you play. The language of folk music is a common one
for folk musicians the world over and that makes communicating
easy. There may appear to be a vast gulf between Sweden
and Senegal, but there are many similarities and opportunities
for interplay. Then when we met Bruce Molsky, the distance
to the Appalachians seemed suddenly to shrink and American
Old Time music to feel so near and so natural
guests on the album are friend and fellow folk musician
Bruce Molsky (fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals) from the USA.
Bruce, who has often been compared to Ry Cooder in his
commitment to the music of the Appalachians, has a light
touch and yet plays with great gusto, making fiddle music
that is both modern and old-world, as headstrong as the
music from Bingsjö. Solo recognises the banjo’s
sound from Senegal, which has a similar instrument, and
the guitar and the kora intertwine perfectly.
Molsky is also a singer and has mastered the difficult
art of accompanying himself on the fiddle whilst singing.
On “Abaraká!/Tack!” Bruce and Solo
collaborate on a love song from Ireland and a hunting
song from Senegal.