SE Songwriter Pop Avant Garde

It was in 1996 that Jay-Jay Johanson, a young man from Sweden, fascinated by the Bristol sound they called trip-hop, first tapped delicately on our eardrums with Whiskey, an intoxicating album that definitively put this rare and elegant Swede on the map. Almost 20 years later he has returned with a new album, Opium. It contains the very essence of Johanson’s music: an ease with inventing melodies, a voice that gently caresses, and the jacked up, heady rhythms that lift and carry the songs.

Thursday, October 15th
21:35 to 22:30