Berntson Band 2008 Tour
Performances at the National Folk Festival in Butte, Montana and the Nisswa Stämman Festival in Nisswa, Minnesota
The Berntson Band hit the road this summer playing festivals in Montana and Minnesota. Audiences were both charmed and dazzled by the Berntsons' unique blend of earthy and unearthly Scandinavian-American music. At each performance many were seen dancing away in the aisles while others chose to dreamily nod their heads under the trees. Eleanore Berntson Lundeberg at age 83 was a hit amongst audience members who marveled at her old timey vim and vigor on stage as she pedaled her way thru song after song on the pump organ. Virtuoso musicians Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley showed festival goers why they are regarded as two of the finest Scandinavian fiddlers in America, playing with tremendous drive and elegant whimsey. Guitarist Karl Fredrik Berntson Lundeberg was joined by good friend Charlie Pilzer on bass and together the rhythm section lit a solid fire for the Berntsons to groove on. From large indoor and outdoor venues, to a memorable concert in a small log barn, the Berntsons will get you to kick up your heels and feel good again.
Upcoming performances include Washington DC, the Great Lakes Folk Festival, and other dates. Stay tuned, the word is out....the Berntsons have hit the road.