Next week I’m visiting a local festival, Vikedal Roots Music Festival. It is the 15th year anniversary for this gem of a festival and they have some really great acts on their program.
It is located in Vikedal a beautiful little place here in the western part of Norway. They are setting up several stages and have concerts in the church, the harbour and in a big festival tent.
We are talking about 23 concerts in 3 days, all of them firmly placed in the roots oriented music scene. Sometimes it’s roots-rock other times more folksy stuff.
The festival has given us some very good concerts through the years, and we have a long and loving relationship with this little, but great festival.
We here at Johannasvisions will try to see as many shows as we can, and we have chosen some favorites from this years
Here are our three must see artists at Vikedal Roots Music Festival 2013:
1. Ida Jenshus (with band)
Ida Jenshus is always a safe bet, she and her band delivers on all shows, and she has a terrific band. Her latest release is less straight country and more into the Daniel Lanois /Emmylou Harris sound scape. We love it!
Here’s a concert taped for the Norwegian Broadcast Company (NRK). 22 minutes of great music with Ida Jenshus and her band:
Place/Time: The Harbour, Thursday 11th July at 21:30
Our next choice is the up and coming “prairie-rock”-band, Yuma Sun.
2. Yuma Sun
We have seen Yuma Sun in concert a few times, and they’re getting better with each show. They’ve toured extensively the last year and we are really looking forward to hear an even tighter band. As I write this they are playing at The Hove Festival, one of Norway’s biggest festivals.
Yuma Sun – Another Day:
In between all the gigs they are recording their second album. Hopefully we will get a release this fall.
Place/Time: The Harbour, Thursday 11th July at 23:30
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