Americana Highways is pleased to bring you this premiere of Jeremy Dion’s song “Evangeline” from his upcoming EP More Lately. “Evangeline” features Jeremy Dion singing and playing guitar, with Eric Moon on accordion, Peter Sharpe on mandolin, Jessica DeNicola adding harmonies, and Bradley Morse on bass.
“Evangeline” is traditionally a poetic figure of heartbreak, from Longfellow’s poem to the song by the Band with the same title. And following in these footsteps in our collective unconscious, this “Evangeline” by Jeremy Dion is a song of hope within the anguished despair that comes from waiting for a lover’s forgiveness. “In the days before I was standing outside your door, hoping there’s a way to make this right. Evangeline… you can bring the water or the gasoline… please bring the water, Evangeline.” In a song with catchy shuffle rhythms like those found in drumless old timey bluegrass bands, and a step down melody, we hope along with Dion for the sweet release that comes from being forgiven.
Of the six tracks on the More Lately EP, Evangeline is my favorite. At its core, Evangeline is a breakup song. But there’s more love, beauty, and gratitude and in it than heartbreak. — Jeremy Dion
Find tour dates and other info, here: https://www.jeremydion.com/; while you listen to this lovely song right here: