Wednesday November 15th, 7:30pm, The Workman’s Cellar
Singular Artists proudly presents Ondara live at Workman’s Cellar, Dublin 15th November 2023. Tickets are available from www.singularartists.ie on Friday, 4th August at 10am
After a successful run of tour dates this spring and summer in both Europe and North America, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ondara has added shows in nine European countries along with the UK to his upcoming tour schedule. Currently touring in support of his critically acclaimed new album, Spanish Villager No. 3, the shows will continue to be a stripped down affair with Ondara performing solo every evening.
“I learnt something pivotal on the first leg of the rebirth tour, I learnt that my community wasn’t concerned about how I showed up for the concerts, only that I showed up.” Ondara remarked. “It didn’t matter to them whether I was dancing, or playing the lonesome troubadour, they only wanted to see me, to commune with me and with each other. I had spent a lot of time overthinking how I wanted to present this new album given its sonic departure from my previous efforts, so this realization has been very liberating. There is a new force in me after the first leg of the tour, a new energy, one that I’m looking forward to sharing with the audience on leg 2. Soon I will be reborn, for now however, the Rebirth process continues.”
Tickets for the “Rebirth” tour go on sale this Friday August 4th.
Spanish Villager No: 3, was predominately produced by Ondara and Mike Viola (Jenny Lewis, Dan Wilson) with contributions from Taylor Goldsmith and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes, Sebastian Steinberg, Tim Kuhl and Jeremy Stacey. The new collection of songs features a much more full, electric sound.
This follows his 2020 sophomore album, Folk N’ Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation, and his 2019 debut album, Tales of America, which received a nomination for Best Americana Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards. Ondara also received a nod for Best Emerging Act at the 2019 Americana Awards.
Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya listening to American alt-rock and making up his own songs for as long as he can remember. At an early age he fell in love with the music of Bob Dylan and was granted a visa through the immigration lottery system. He chose Minneapolis as his home to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter with Dylan in mind. He began making his way in the local music scene, continually writing songs about what he saw, felt and experienced in a place far different from home.
DOORS: 7.30PM – SHOW: 8.00PM – CURFEW: 10.30PM
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