Lena Jonsson Trio (SWE)If you put Lena Jonsson’s name into a search engine, it becomes clear there’s a lot of copy-and-pasting on Planet Earth. Repetitions of Barack Obama and Greta Thunberg ad bloody nauseam. (Tsk, tsk, tmesis.) If that’s what it takes to catch the eye, so be it. We believe it’s what catches the ear that really counts. Lena Jonsson is a dynamic and inspirational fiddler steeped in the groove and swing of Sweden’s traditional folkways, yet unafraid to mess with people’s minds by sneaking in her other influences of rock, pop, jazz, old-timey and bluegrass.
Photo Klara G