Haley Bonar has been one of many artists I have been trying to see for some time and tonight it finally happened, and in Saint Paul no less!
Mears Park has been inviting local artists to play during the summer for eight years now. This was the last scheduled concert for the year since God knows what could happen to the weather once August is over. Haley Bonar took the stage with Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitar to her right, and opened with a cover that she has been playing a lot this summer: “I Live my Broken Dreams” by Daniel Johnston.
The park was packed to the gills to see one of her last performances until her return from becoming a new mom very soon. As of tonight’s show, Haley is seven months along and still has three more shows scheduled before her due date, what a trooper!
I was happy to have caught her show and if you’re in the Twin Cities area at the end of September/beginning of October, head on over to the Dakota Jazz Club and catch Bonar in one of her last two shows.