KFAI is pleased to sponsor hot fiddles from cool Scandinavia, as Frigg returns to the Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday, September 29, at 7:30 pm, with a new album – Polka V – and undimmed enthusiasm for delivering joyful, fiddle-driven music that straddles Finnish folk tunes, American bluegrass, and other string band traditions.
In 2004, American folk music magazine Sing Out! published a review of Frigg’s debut album and dubbed them the “second coming of JPP.” The comparison referred to the legendary Finnish group that had carried the torch of the Nordic string bands for two decades at the time. In 2012, after multiple tours and festival dates in Europe, North America and Asia alike, Frigg has established itself as the leading act on the scene.
Featuring the premier talents of the young generation folk musicians in Finland and Norway, the members of Frigg have developed a musical blend of their own. It has been called Nordgrass, which can be read as a word combination of their main influences Nordic folk and American bluegrass, or as a reminder of their straight grassroots attitude for making music. Energy, fun, humor, and interaction are Frigg’s most important virtues on any gig.
More information about this show is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.