Evangeline Gentle is a Scottish-Canadian internationally acclaimed folk-pop songwriter, performer and vocalist based in Ontario, Canada. Contemplative and affecting, Evangeline’s lyrics evoke lush emotional landscapes within the listener and seek to unite audiences with a sense of “sameness”. A celebration of queerness and queer culture is woven throughout Gentle’s upcoming release Where The Diamonds Are, best heard on singles “Gay Bar” and “Bad Girls”. On this she says “While many have never been to a gay bar, most know the euphoria of getting dressed up to go out dancing with friends. We are inextricably connected by our shared emotional, human experience. I love that songs remind us of this.”
Produced by Jim Bryson (Kathleen Edwards), and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Philip Shaw Bova (Bahamas, Feist), her 2020 debut self-titled release earned international praise. Gentle was interviewed by legendary host Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, appeared in Forbes, and received radio play on BBC, CBC, SiriusXM and more.
Evangeline supported headliner Donovan Woods at the 2021 Mariposa Folk Festival, with other standout performances including those at Maverick Festival (UK) and Static Roots Festival (Germany) in 2022. She has supported acts such as Kathleen Edwards, Whitehorse, Tim Baker, Begonia, Terra Lightfoot, Basia Bulat, Craig Cardiff, and Sarah MacDougall.
Evangeline’s highly anticipated sophomore release arrives in 2023.
“Evangeline Gentle’s self-titled album is a triumph” – Exclaim!
“A conscious and gifted lyricist whose warmhearted style belies a vulnerable strength” – Under The Radar
“Every time I listen to the record, I’m blown away anew by their songwriting and the space they’re carving out across multiple genres — indie pop, alt-folk, singer-songwriter — in a way that feels effortless” – CBC Music