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J.S. Ondara announces debut LP, shares song, touring with Lindsey Buckingham

JS Ondara Tales of America

Minneapolis-via-Kenya folk-blues singer J.S. Ondara released a couple very promising singles in the past year, and now he’s set to release his debut album in early 2019. It’s called Tales of America and due out February 1 via Verve Forecast. While it doesn’t include those recent singles, it does include the just-released “American Dream” which is yet another example of J.S. Ondara’s knack for making powerful, gripping music that has an old soul but doesn’t sound outdated. The album was completely recorded with acoustic instruments, produced by the Candy Butchers’ Mike Viola (who’s worked with Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis, and others), and features Andrew Bird, Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes, and Joey Ryan of The Milk Carton Kids. “It is essentially a documentation of my time in America; a deliberation on the times, and a search for wisdom and the American dream,” Ondara says. Listen to the new song and view the tracklist below.

J.S. Ondara is also opening for former Fleetwood Mac member Lindsey Buckingham on his upcoming solo tour, which begins in Portland this Sunday (10/7). As mentioned, the tour hits NYC on December 4 at Town Hall (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Lindsey Buckingham released his new compilation Solo Anthology — The Best of Lindsey Buckingham today, and that features two new original songs (“Ride This Road” and “Hunger”), plus some live Fleetwood Mac cuts and much more. You can stream the whole thing and watch his recent Kimmel performance below. Lindsey will also be on the next episode of Live From Here with Chris Thile, along with Hurray For The Riff Raff and Erin Foley. It tapes today (10/5) at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, and airs Saturday (10/6) and Sunday (10/7). More info here and watch the trailer below.

In related news, the Lindsey Buckingham-less Fleetwood Mac just began their tour.

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J.S. Ondara – Tales of America Tracklist
1. American Dream
2. Torch Song
3. Saying Goodbye
4. Days Of Insanity
5. Television Girl
6. Turkish Bandana
7. Lebanon
8. Good Question
9. Master O’Connor
10. Give Me a Moment
11. God Bless America

J.S. Ondara — 2018 Tour Dates
October 7—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall*
October 9—San Francisco, CA—Palace of Fine Arts*
October 12—Los Angeles, CA—Orpheum Theatre*
October 13—San Diego, CA @Spreckels Theatre*
October 15—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theatre*
October 17—Chicago, IL—Athenaeum Theater*
October 20—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre*
October 21—Charlotte, NC—Knight Theater*
October 23—Wilmington, NC—Community College*
October 24—Peachtree City, GA (Atlanta)—Frederick Brown, Jr. Ampitheater*
October 26—Clearwater, FL (Tampa)—Capitol Theatre*
October 27—Miami, FL—Knight Concert Hall*
October 28—Melbourne, FL—King Center for the Performing Arts*
November 5—Austin, TX—Paramount Theatre*
November 6—Dallas, TX—Majestic Theatre*
November 8—Tulsa, OK—Brady Theater*
November 9—Norman, OK (Oklahoma City)—Riverwind Casino*
November 10—Salina, KS—Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts*
November 12—Birmingham, AL—Lyric Fine Arts Theatre*
November 13—Chattanooga, TN—Walker Theatre – Memorial Auditorium*
November 14—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theatre*
November 16—Kitchener, ON—Centre in the Square*
November 17—Ann Arbor, MI—Michigan Theater*
November 26—North Tonawanda, NY (Buffalo)—Riviera Theatre*
November 27—North Canton, OH—Palace Theatre*
November 29—Munhall, PA (Pittsburgh)—Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead*
November 30—York, PA—Appell Center for the Performing Arts*
December 1—New London, CT—Garde Arts Center*
December 3—Boston, MA—The Wilbur Theatre*
December 4—New York, NY—The Town Hall*
December 5—Troy, NY (Albany)—Troy Savings Bank Music Hall*
December 7—Collingswood, NJ (Philadelphia)—Scottish Rite Auditorium*
December 8—Peekskill, NY—Paramount Hudson Valley Theater*
December 9—Rutland, VT—Paramount Theatre*

* with Lindsey Buckingham

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