Sounds Like: Nick Drake, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Prince Billy, Damien Rice, John Denver
Label: Dimma - Independent label
Manager: Adalsteinn Asberg Sigurdsson
Bio: Hailing from the harsh Icelandic western fjords, Icelandic Troubadour Svavar Knútur, summons his inner demons and outer storms to reflect upon the existential crises and frolicking joys of modern day rustic fjord dwelling men.
Channeling the pain and angst of long dark winters and the insomnia ...See Full Bio
“I’ll admit that I am non-committal when it comes to NXNE. I’ve been known to catch a few songs of one act and then wander to the nearest venue to hear the next few of another. This is what I had planned on doing with Svavar Knutur – and then he started to play. I don’t know if I have ever seen anyone captivate a room like Knutur did. His contrast between sentimental songs and comedic storytelling was the perfect rest for festival goers. Playing self-described fjord folk, this Icelandic artist could do no wrong on Saturday night.”