Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CD Review: Go With 'Tjo'

Footprint Records

Orust, named after the island of the same name off Sweden's west coast, brings us friendly folk music with innovative pizzazz from the traditions of island life. The music is wholly instrumental and includes the diatonic accordion, mandola, and fiddle. The fifteen tracks consist of mealtime tunes, waltzes, dances, reels, and medleys. The music resembles the instrumental folk music of England, Finland, and Scotland. Though, Orust's award-wining accordion player, Johann Kullberg, provides special accompaniment to the folksy rhythms. A toe-tapping release of epic proportions! ~ Matthew Forss

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