Evelyn performed for eight years with International Sweethearts of Rhythm and later married the group's musical director, the legendary Jazz, R&B, and Rock & Roll pioneer, Jesse A. Stone. Jesse Stone penned such classics as "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Good Golly Miss Molly", writing under the name of Charles "Chuck" Calhoun. Evelyn performs many of Jesse's songs on her CDs.
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm was formed in 1939 at the Piney Wooks Country Life School (Mississippi), and made it's debut at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C.
At the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., the band set a new box office record of 35,000 patrons in one week of 1941.