Everett began playing drums and guitar at 5 years old. He recalls playing with spoons and forks on his mother’s counter tops and using rubber bands along with Riceland rice boxes to make guitars which actually carried a tune. Although he plays several instruments, he states that “the drums are his heart.” Everett comes from a family of 11 children. He’s the baby boy and the ninth child. His family lineage includes a long line of singers and musicians who passed on the music gene to his father, a guitarist, and then to Everett and his siblings. All of Everett’s siblings sing and/or play an instrument. Like many pastor’s children, Everett gained his early experience playing guitar at his father’s church. For many years the guitar was bigger than he was but he managed to play through the services. Being self-taught and without formal training, Everett realizes that he cannot take credit for his musical gifts, but instead knows that his natural ability was deposited in him by God. Everett has exceptional pitch and learns new music extremely fast. Being fairly shy, Everett kept his gifts hidden and did not participate in junior high or high school bands. His primary training ground continued to be his father’s church. When he was about 14 years old, he bought his first drum set (A 5 piece Ludwig set). It was at this juncture that Everett decreased his time on the guitar and bass to focus fully on the drums. While in college pursuing a computer science degree, one of his best friends approached him with an idea to start a band. Upon graduation, the idea came to fruition and the “Truth Band” was formed. From this union began the genesis with keyboardist Ken Anderson. Years after the “Truth band” Everett’s older brother Russell would approach him and Ken Anderson to form the band 3 Central. Leading up to the formation of 3 Central, Everett would meet a number of influential musicians. One of them was world renowned drummer, Sonny Emory who heard Everett play at a wedding reception. Sonny was impressed by Everett and helped him hone his skills and style as a drummer. Everett was also introduced to Atlanta based musicians Marcus Williams (drums) and Ronnie Garrett (bass) who helped him develop versatility as a drummer. He remains grateful to them for the time that they took to mentor him. Although Everett has become an excellent drummer in his own right, he never stops working to improve his craft. He feels there is more work ahead of him before he can take his place in the arena of musicians he holds great admiration and respect for.