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Folk Spot: Erlend Viken Trio (NO)

With violin, hardingfele, electric guitar and double bass, Erlend Viken Trio presents folk music with a sound that few have heard before; based on Norwegian traditional music, and with inspiration from improvisational music, desert blues and rock. The trio, consisting of Erlend Viken, Marius Graff and Sondre Meisfjord, have played concerts in large parts of Europe, and through their energetic live performances they have gained many fans across genre boundaries. Regardless of whether you are a fan of folk music, rock or blues, you will definitely be struck by the music of the Erlend Viken Trio. The latest album is Fete slåtta (2022).