★ SWE // Blues
Concert - May 26th, 2018 h 10.00 pm - Admission 8 € inclusive of one drink
*In case of bad weather the event will take place indoor*
Bar/restaurant open at 7:00pm (happy-hour, wood-oven pizza, farinata, cocktails, beers, wine).
I was born in the south of Sweden in what seems to be a very long time ago. Above all, I was born with an ancient soul. While most of my mates would listen to heavy metal, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash fascinated me and this was pretty strange where I come from. I learn to play guitar and piano listening to their song and trying to guess the harmony.
I played in a bunch of bands but always felt I was meant to be a solo singer. I started the rounds in small clubs and by the time I was 16, I wrote the first songs. If someone asked what they are about, I’d say about the pondering of the variations man’s desire, about alienation, pain and happiness, wishing for whoever listen to them, to share a similar sense of humour and relate to them.
These days I listen mainly to blues, Mississippi John Hurt and Lightin’ Hopkins, and to country, Hank Williams and the great Townes Van Zandt. Of course I never forget Dylan.
I spent most of my life on the road, playing solo or with a band or with other artists like Ryan Adams, Mary Gauthier, Dr John and John Hiatt. I had a lot of fun with Mary.
"Richard Lindgren's songs touch my heart deeply, he is a kindred spirit to me. The sorrow, the longing, the anger, the humor, the always reaching for something more, he expresses all these feelings so beautifully in his album A Man You Can Hate. What a stunning collection of songs, of human emotion, of glimpses into the unsettled soul of an artist. He has given us an honest gift, the best gift any artist can give. He has given us himself." Mary Gauthier
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