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Banjo-Punk-Killbilly
Saturday, 14.01.2012, 20:20
oh what a night...
Baskery (SWE)
While very unusual in their set-up, musical stray cats they are not: Greta, next to voice, plays a six-string slide banjo and simultanously manages the kick- and snare drum; Sunniva, voice and acoustic rhythm guitar and Stella on driving bass keep the mojo going.
July 23, 1851.
Huh?
On the 23rd of July 1851, Herr Richard Wagner introduced «Ride of the Valkyres» to the general public. It became one the most well-known pieces of classical music ever and, on a darker note, was even played by the Nazis during der «Wochenschau» showing their bombing raids. Which, in turn, probably inspired the great Francis Ford C. to similarly give the tune another go in his 1979 «Apocalypse Now».
Now, for your listening and viewing pleasure, three lovely descendants of those fierce goddesses will be descending on us, riding the pine of our stage. Introducing Greta, Stella and Sunniva from Sweden and their tightly woven group, Baskery. Sisters they are and their sound and fury is rooted in Banjo Punk, Killbilly, High Voltage and Mud Country, at times sounding loco fast, then engangingly harmonious as well.
Their newest album «New Friends» (2011) should add a few more die-hard members to that worldwide congregation. Because the songs often originated at bus stops, waiting for the plane, train and automobile, hanging out in the tour bus or after-hours bars, traveling through and playing the Bible Belt, their own authenticity became and now is their music's core. Before they gave their debut in their current formation they and their papa, Janake Bondesson, were touring as the rockabilly formation The Slaptones (album «Fall among Thieves», 2008), released two more sets and opened for the Brian Setzer Orchestra. While very unusual in their set-up, musical stray cats they are not: Greta, next to voice, plays a six-string slide banjo and simultaneously manages the kick- and snare drum; Sunniva, voice and accoustic rhythm guitar and Stella on driving bass keep the Mojo going.
Travel in their lovely company through the dust bins of the South, the swamps and trough the panhandle heat and other picturesque places, and cool it all off and wash it down in a dark whiskey bar that evokes and honors the ghosts of Johnny Cash, David Eugene Edwards and Hazeldine.
Blitz the gray of January and experience three lovely nordic lights and their art on our island in the Sihl, named Valhalla for the night.
And if you find yourself surrounded by eye-popping beauties, try this:
(you:)«Hur mar du? Treyligt att traffa dig. Jag kan inte tala svenska sa bra.»
(she may say:)«Hey da. God natt. Var ligger toaletten?»

transl. in case somebody wants to know but don't print
(you) how are you? Nice to meet you. I can't speak swedish well.
(she) goodbye. good night. where is the toilet?
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