost and millions upon millions of animals ... my heart goes out to those that have lost everything & my sincerest gratitude goes out to those fighting the fires. If you can help, please do donate to @redcrossau or @salvosau ... I’ll put swipe up links in my stories too,' he wrote.