Olov Johansson and Mikael Marin has playyed together since 1980, when both of them still were promising teenagers moving up the Nordic folk music hiearchy. On the way, they met Roger Tallroth at a folk music festival in Røros, and the trio Väsen was founded. In the following 25 years, they have toured every continent, released nearly 20 albums and made fans of both audiences and fellow musicians all across the World. They have even had a street named after them in the US, Väsen Street in Bloomington, Indiana. That’s understandably rare in the Nordic folk music scene, and it says something about the position they now inhabit. In the ears of many, the sound of Väsen quite simply is the sound of the North.
Olov Johansson – key harp
Mikael Marin – viola
Roger Tallroth – guitar
Double bill with Aslak Brimi Kvartett.