the Wild Hymns
A beautiful synthesis of neo-folk, pop, and Americana with elements of jazz, tinges of psychedelia and a little bit of mellow rock and roll, The Wild Hymns are the original songs of singer/songwriter Megan Woodland Hewitt (née Donley) and her band with her husband, guitarist Jeff Hewitt, and bassist/vocalist Cindy David, keyboardist Rob Shuckle and drummer Ted Sadowski.
There is a tender sweetness to their sound as well as depth, mystery and an other-worldly quality; a blending of understated but wide-ranging, earnest and soulful female vocals with flowing and effortless guitar that evokes sounds from the folk-rock of the 60s and 70s as well as world, jazz and blues, yet with a fresh and unique sound that is all their own. The music and lyrics of The Wild Hymns are greatly influenced by human relationship, emotion, nature, and mysticism; they are reclaiming the word “hymn” as a song of praise to the natural world, the raw and wild human spirit, and universal/cosmic love.
The Wild Hymns have performed regionally at venues such as Bethlehem Musikfest, Kable House Presents in York, Pa and Long's Park Ampitheater in Lancaster, Pa and their music can can be heard on WXPN Philadelphia's "Sleepy Hollow" and "Folk Show". They released their third album of original music, 'Stories With The Moon', in December 2018 and have been touring the East coast and various parts of the U.S., promoting their new album, in 2018 and 2019.