Kristoffer Ragnstam
I was shocked off my ass when I learned that Kristoffer Ragnstam, a potential American poster-musician, was actually not American at all. The bastard's from Sweden! Apart from his name, nothing would ever give me that impression. Remember Brad's Scandinavian mix? Ragnstam would be completely out of place on that list. And I think that's why so many people are into him now. He's different, he's new, and he's not one to fit any predisposed molds. He's Kristoffer Ragnstam. Fuck where he came from, he can sound American if he wants to. His music is pounding piano, rock & roll guitar riffs, some tenor sax, jazzy, swinging beats... a real classic sound. His latest album, Sweet Bills, may be his American debut, but you wouldn't be able to tell from listening to it. As far as his sound goes, he's American born and bred, a musician after his father who was a musician after his father way down the line to an old man who, maybe, possibly, could've stepped off a boat from Sweden.

Upcoming Shows

Mar. 14
SXSW Austin, TX
Mar. 15 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar. 17 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar. 17 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar. 21 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Mar. 23 Bella Festa Wilmington, NC
Mar. 25 Hyperlink Richmond, VA
Mar. 29 The Manhattan Room Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 30 The Pussycat Lounge New York, NY
Apr. 1 IOTA Club & Cafe Arlington, VA
Apr. 2 Middle East Cafe Cambridge, MA
Apr. 3 The Khyber Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 4 Joe's Pub New York, NY
Apr. 5 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 8 Murphy's Memphis, TN
Apr. 10 The End Memphis, TN
Apr. 14 Rhino's Columbus, GA
Apr. 16 The Ole Mug Foley, AL

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Anonymous Kelly Sutton said...
I like this guy's style. I have no idea why, but his look (and not much of his sound) for some reason reminds me of Lady Sovereign.