|Jesper Lindberg (Sweden)|
Jesper Lindberg on banjo, gigging in July 2005 with Riktiga Karlar at 'Franses' on the island of Hönö. Göran 'Guran' Blomgren in the background.
Photo: Vanja Fridhammar
Jesper Lindberg picked up the banjo in 1965 and has not put it down since. Still touring, producing, and working as studio musician, mostly picking the banjo, but also playing steel guitar, guitar, dobro and mandolin.
“The banjo tunes on this record span from the old frailing ones,
to newly recorded rock songs. Most of the tunes are recorded in 2004 and
2005, but some are recorded back in the seventies with the groups Growing
Grass, Hounds of Heaven and Grus i Dojjan.
The Music of the New Lost City Ramblers opened the door to the banjo
world of old time music for me in the middle of the sixties. The pickers
& folkies of the movement gathered at Gottfrid Johansson’s music
store in Gamla Stan in Stockholm, we listened & jammed. And we collected
the precious Folkways records in their unglamorous cardboard boxes, and
the records from County and King… We went home, slowed down the
player and tried to learn the tunes.
Welcome to a life with five strings in the key of G. (Mostly.) Enjoy!”