When three of Sweden’s leading folk musicians join together with traditional instruments and rhythms, and combine this with a modern sound and a lot of attitude, you can be sure that the result will be something extra special. Acoustic music, but with a heaviness that sometimes approaches that of rock. Folk music, that evolves in harmony with the times and the players, folk music for the twenty-first century.

Boot is made up of Hällbus Totte Mattsson (traditional lute, baroque lute), Ola Bäckström (fiddle, bouzouki), and Samuel Andersson (percussion, string drum, octave fiddle), three experienced folk musicians who have the tradition in their backbones and the possibilities for development and curiosity in their hands and brains.

Boot started out as back-up players for the dance group Virlvla and was nominated for a Grammy for a joint record in the year 2000. This CD was their comeback. Hållbus Totte Mattsson has a background in groups such as Groupa and Hedningarna. Ola Bäckström is a fiddler at heart, a top player of Delecarlian tunes with several impressive solo records under his belt. He has also played with Den Fule and Swåp. Samuel Andersson is one of the most exciting folk musicians of the younger generation and plays in bands such as Hedningarna, Godrun and his own solo project Looptok. Boot has a broad range of sound, from the ethereal and beautiful to the dark, pounding, gnarled and surly polskas. Boot creates music that is definitely the trio’s very own.

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    • 1.
      Itku/Balkan Music: Ola Ingemar BäckströmT Turkka
    • 2.
      Vallevalsen Music: Ola Ingemar Bäckström
    • 3.
      Soot Music: Samuel Andersson
    • 4.
      Godrun Music: Samuel Andersson
    • 5.
      Murven Music: Ola Ingemar Bäckström
    • 6.
      Pastillen Music: Ola Ingemar Bäckström
    • 7.
      Dino Music: Samuel Andersson
    • 8.
      Lillasystern Music: Trad
    • 9.
      Samu Music: Samuel Andersson
    • 10.
      Getingen Music: Trad
    • 11.
      Oxberg/Bingsjö Music: Trad
    • 12.
      Rödhåringen Music: Ola Ingemar Bäckström
    • 13.
      Stunden Music: Samuel Andersson
  • Total playtime 49'59

Compact Disc // CAP 21817 // Folk music // Releasedate: 13 May, 2009