​Evening Hymns

St. Alban's Anglican Church, Ottawa ON, February 3

​Evening HymnsSt. Alban's Anglican Church, Ottawa ON, February 3
Photo: Calum Slingerland
Living only an hour and a half outside of the city in the seclusion of Mountain Grove, Ontario, the nation's capital has become something of a second home for Evening Hymns' lead man Jonas Bonnetta. The soft-spoken songwriter was quick to acknowledge it too, with two members of his backing band hailing from Ottawa (guitarist Jon Hynes and drummer Pat Johnson) on top of performing around town quite often.
After working through a few technical difficulties, the quartet led with a number of new tracks that are set to appear on their new record, which Bonnetta revealed will arrive in the middle of this year. Making sure to include some older fare, the group walked the crowd through the dynamic shifts and prominent vocal harmonies of "Dead Deer," as well as the raw emotion of  "You and Jake," Bonnetta's reflection on his relationship with his father. The crowd stood silent and delighted as the man finished the evening with a solo performance of "Spectral Dust," proving that it didn't matter how many times they had seen him these past few months.
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