Lena Jonsson Trio
SWEDEN | 2021 PARTICIPANT
Swedish award winning fiddler Lena Jonsson is one of the most sought after musicians in the Folk scene right now. Her ability to balance a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music with innovative artistic sensibilities, sparkling joy of life and charisma of a rock star have made her one of Sweden´s most visionary artists. She has created a unique style inspired by traditional Swedish music as well as rock, pop and the american old-time and bluegrass traditions.
Together with guitarist Erik Ronström and bassist Krydda Sundström they create a virtuosic yet playful trio. Their album “Places” was nominated for a Swedish Grammy in 2019. In 2020 they released their second album “Stories from the outside” that was awarded Best album by Sweden´s biggest music magazine LIRA, and they also won the Manifst Prize and are nominated for a Swedish Grammy.