Loud at the Library: J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza
J.S. Ondara, with Lydia Liza | Tickets $10
Doors Open – 7:00 | Music Starts – 7:30
You can do amazing things at the library – like enjoy live music and craft beer in the middle of the stacks. Come get LOUD at the Library this winter in downtown Saint Paul with local bands and local brews. Tickets help support all the amazing things you can do at the library.
All attendees over 21 who bring a current library card from any system will receive one free beer, courtesy of sponsor Summit Brewing.
J.S. Ondara is a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, he moved to Minneapolis to pursue a career in music, choosing Minnesota largely due to his adoration of native Bob Dylan. Other songwriters who have had great influence on him are Neil Young, Ray Lamontagne, Noah Gundersen, and Damien Rice. Ondara is currently finishing up his first project and playing a few select shows around the country.
Lydia Liza Hoglund first garnered attention in the Twin Cities music scene as the spirited and confessional vocalist of folk/rock outfit Bomba de Luz. She has since gone on to establish herself as a solo performer and has collaborated with a wide array of local artists including Toki Wright & Big Cats, Eric Mayson, Caroline Smith, P.O.S, Dem AtlaS, Jeremy Messersmith, and many more.
In 2016, Lydia and her boyfriend, Josiah Lemanski, went globally viral for a re-write of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” The two were featured on 89.3 The Current, CNN, Time Magazine, People Magazine, Billboard, and FOX News, to name a few. They donated all proceeds to The Sexual Violence Center of Minnesota and RAINN.
“When Lydia Hoglund sings, her words convey the ache of an old soul. She unspools her melodies in big, booming somersaults that sound both effortless and ageless, her elastic delivery recalling emotive singers like Jeff Buckley and Sharon Van Etten.” – Andrea Swensson for NPR feature