HSB Appearances HSB19 HSB18

Live From Here with Chris Thile with Grace Potter & J.S. Ondara

Live from Here with Chris Thile is a Saturday-night destination for audiences everywhere. This variety show features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well- known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a beautiful listening experience. After a successful broadcast at HSB 2018, Live from Here returns this year with special guests Grace Potter and J.S. Ondara.

Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today,” Grace Potter has not only played every major music festival from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo and Rock in Rio, she’s created her own thriving music festival, Burlington’s Grand Point North. Additionally, she’s shared a stage with artists such as the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, the Allman Brothers, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, and The Roots to name just a few. Potter has also collaborated with the Flaming Lips for a Tim Burton film, written and produced music for film and TV and recorded two Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum singles with her friend Kenny Chesney. On October 25, 2019 Grace Potter will release Daylight, her second solo LP and first for Fantasy Records. Cathartic and emotionally raw, Daylight is the result of that arduous journey, the most emotionally revealing, musically daring work of her career.

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. His debut album Tales of America was released earlier this year via Verve Forecast to widespread critical acclaim—Billboard recently featured the LP as one of their “50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)” and the song “Saying Goodbye” was included in NPR Music’s “Best Songs of 2019 So Far.”

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