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 they have a completely unique sound and perform with what seems to be an inexhaustible energy. That’s Baskery’s aim, to never stop surprising. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together. 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.
The trio is not bound to any genre and this is what makes Baskery a little hard to figure out just by listening to their albums. It’s all there in the live act, because it is real. 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. They got introduced to the music business in a quite unglamorous way: “We played cover songs in pubs and bars, still we never played songs we didn’t like just to please the crowd”.
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 all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/songwriting.
Baskery has successfully toured all over the world, performing at festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Woodford(AUS), SXSW (US), Colours of Ostrava (CZ), Portland Waterfront Blues Festival (US), Calgary Folk (CAN), California World Fest (US),Lowlands (NL), Azkena Rock (ES), Storsjöyran(SWE), Bergen Fest (NOR), Toender (DK)Shrewsbury Folk Festival (UK), Four Corners Folk Festival, (US), Sisters Folk Festival (US) and many more.
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
Discography: New Friends (2011) Fall Among Thieves (2009) One Horse Down EP (2007)