Evening Hymns

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Evening Hymns
Evening Hymns Band at the Peterborough Folk Festival 2014 03.JPG
Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, folk rock
Years active2007 (2007)–present
LabelsOut of This Spark, Kütu Folk
MembersJonas Bonnetta

Evening Hymns is a Canadian indie folk rock band, whose core member is singer and songwriter Jonas Bonnetta.[1] The remainder of the band consists of a rotating collective of musicians, including members of Ohbijou, The Wooden Sky,[2] The Burning Hell, The D'Urbervilles and Forest City Lovers.[3]


A native of Orono, Ontario,[4] Bonnetta released a solo recording, Farewell to Harmony, under his own name in 2007 before choosing the name Evening Hymns.[4] The first release under the Evening Hymns name was Spirit Guides in 2009 on indie record label Out Of This Spark and Kütu Folk Records in France.[2][5] The album's songs were mainly sad and reflective.[6] Their 2012 studio album Spectral Dusk featured Sylvie Smith.[7]

After a period of touring, to support the album, Bonnetta spent time writing songs,[8] and then Evening Hymns signed to Outside Music in June 2015. This led to the recording of the album Quiet Energies, released in September, 2015 in Canada and the United States,[9] as well as on Kütu Folk Records in France.




  • Let's All Get Happy Together (2007)


  • I Can Only Be Good (2020)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Evening Hymns St. Albans Church, Ottawa ON, August 20". Exclaim!, By Calum Slingerland Aug 21, 2014
  2. ^ a b "Evening Hymns — Spirit Guides". Chart Attack - Nov 13, 2009
  3. ^ "Sound Advice: Spirit Guides by Evening Hymns". Torontoist, November 3, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Evening Hymns' sonic bloom". National Post, November 30, 2009.
  5. ^ "Evening Hymns". AllMusic biography by Rich Wilson
  6. ^ "Evening Hymns Quiet Energies". NOW Toronto, by Carla Gillis September 16, 2015
  7. ^ "Escaping with Evening Hymns and “Spectral Dusk”". Aesthetic Magazine ⋅ August 22, 2012 By: Sarah MacDonald and Chris D’Alessandro
  8. ^ "Evening Hymns Quiet Energies". Exclaim!, By Mackenzie Herd Sep 18, 2015
  9. ^ "Evening Hymns send a postcard back from the wilderness". The Line of Best Fit, By Alan Davey / 16 October 2015

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