Today, we celebrate Midsummer in Sweden and we at Tune Of The Day wish a stunning day.
Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 21 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. Midsummer is especially important in the cultures of Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltics where it is the most celebrated holiday apart from Christmas and New Year's Eve
Siena Root is a group and an experimental project with its roots in analogue old school rock music. The foundation is a trio from Stockholm that's been around since the late ‘90s. The sound is classic but yet original, founded on heavy organ, strat leads, bass riffing and big drums. It is also often enriched with bluesy soulful vocals, indian classical instruments and psychedelic vibes.
Siena Root is well known for its unique spectra of appearances, its many great guest artists, and its different interpretations of rock music. It's a constant transforming group, ranging from acoustic sitar to distorted hurdy gurdy. Yet, with a foundation in a traditional rock trio, and a sound rooted in late 60s analogue music. Don't expect to experience the same Siena Root show twice.
In the sense that blues is blue, hard rock is black, and reggae is pan African coloured, this music has the colour of siena. It is a warm colour, originally from the muddy roots of the earth. Because this sound has roots that go deep, it was also natural to let root be a part of the bands name.
Five full length albums, one DVD and one 7” single have been released so far, each one marking the development and refinement of the bands diverse style. Through touring the music has developed in such a way, that jamming and improvising has become an essential element, always keeping you on the edge of your seat. A Siena Root concert is dramatic and exciting, visually, as well as emotionally. It's a dynamic rootrock experience.
Through the years, all these fine musicians have performed with the band, on stage or in the studio:
Anna Myrsten - Vocals
Anna Sandberg – Wind instruments
Anurag Choudhari - Bansuri
Chrissi Jost - Vocals
Cecilia Ringkvist - Vocals
Erik "Erkan" Lundin - Flute & Guitar
Erik Pettersson - Organ
Janet Jones Simmonds - Vocals
Jonas Myrenberg -Mandolin
Jonas "Joe Nash" Åhlen - Vocals
Krister "Lappen" Karlsson - Harmonica
Martin Budiskovschi - Monocord
Martin Linder - Guitar
Martin Stensson -Violin
Maxi Dread - Guitar & Vocals
Mikaela Samuelsson - Vocals
Oskar Lundström - Vocals & Organ
Sanya - Vocals
Sartez Faraj - Vocals & Guitar
Stian Grimstad - Sitar
Tia Marklund - Vocals & Guitar
Tängman - Hurdy Gurdy
Todays tune "The Summer Is Old" is taken from "Far From The Sun" album, released 2008
More info @
Official Siena Root Web
Listen to ”Siena Root - The Summer Is Old" on Spotify here!