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Jan Johansson w Charles Pettee performing Christmas music on mandolin, fiddle and acoustic guitar.
Two sets of music starting at 7:30.
Jan Johansson & Friends. Gospel performance at Bluegrass First Class.
Swedish Julotta - Christmas Church Service held in English and Swedish. Traditional Swedish pastries after service. Christmas music, piano, violin duets
Bluegrass Music Service starts at 9:00 PM
Sounds Like: The John Renbourn Group, Phillip Glass, David Grisman, Blind Blake, Vangelis
Manager: Jan Johansson
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
“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”