J.S. Ondara Releaess Video for 'Television Girl'

By: Apr. 18, 2019
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J.S. Ondara Releaess Video for 'Television Girl'

The video for "Television Girl" from breakout singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara is premiering today via YouTube Premieres, allowing Ondara to watch and comment live alongside fans.

Watch the video!

The song is from Ondara's debut album Tales of America, which continues to receive widepread critical attention. Most recently Ondara was featured on PBS' "News Hour" and also made appearances on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "World Cafe."

Ondara is touring throughout the summer and fall in support of the album, following his sold out debut headline tour. The new dates will also include performances at Xponential Festivaland Newport Folk Festival. Moreover, Ondara's October 19 show in Los Angeles quickly sold out, and he has added a second date on October 23, the same day KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" premieries. Brooklyn Vegan praises his live performance as "one of the most commanding sets...with just his voice and acoustic guitar, he had the packed room mesmerized and so silenced that you could hear a pin drop." More details below.

Tales of America is a completely acoustic album produced by Grammy-nominated Mike Viola(Jenny Lewis). The LP was recorded at Boulevard Recording and East West Studios in Los Angeles, with all lyrics written by Ondara. It features collaborations with Andrew Bird, Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes and Joey Ryan of The Milk Carton Kids.

J.S. 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 moved to Minneapolis in 2013 to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter. 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. Since then, he has toured nationwide, opening for Anderson East, First Aid Kit, The Milk Carton Kids, Mt. Joy and The Head & The Heart.

Photo credit: Josh Cheuse


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