Audio by genre alternative_folk

JP Marat and Big Barking Dog present Alternative Folk by First Aid Kit

When I started producing content for radio 5-6 years ago, my first show included a song by First Aid Kit. They are a remarkable Swedish Alternative folk duo that includes sisters Klara Söderberg (on vocals/guitar) and Johanna Söderberg (on vocals, bass, keyboards and autoharp). I’m long overdue to produce a show that highlights their impressive body of work. Today I present songs from several First Aid Kit albums including: The Lion’s Roar, Stay Gold, Drunken Trees and Ruins. While the band is Swedish their sound contains elements of pure Americana. Klara and Johanna have long favored many classic American musicians including: Billie Holiday, Emmy Lou Harris and The Carter Family. The Carter family was the "first family" of American Country music from the 1930’s thru the 1960’s . . . with June Carter Cash (who wrote and performed "Ring of Fire" with her husband Johnny Cash) as one of their most prominent members.

29:37 minutes (54.25 MB)