Old Salt is an Americana band based in Europe performing original and traditional music since 2013. The international members have individually influenced Old Salt with their heritage sounds from the USA, Belgium, Sweden and Scotland. Ever since, they’ve run a remarkable course with gigs in Belgium at Dranouter Festival and at the Gentse Feesten, in Sweden at Urkult Festival and in USA in Guthrie Center in Great Barrington MA, just to name a few…
Old Salt pulls its influences from the streets of New Orleans up through Appalachia to the folk revival of the North Eastern States and jumps the pond to the many sounds from Old Europe where the band currently resides. They successfully mix the session with stage and street to bring a folk sound with grit, dynamic, spontaneity and tight arrangements. Their first album, ‘Up River Overseas’, was recorded in the north of Sweden and combines original songs by Dan Wall as well as traditional tunes arranged by the band.
“Bluegrass mixed with old European influences, that’s Old Salt, a mix of nationalities bringing their music with great pleasure and enthusiasm.” Jeroen Roozendaal
Old Salt performs as a core four member band featuring :
Dan Wall: Lead vocals – banjo – violin – blues harp
Lotte Remmen: violin – vocals
Lara Rosseel: double bass – vocals
Johannes Wannyn: guitar – vocals
The other original members of the band who can jump in as guests from farther away (if financially feasible) are :
Anton Teljebäck (Sweden): 5-string viola
Dave Barfoot (Scotland): bodhran and percussion
Toby Kuhn (France): 5-string cello
The band met back in the summer of 2013 when Dan Wall, a then carpenter and street musician from New York, found his way to a world music conference in the Istria region in Slovenia. During this two week period he met and collaborated with many talented and inspiring musicians from around the globe some of whom backed up on his first festival show. These musicians are now fast friends and continue to play with Old Salt today.
Not long after their adventures in Slovenia, they were able to rendezvous in February 2014 when invited to a music festival in Umeå, Sweden. This road wound down to Ghent-Belgium where the band is based today and between street performing, numerous festival stages and folk venues the momentum has naturally grown to bring them to the fore as a band that pushes the limits of folk music.
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