Music Programme 2019
Two years ago, Jonah Blacksmith gave a memorable concert in Tent 1, winding up on a stage in the middle of the marquee with friends and family members ready to treat the audience to some authentic northern Jutland music from Thy. Jonah Blacksmith continually surprise audiences, be it a filmed concert tour, or scaled-down trio performances, opening for Allan Olsen. They sing in English, their music inspired by American folk and country. The lyrics deal with closeness, solidarity and the challenges facing small communities. The words may stem from growing up in rural Thy, but the sentiments are universal. Jonah Blacksmith’s music and lyrics have as much to say to Canadian audiences as to those in Tønder. At the core of Jonah Blacksmith are brothers Simon and Thomas Alstrup. The name is based on their grandfather, Johannes, the blacksmith in question. In the summer of 2019 they are playing a series of film concerts, one of them at Tønder Festival.