Here’s a ticket for a trip back to the blues, jazz, ragtime and folk of 1920s USA. Blind Boy Paxton has won fans among audiences and fellow musicians with his convincing versions of the great American roots music heritage.
The musical partnership of Hans Theessink and Knud Møller has a substantial following in Denmark. Now it’s Tønder Festival’s turn to enjoy these two old hands and their elegant take on blues and roots music.
You’re invited to a party when the Hogslop String Band take the stage at Tønder Festival. The quartet from Nashville will rattle your teeth with their high-octane mix of old-time, country and traditional southern music.
John Prine had to pull out of his European engagements in the summer of 2019, including his Sunday evening show at Tønder Festival. Now, the 73 year-old American songwriter legend is back on the road and will return to Tønder.
When six-foot Mike Elrington hits the stage, his audience is in for a powerful experience. His unpolished singing, accomplished guitar playing and bluesy, roots-rock songs have made him a big name in Australian music.
The Secret Sisters, last at Tønder Festival in 2018, are back. Sisters Laura and Lydia Randers from Muscle Shoals in Alabama have won admiration for their distinctive vocal sound which has been compared to the Everly Brothers.
The duo The Small Glories, who played at Tønder Festival in 2017, are continually gaining ground on the international scene. The Small Glories: Cara Luft, (vocal and banjo) and JD Edwards (vocal and guitar) come from Winnipeg.