This is not something I'd typically do, but I've been conversing with a guy from Sweden and after hearing his music decided to post some information about him. He sends me an MP3 this morning and a picture of his instrument. What a striking original tune he's written. I think it's a brilliant piece and he has a real touch. I immediately posted it on the MP3 page and signed him up for a message board account. Picture of his instrument below and his comments. Hope he joins in. This piece is mesmerizing. Can't stop listening to it.
Here's the stuff I wanna share. A tune, a picture and personal info. Magnus Zetterlund, 24 year old guy from Sweden. Nowadays studing at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, at the folkmusic department. Actually as the first mandolinist ever. Mostly into Swedish traditional fiddletunes but also all kinds of different mandolin music. Inspired but great americans, for example Chris Thile and Mike Marshall. The tune is an own solo composition in traditional style, called the Waltz of the Dreams. Plays a 5-course flattop mandolin with extended basses. See picture for a better view of this custom built Swedish instrument.