A musical meeting of three of the US and Sweden's most respected young acoustic adventurers...
Masterful Swedish fiddler Lena Jonsson unites with mandolin wizard Dominick Leslie and National Fiddle Champion & rhythmic cellist Tristan Clarridge, bridging the Atlantic with strong roots of Swedish and American traditional music. Though their roots are in far-flung corners of the world, their shared connections in the language of music are strong: a deep respect for the traditional tunes, ears that are open to exploring new sounds, and a sense of playfulness and spontaneous joy in making music together. Tickets
Collectively, these three have studied with many of acoustic music's greatest legends; Lena from members of the Swedish folk supergroup Väsen and a host of Sweden's most revered traditional masters, Tristan from Darol Anger, Alasdair Fraser & Mark O'Connor, and Dominick from mandolin gods David Grisman, Mike Marshall and Chris Thile, to name a few.
The musical conversation is playful and exuberant, exploring old and new songs and tunes of Sweden, Ireland, the Appalachian mountains, and beyond.
Their collaboration was inspired by a meeting at the renowned Mt Shasta Music Summit, where acoustic masterminds from around the globe unite each summer for a series of concerts and workshops for dedicated musicians of all ages. Thanks to the support of Sweden's Musikverket, they're embarking on a US west coast tour in March 2016, and a Swedish tour in October, with recording plans also in the works.