Lola Rising is a Colorado-based Indie Folk Island Rock band, comprising of Denver-locals Paul Medina Guevara (lead vocals, guitar, ukulele), Woody Roberts (bass guitar, piano, vocals), and Kevin Eady (guitar, vocals, ukulele).
Inspired from a song Paul once wrote about the passing of his `Lola` (means Grandmother in Filipino), coupled with `Rising` evokes imagery of spirituality and questions the human condition. Their dance-able rhythms, honest poetry, and smooth melodic multi-part harmonies makes their music familiar, fun, accessible, vivid and thought-provoking.
Coming from a strong choral background, Paul always had a passion for music, however it wasn`t until a series of life changing events whilst living in Tokyo which inspired him and he ultimately began to craft his own sound using vocals, guitar and ukulele. In late 2013, Paul returned from an eight year stint in Japan, and joined forces with life-long friends Kevin and Woody, who formerly played in the Denver-based reggae/rock band Optimal Frequency.
From the depths of musty parking garages & gangsters in the Tokyo underworld; to fly-fishing the Animas River & crossing the Great Divide, everything inspires us - Lola is on the Rise.