maj 10 2011

At The Ambassador´s Residence


¤¤¤ It was a great evening in Stockholm. Kentuckyseven were invited to a private gig with folkgiant M Ward, at home at the Ambassador of the United States Matthew Barzun and his wonderful wife Brooke Brown Barzun.

Ambassador Matthew Barzun with Kentucky-Jonas.

The Ambassador Barzun is a devoted musiclover and we are really proud that he reads our stuff. He loves the folky vibe, a Swedish favorite is The Tallest Man on Earth who plays Trägår´n May 16th.

We´ll meet up with The Ambassador again in the end of May, before he starts his new job as the Campaign Finance Chairman for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. Sad to see him leave Sweden, glad he is accepting the President´s call. We wish him all the best.

At the beautiful residence we hit the Mint Juleps, met Stellan Skarsgård, and had a great chat with M Ward himself. He did nine songs as intense as the blue grassfields of Kentucky. ’Requiem’ was beautiful, the covers of Daniel Johnstone (The story of an artist) and David Bowie (Let´s Dance) blew us away.

M Ward did a heartwarming gig Sunday May 8th.

M Ward told us he´s planning a new record for 2012 and is writing songs for it right now. He wanted our K7-readers to check out the amazing Harry Nilsson and hoped to get back to Pustervik in Gothenburg soon, where he actually did his first Swedish show ever.

Kentuckyseven sends our love to The Amassador and his family, their great staff, Darcie and all the nice people we met. It was truly a night to remember.

apr 12 2008

Kings Of Leon – Because Of The Times


Kings of Leon presterar sydstatsrock med hjärna. En ovanlig och fantastisk kombination.

Man måste gilla Caleb Folowill röst för att gilla K-o-L. Han sjunger manerat, men i mina öron känslosamt och rivigt. Ett par av rockvärldens allra coolaste stämband som hela tiden överraskar.

Caleb har tre bröder och en kusin med sig i bandet. De groovar loss hämningslöst i Leonland. Plattan är mörkare och lite krångligare än svinsköna ”Aha shake heartbrake” som kom för två år sedan. Men lika underbart bra.

Betyg: Sex av sju K7´s.
Drick till: Jack Daniels ur plommonstopet