J.S. Ondara, a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis, was born and raised in Nairobi. In January, he kicked-off The Current's birthday party at First Avenue with a performance that drew rave reviews. And he will headline the local stage at this year's Basilica Block Party. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Neil Young and Ray Lamontagne, J.S. is currently working on his debut record which will be ready for release in 2017.