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About

In the new generation of contemporary folk music, Lena Jonsson is one of Scandinavia’s most influential fiddlers. Lena’s style is unique in combining her deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music and the youthful sounds of rock, pop, jazz, American old-time and bluegrass. Her inspired style earned her Swedish Grammy nominations both for her premier album “Places” (2019) and the follow-up ”Stories from the Outside” (2021), and performances for Barack Obama as well as Greta Thunberg. Effortlessly integrating virtousity and rockstar charisma, her music is joyous, sparking life and connection in every performance. Lena Jonsson is an artist you won’t want to miss and can’t forget.

Discography

  • Stories from the Outside
    Lena Jonsson Trio

    Stories from the Outside

    Hedgehog Music, 2020
  • PLACES
    Lena Jonsson

    PLACES

    Playing with Music, 2018
  • morsning
  • Sur le chemin
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Sur le Chemin

    Compagnie Takatom, 2017
  • Snowy Side of the Mountain
    The Goodbye Girls

    Snowy Side of the Mountain

    2016
  • Allting Rullar
    Skenet

    Allting Rullar

    Subliminal Sounds, 2015
  • Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas
    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas

    Playing with Music, 2015
  • Klingande klenoder
    Limbohofvet

    Klingande Klenoder

    Holmen Music, 2013
  • Funambules
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Funambules

    Bemol Productions, 2011 (DVD)
  • Vind
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Vind

    Bemol productions, 2011
  • Vågg
    Duo Jonsson Coudroy

    Vågg

    Bemol productions, 2009

Awards and Scholarships

2008Riksspelman
2009Pekkos-Gustafs hederspris
2009Represented Sweden in the Nordic Championship in Traditional music
2010Nominated Newcomer of the Year at Folk and World Music awards
2010Bror Hjort Stipendiet
2010Bollnäs kommun’s culture scholarship
2011The Jernbergs scholarship
2013Landstinget Gävleborgs culture scholarship
2014Klingande Klenoder nominated Album of the Year at the Folk and worldmusic awards
2014STIM-stipendiat
2016Nominated Cross-over Project of the Year at Folk and World Music Awards for duo with Brittany Haas
2018SKAP’s Folk Musik Price for 2018
2019Lena Jonsson Trio nominated for Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Places
2019Bolläs kommuns kulturpris
2020Stories from the Outside named Album of the Year by Lira Musikmagasin
2021Stories from the Outside wins the Manifest prize
2021Lena Jonsson Trio wins a Swedish Grammy (Grammis) with the album Stories from the Outside

Tour dates

2021

September 17 Lena Jonsson Trio Bollnäs
September 18 Lena Jonsson Trio Karlstad
September 19 Lena Jonsson Trio Årjäng
September 24 Lena Jonsson Trio Falun
Oktober 21 Lena Jonsson Trio Malmö
November 11 Lena Jonsson Trio Oslo

Media

Check out our ongoing cover project on YouTube!

Stories from the Outside (2020)

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Press

Reviews of ”STORIES FROM THE OUTSIDE”

Tänk vilken gåva att få leva i en tid med så remarkabelt skickliga, egensinniga och uppfinningsrika spelmän som Lena Jonsson.

— Lira musikmagasin #2 2020 Read more

Reviews of ”PLACES”

What a delight this CD is. ... Lena and her co-musicians on this CD ... make up a closely knitted trio and the addition of at least 11 superb supporting musicians ... make this one of the best crafted ‘new traditions’ compilations I’ve heard for a long time.

— The Living Tradition, June/July 2018 Read more

Within ten seconds of playing the first track on this album, I found myself whisked away to another place. ... I love the balance between virtuosity and musicality on this album. Jonsson can play, there is no doubt about that, but she never attempts to outshine the tune itself or the players around her.

— Folk Radio 16 April, 2018 Read more

If you are already a fan of Lena Jonsson, you will be expecting an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional fiddle, American oldtime and Swedish dance music, folk rock and rockabilly funk: so this album won't hold many surprises. If you are new to Jonsson's music, welcome to a world of fine fiddling from both sides of the Atlantic.

— FolkWorld #65 Read more

Som fiolist är Lena Jonsson svårslagen. Hon svingar stråken som ett trollspö.

— Lira musikmagasin Read more

Lena Jonsson har en skön öppenhet i kompositionerna och en tilltalande lekfullhet i sitt sätt att spela. ... Hon låter melodin tala till lyssnaren utan att försöka tränga sig på. Hon säger här är jag, så här spelar jag, lyssna om du vill. Och man vill. Och vill en gång till. Och en till...

— Dala-demokraten 2018-05-02 Read more

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