September 1828, Virginia.
September 1875, Nashville, Tennessee.
Everett originally planned to be a doctor, but went into music instead. He studied in Boston, Massachusetts, and Leipzig, Germany. He wrote many Gospel songs, and edited The Sceptre (New York: Biglow & Main).
Asa’s brothers were composers Benjamin and Leonard Everett. Asa and Leonard organized a musical instruction system in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1850’s; by 1861, they had 50 teachers and singing schools representing them and using their publications.