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Jan Johansson

Rank #3 US Cary, NC Bluegrass / Instrumental, Acoustic, Swedis...

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Jan (pronounced “Yahn”) Johansson is well-known throughout the United States, Europe and Japan as an accomplished acoustic musician, producer, and music instructor. Jan was born in Skelleftea, Sweden in 1958 and began playing acoustic music at the age of 14. By the time he was 18... See Full Bio

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“Triangle bluegrass fans are well-acquainted with Jan Johansson, former fiddler with New Vintage and a popular music teacher steeped in the music of his native Sweden and that of Bill Monroe. On the self-produced CD "Kindred," Johansson adapts a dozen Swedish folk tunes to bluegrass instrumentation in a remarkable convergence of styles. Leading the way on guitar, Johansson is joined by a trio of Triangle pickers: Ivan Rosenberg (resophonic guitar), Lindsey Tims (mandolin) and Rick Lassiter (bass). Their clever arrangements apply bluegrass flavors to a diverse menu of Old World tunes. The loping stride of "Epiphany March" ("Trettondagsmarschen"), the quickstep ramble of "Walking Tune from Granges" ("Ganglat Fran Gr…nges") and the old pub favorite "Fredman's Song No. 21" would fit comfortably in the repertoires of guitar greats”
—  Jack Bernhardt, News & Observer
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  • 2014

    Feb 16

    Asheville, NC, US | 11:00pm
    Crowne Plaza Inn
    Asheville, NC, US
    Sun Feb 16 11:00pm


    Jan Johansson & Friends. Gospel performance at Bluegrass First Class.

  • 2013

    Dec 25

    Raleigh, NORTH, US | 7:00am
    Grace Lutheran Church
    Raleigh, NORTH, US
    Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:00am


    Swedish Julotta - Christmas Church Service held in English and Swedish. Traditional Swedish pastries after service. Christmas music, piano, violin duets

  • 2013

    Dec 24

    Chapel Hill, NC, US | 8:00pm
    Christ United Methodist Ch...
    Chapel Hill, NC, US
    Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:00pm


    Bluegrass Music Service starts at 9:00 PM

  • 2013

    Nov 9

    Danville, VIRGI, US | 3:00pm
    Community Market
    Danville, VIRGI, US
    Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:00pm


    The 6th annual Bright Leaf Brew Festival in Danville, Va... Nov 9...3:00-8:30 PM

  • 2013

    Sep 28

    Raleigh, NC, US | 1:30pm
    Raleigh City Museum
    Raleigh, NC, US
    Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:30pm


    Reenactment of a 1940 Country Music show....It's bluegrass but the term wasn't commonly used at the time so we call it Country show... Music starts at 2:00 PM

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