Baskery

Baskery

Thursday, February 18th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 adv / $20 door

Baskery
Baskery
THE BASKERY STORY
No matter where they go in the world, people tell the sisters that they've never heard or seen
anything like it, that their sound is completely unique and that they perform with what
seems to be an inexhaustible energy. That's Baskery's aim, to never stop surprising. The
music is not to be confused with country or bluegrass just because the instrumentation
involves a double bass, a six string banjo and acoustic guitar. They use their instruments in
an unconventional way to create their very own genres: banjo punk, rock-hop and
nordicana.
The three sisters can't recall when or why they started playing, the music's always just been
there. "Performing live has become the most natural thing to us". That's where the high
energy level on stage hails from, a pure and reckless love to the art of performing music.
In their late teens the sisters joined forces with their dad, who since decades was a one man
band playing old blues and country tunes for a living.
"Playing with dad is the best education we could have wished for. Performing in rowdy
pubs and bars gave us the backbone that carries us through every imaginable situation one
may come across in the music biz. It's doesn't get much more real than that."
This foundation of classic "roots music and Americana" settled in their hearts, but also
awoke the urge of breaking the rules of traditional music.
Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together and it's all about turning the
music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/
songwriting.
The first album, "Fall Among Thieves" (2008) was recorded in Stockholm, co-produced by
Lasse Mårtén (Pink, 'Peter, Bjorn and John', Kelly Clarkson). "New Friends" (2011) the
follow up, the band referer to as the "gypsy album" since it was mainly tracked on the road
in various hotel rooms and band apartments, then mixed in Berlin by Blackpete (Depeche
Mode, Joe Jackson, Peter Fox). As a contrast to the first two albums who took several
months to make, the third one "Little Wild Life" was recorded during ten days in an old
dance studio converted to a studio in former east Berlin, co-produced by Matt Wignall
(Cold War Kids, J. Roddy Walston).
All three albums received great acclaims by the press and are released in numerous
countries. The releases in combination with relentless touring have given the band a
reputation as one of the music scene's most noticeable live acts.
In early 2014 the band started working with Kobalt Music Publishing and have recently
collaborated with high-profile song writers such as Billy Steinberg (Madonna, The
Bangles, (Cyndi Lauper), Joe Henry (John Denver) and Jimmy Harry (Madonna, Pink,
Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears).
Since the very beginning of Baskery the sisters have guarded their independency but when
approached by Dan McCarroll (President and A&R) at Warner Music, they felt intrigued to
break their indie tradition and make their next record on a major label. In August 2014 they
signed a world wide recording deal with Warner Bros Music (Los Angeles). Baskery is
one of few Swedish acts to get signed directly to a US major record company. The making
of their 4th studio album is due january-february 2015.
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Baskery has successfully toured all over the world, performing at festivals such as
Glastonbury
(UK),
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
(UK),
SXSW
(US),
Colours of Ostrava
(CZ),
Portland Waterfront Blues Festival
(US),
California World Fest
(US),
Four
Corners Folk Festival,
(US),
Winnipeg Folk Festival
(CA),
Calgary Folk Festival
(CA),
Woodford Folk Festival
(AUS),
Peace and Love
(SE),
Storsjöyran
(SWE),
Lowlands
(NL),
Azkena Rock
(ES),
Bergen Fest
(NOR),
Toender
(DK)
Said about Baskery
"This is absurdly wonderful... Stockholm sisters turn Americana on its head" MOJO (Colin
Irwin) 2008
"Sweden's own wildwood flowers" UNCUT (Rob Hughes) 2008
"A stunning debut album" Q MAG (Andy Fyfe) 2008
"Don't fuck with the Bondesson sisters" Q MAG (Andy Fyfe) 2011
"Frenetically energetic...a distinctively individual band sound primed to hone in on the
mainstream" MOJO (Colin Irwin) 2011
"This is a jewel of an album, it grows and grows with each listen as the voices and the arrangements bury
themselves as ear worms". Americana UK (Keith Hargraves) 2014
"Anyone who liked the Civil War album from earlier this year should like this new Baskery masterwork".
Country Music People (Paul Riley) 2014
"The eleven songs of the album are all gorgeous steps in a journey depicting a little wild life". Maverick
(Charlotte Taylor) 2014
Discography: Little Wild Life (2013/2014) New Friends (2011) Fall Among Thieves (2009) One Horse
Down EP