Hillside Festival 2019
July 12 - 14
A fixture of Toronto’s music community and a sought-after collaborator, Lydia Persaud stands alone with her debut album Let Me Show You, released May 10 on Next Door Records.
A seasoned musician and member of renowned Toronto bands Dwayne Gretzky and The O’Pears, Lydia blends her command of the folk genre with jazz techniques honed at Humber College’s rigorous jazz program in her work. Let Me Show You, recorded in Toronto with producer Robbie Grunwald (Donovan Woods, Jill Barber), displays Lydia’s sharp lyricism, running the gamut from romance, to social activism, race and gender issues.
With Let Me Show You, Lydia draws inspiration from her musical heroes, such as Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, and Carole King, while touching on vital issues that deeply affect her. Her music melds genres while Lydia’s clear message shines through on the power of her unforgettable voice.
Sunday, July 14th at 8:50pm