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Credit: Dennis Dirksen


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22.4.2017

Stade - Hanse Song Festival

23.4.2017

Amsterdam - Paradiso

24.4.2017

Hannover - TAK

26.4.2017

Brandenburg an der Havel - Fontane Club

27.4.2017

Gera - Songtage Gera

(Trinitatiskirche Gera)

28.4.2017

Luxembourg - Crossfire

29.4.2017

Grevenbroich - Café Kultus

30.4.2017

Trier - Brunnenhof Café & Bar

01.5.2017

Wiesbaden - WAKKER

02.5.2017

Winterthur - HörBar@Bloom

03.5.2017

Baden - Kulturcafé

04.5.2017

Luzern - Jazzkantine

05.5.2017

Salzburg - Plan B

06.5.2017

Linz - Stadtwerkstatt

(w/ Moonlight Breakfast)

07.5.2017

Villach - Kulturhofkeller

08.5.2017

Wien - Clash

09.5.2017

Koetzing - Bahnhof

10.5.2017

Giessen - Ulenspiegel

11.5.2017

Schwäbisch Hall - Anlagencafé Festival 2017

12.5.2017

Übersee - Freiraum Übersee

13.5.2017

Erlangen - E-Werk

(Unter einem Dach Festival)

14.5.2017

Pforzheim - Horch!

15.5.2017

Frankfurt - Ponyhof

16.5.2017

Köln - Stereo Wonderland

17.5.2017

Lüneburg - Samowar Tea and Records

18.5.2017

Essen - Zeche Carl


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Christian Kjellvander

Booker: Marcel Gein

"The Pitcher" (release: November 1st, 2013)

 

Christian Kjellvander is one of the few who just keeps doing it, without compromise, without looking back and with only albums as the incentive. "The Pitcher" is his fifth solo record since the 2002 debut "Songs from a two-room chapel". Recorded in an old church on the Swedish countryside this massive piece of work is perhaps his most elegant and well-crafted album to date.

I see Christian driving his Subaru Forrester across the back roads of Sweden. The road is as straight and as minimalistic as can be. To the left an ancient forest. To the right a canyon. Between the lines - eloquence.

In the back seat is the cornerstone of his new album. A guitar with associations to Leonard Cohen, an amplifier that once belonged to Neil Young and a voice as deep as the honesty it spells. We often glorify, romanticize, mystify the laborious, but we tend to forget that they are among us now.

In an old church on the Swedish countryside - that is both home to Christian's family and his work - with help from friends, family and players from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - The Pitcher has evolved. Carved from words, notes and memories, starting with the opening chord progression of "The Mariner" - the sweet documentary ballad of cutting your past away for the sake of another's future -, via the midlife interruptions of "The Zenith Sunset" towards the truthful hymn "The Bloodline" the clarity is mesmerizing.

 

After the reawakening of Loosegoats and 3 years since the release of "The rough and Rynge", from the reality of a man who since then has lost a brother and gained a son we give you "The Pitcher".

Long-time friend and associate Craig Schumacher (Wavelab Studio) engineered the recording during 10 days in early june 2013.

It was mixed by Craig at Wavelab and mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering.