In her native Sweden, Lena Jonsson is one of the best-known folk musicians today. The virtuoso
violinist has already received numerous awards. Lena Jonsson celebrates a fresh, modern and above
all open view of the folk tradition and draws inspiration from many different musical styles from all
over the world. This is no different with her third album “Elements”. Lena Jonsson has composed all
the album tracks from scratch. Although she is oriented towards traditional Swedish folk music, the
songs skilfully take impulses from jazz, rock and bluegrass.
The result: these sounds are traditional and modern at the same time! The Lena Jonsson Trio combines traditional Scandinavian shepherd instruments such as the cow horn played by Lena’s father with the latest synth sounds and the African instruments balafon and mbira. Lena Jonsson on violin receives top-class musical support from Erik Ronström on guitar and Krydda Sundström on bass as part of the trio.
“I want the album to feel like a place you can visit. The idea is that the listener should linger in the
album. The pieces represent different feelings and states of mind, which I hope the listeners can feel,”
says Lena Jonsson about the background of “Elements”. Most of the pieces were written after the
pandemic. “They represent the beginning of something new for me. But the tracks also reflect the
insecurities we had to deal with after Corona died down,” she adds.
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GENRE: Folk Sweden