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Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | INDIE

Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | INDIE
Band Folk Rock




"Boot transforming folk music conventions"

The musicians in Boot took the group's name in the late 90's when they were part of the dance group Virvla's stylish performances. Virvla is no longer available but the three musicians developed their music in the groups Groupa, Hedningarna, Den Fule and Swåp. Eventually, the band reunited with renewed focus and now the group consists of former members Ola Bäckström, Hållbus Tottenham Mattson and the new member Samuel Andersson...
- Lira Musikmagasin


Boot - Virvla (1999)
Boot - Soot (2009)



When three of Sweden´s leading folk musicians join together with traditional instruments and
rhythms, but combine this with a modern sound and a lot of attitude, you can be sure that the
result will be something extra special. Acoustic music, but with a heaviness that sometimes
approaches that of rock. Folk music, music that evolves in harmony with the times and the
players. Folk music for the twenty-first century. Boot is made up of Hållbus Totte Mattsson
(traditional lute, baroque lute), Ola Bäckström (fiddle, bouzouki) and Samuel Andersson
(percussion, string drum, octave fiddle), three experienced folk musicians who have the tradition
in their backbones but the possibilities for development and curiosity in their hands and brains.
Boot started out as back-up players for the dance group Virvla and was nominated for a Grammy
for a joint disc in the year 2000. Now it is time for a real comeback. Hållbus Totte Mattsson has a
background in groups such as Groupa and Hedningarna. Ola Bäckström is a fiddler at heart, a top
player of Dalecarlian tunes with several impressive solo records under his belt. He has also played
with Den Fule and Swåp. Samuel Andersson is one of the most exciting folk musicians of the
younger generation and plays in bands such as Hedningarna, Godrun and his own solo project
Looptok. Boot has a broad range of sound, from the ethereal and beautiful to the dark, pounding,
gnarled and surly polskas. Boot creates music that is definitely the trio´s very own.