Haley Bonar had already recorded an album as a teenager before leaving Rapid City, SD for Duluth, MN-where she immediately recorded again. Alan Sparhawk heard her at a local Iron Range club one night and a week later, she was transformed from a college student to an ambitious dropout with her guitar and a drummer crammed into a Honda Civic opening for Low. She was nineteen years old.
But there is more to this story. In the last decade, Haley has released eight more recordings: lots of touring, playing festivals, while continuing to write and perform locally. Oh… and she also had a baby in there somewhere. Some of her collaborators include Dave King, Andrew Bird and Justin Vernon, not to mention the company she keeps the rotating cast of premium members including Jake Hanson (Halloween Alaska, Mason Jennings), Jeremy Hanson (Tapes ‘n Tapes), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, Alpha Consumer) and Mike Lewis (Bon Iver, Alpha Consumer).
Upcoming Haley Bonar Shows:
04.09 – Saint Paul, MN @ Lowertown Line
05.16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
05.29 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
05.30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
2. No Sensitive Man
3. Last War
4. Heaven’s Made For Two
5. Bad Reputation
6. From A Cage
8. Can’t Believe Our Luck