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NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!


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NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!


Commons

About our new album

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We approach the folk music that we play not only as a monument to the past, but as a living and breathing reflection of modern times steeped in its historical and cultural context, informing both this present and the uncertain future. We try to balance serving the folk traditions we draw from while expressing our understanding of the societal and environmental challenges we must face together.

 

By naming this album “Commons” we attempt to boil down that which is most important to us as friends, and as a band from different cultures; these “commons” being the natural and cultural resources that all members of a society can draw from, fostered and served in common, for and by all people.

 

Inspired by these cultural commons, we play both traditional music and write originals with themes that address the issues that are important to us today. Some songs are about personal and projected stories, telling the experience of moving into the unknown (Shades), that of confusion and commitment in love (Thin Ice); other songs are about the perpetual tragedy of people being forced to embark on perilous journeys leaving everything behind (Cherokee Trail), or about the disparity between “winners” and “losers” of our cruel economic systems which feed on the poor at the expense of empathy (Grow); songs that celebrate our conscious farmers (Farmer’s Anthem); and finally songs that simply pay our respect to the cultural commons of folk music.


**** Heerlijk eerlijk, puur en onversneden
— Peter de Rop, Het nieuwsblad
Cette musique vous fera trépider en profondeur
— Canard Folk
 
 

Up River Overseas 

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Is our debut album.   Recorded in a live band room in Umeå, Sweden by Nils Johansson in August 2015, and released in April 2016.  We released the Album with the help of many a good people over a crowdfunding campaign and with the crew at "Appel Rekords."

Or find us on iTunes or Spotify 

 
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Press


Press


Het Nieuwsblad - June 2019

Het Nieuwsblad - June 2019

Canard Folk - June 2019

Canard Folk - June 2019

Schrobenhausener Zeitung - 12/06/2019

Schrobenhausener Zeitung - 12/06/2019

Schrobenhausener Zeitung -  May 2018

Schrobenhausener Zeitung - May 2018

fRoots - July 2016

fRoots - July 2016

Posted on  May 31, 2017  By  Jos Van Der Lelie   "As always the audience voted for the band they loved best. Old Salt won the vote by a mile. The band pull their influences from down in New Orleans to the Appalachian Mountains up into the folk revival of the North Eastern States and jumping the pond to the many sounds from Old Europe."  -Bluegrasstoday.com   https://bluegrasstoday.com/ewob-celebrates-20-years-bows-high-note/

Posted on May 31, 2017 By Jos Van Der Lelie

"As always the audience voted for the band they loved best. Old Salt won the vote by a mile. The band pull their influences from down in New Orleans to the Appalachian Mountains up into the folk revival of the North Eastern States and jumping the pond to the many sounds from Old Europe."

-Bluegrasstoday.com

https://bluegrasstoday.com/ewob-celebrates-20-years-bows-high-note/

Canard Folk 2016

Canard Folk 2016

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Bluegrass, mixed with old European influences, that’s Old Salt, a mix of nationalities bringing their music with great pleasure and enthusiasm.

I wish they had warned me up front though. The first half of the gig they tested the medieval architectural endurance of the walls, and in the second half they took the roof clean off. The audience went wild, danced and sang along.

As a regular photographer at the Missy Sippy I could buy three CDs every week, which my budget does not allow, so I don’t. But here’s a band I couldn’t help buying the CD from. It’s awesome.
— Jeroen Roozendaal
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