JOHANNA-ADELE JÜSSI TRIO:
TUNES FROM THE LYNX VALLEY
Johanna-Adele Jüssi – fiddle, viola, vocals
Bendik Lund Haanshus – guitars, guitar synth
Christo Stangness – double bass
Johanna-Adele Jüssi, originally from Estonia, has lived and studied in Germany, Shetland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway – the latter of which has been her home for the last 9 years. Along the way she has been inspired by the places she has travelled to and the people she has met. Different traditions and various musical idioms have become part of her as a musician and given shape to the way she expresses herself. Her expression is both elegant and raw, it tells a story and weaves a spell. Together with her trio she plays old and new tunes from the Lynx Valley - a utopian place found in a dream.
"Once, in a dream, a friend told me about her fantastic home area, Lynx Valley. I immediately fell in love with the place and felt a strong sense of belonging. I had suddenly found the place where I wanted to live, where my musical wanderings could rest and develop further. When I woke up, I couldn't remember what the valley looked like or where it was, but I remained completely infatuated with it."