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Old Lost John

Old Lost John is the musical project of Swedish songsmith Tomas Thunberg. Once a woodsman and a horse-keeper, he now lives in the city of Malmo, writing and recording his own music. The music can be described as dusky, haunting americana folk with an old-timey feeling. Sparse arrangements with mandolin, pump organ and squeeze-box supplying the vocals and guitars, lyrics about fear and desire, love and mistrust. The characters in his songs often struggle to come to terms with themselves and their emotional conflicts, all delivered in stark poetic images both vivid and bleak.

Being an unsigned artist, managing himself, Old Lost John has nevertheless gained exposure through several blogs, podcast and radio shows, as well as appearing on several compilation albums. Though based in Sweden, he regulary tours the UK, and has opened for artists such as Fairport Convention, Otis Gibbs and David Olney.