Maverick 2010

“If most of the world’s folk music is as rustic and worn in as an old rocking chair, Sweden’s Väsen play music that’s more akin to Hepplewhite or Sheraton in all of its refined Scandinavian beauty.

The trio’s been together for twenty years and the patina is richly burnished and deep in tone and polished performance.
Big in Indiana, they are so popular in the town of Bloomington that they have a street named after them, and judging by the reception they got here, Shetland understands and appreciates their sheer class as well.

It is hugely rewarding to watch three musicians gel so naturally to produce a sound and style that is both sophisticated and meaty.”