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The Étude Sessions Presents : Haley Bonar

The Étude Sessions Presents : Haley Bonar

Friday, February 19, Doors Open at 7

Paradigm Coffee and Music 2102 N. 8th Street Sheboygan, WI

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Over a decade ago, Haley was discovered in Northern Minnesota at the age 19 and began opening for the band Low. Since then, she's released eight more albums, toured extensively, won numerous awards, and has made a name for herself and her unique sound in Minnesota and beyond. Her latest release, Last War has garnered much praise:

"Wondrously ornate pop." — NPR Music

"Dynamic and demanding." — SPIN

"Echoing the bright guitars and synths of The Cure’s poppier fare, Bonar creates a whimsical masterclass of indie-pop songwriting." — Consequence of Sound

"It’s a bold, confident statement, and it’s an early pick for one of the year’s best." — Wondering Sound

"Haley Bonar is more than a hard working musician. She is an innovator, creative a**-kicker and visionary dug into the trenches of living. She writes genuine, epochal and poetic tales that feel like our heartbreak, failure, frustration and joy. In a clear, insistent and often haunting voice, she tells real stories back to us, as if they were our own. It just doesn’t get much better than that." - haleybonar.com

Proceeds from The Étude Sessions ensure transformative experiences for students in the arts and academics such as college readiness initiatives, international travel, and artist in residence programs, that would not otherwise be available to public school students. During the 2014-2015 season a portion of the funds helped send students on a service-learning trip to Nicaragua in June. Students envisioned their professional lives beyond high school through participation in creative writing festivals, dance workshops, and engineering in the community experiences. They also visited eight different colleges in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee School of Engineering, UW-Milwaukee, and UW-Madison. The intention The Étude Sessions is to make these experiences accessible to all students in the Étude schools, 80% of whom are first generation college students and over 50% of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch.

The Étude Sessions is the brainchild of Troy Tousey, founder of Open Mind Studios of Sheboygan, Wis. Troy, an avid community supporter and passionate live music fan, hosted house concerts in his backyard and attended hundreds of live performances during his years at Northwestern University, and while living in Colorado and Sheboygan. Troy was vice president of The Étude Group Governing Board, part of the Sheboygan Area School District, at the time of his death in June of 2012. Troy dreamed of presenting music like PHOX to Sheboygan to benefit the community, the music, and The Étude Group schools.



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