Nykomlingen by Erlend Viken Trio - CD
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cd cover Erlend Viken Trio
Nykomlingen (Heilo, Norway)
cdRoots Code: grcd-h7316

Erlend Viken leads his trio on fiddle, Hardanger fiddle and vocals, with Marius Graff on guitar, electric guitar, banjo and lead vocals, and Leo Svensson Sander on cello and vocals. Three tracks include Øyvind Skarbø on drums

   

"Erlandsson/Pål Karl "

"Nykomlingen"

"Soløye"

"Endelig Frisk/Jonah in the Windstorm"

More info:
Bursting with enthusiasm Erlend Viken enjoyed great success with his trio album “Frie Tøyler” in 2014. Now, three years later, a year after winning first prize in the elite Category A in the National Contest for Traditional Music, Viken is returning with a new album and a new trio. The instrumentation is the same as before – fiddle, guitar and cello – but the music takes us to constantly new places. The wide-ranging experience these three musicians have from a number of different genres is clearly evident. On three of the tracks the group is augmented by drummer and percussionist Øyvind Skarbø (1982, Håkon Kornstad Tenor Battle). “Nykomlingen” emerges as yet another original album that is bursting with enthusiasm, interaction and musical inquisitiveness.

Fiddler Erlend Viken (b. in Oppdal, 1984) has won awards for his recordings together with Aslak Brimi. In 2012 Viken won the prestigious INTRO-folk prize, after which he formed his own trio. He was a member of the now defunct bluegrass band Earlybird Stringband. Viken composes music for dance and theatre productions, and has collaborated with Frikar Dance Company among others. He has played on a long list of recordings

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