"Evan David Taubenfeld" (born June 27 1983) is an American guitarist and musician. He is mostly known for being Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist from spring 2002 to September 2004.
Taubenfeld was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Jewish American parents Mark and Ami, who ran a kosher catering business.http://akronjewishnews.com/default_archives.cfm?article_id=356 He began his musical career playing drums in a local band, ''The Suburbanites'', while in the seventh grade. Three years later, he learned to play the guitar and founded the band ''Spinfire'', in which he was the lead singer and songwriter, although the band broke up in 2002. He graduated from McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland in June 2001, and intended to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he had been accepted to the previous fall.
In late 2002, Taubenfeld received a call from the vice president of Artists and Repertoire for Arista Records, who was seeking people to audition in New York with singer Avril Lavigne. Taubenfeld auditioned for a position as the drummer and the bass guitarist, and was offered a contract as lead guitarist and backing singer.