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.1 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 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.