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Text and lyrics by Erling Fredrikson

Daniel August Keskitalo

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Lyrics&Music: Erling Fredrikson

Daniel August Keskitalo was born in the village of Muodoslompolo in 1867. At the age of 23 he travelled on a home-made raft down the entire River Torne to Haparanda, then continued to America, where he became a cowboy. After 8 years, he had to return home, where his father lay on his deathbed. Someone was needed to take over the property.

In the original story of Daniel’s life there are numerous exciting details which inspired me to write this song. However, my lyrics do not focus on these details, but on the issue of how much we really decide over our lives.

As one of five partners in the Interreg project Our Stories along the Northern Lights Route, the group JORD has been behind this music production.

Participating musicians
Erling Fredriksson double bass, vocals
Jan Johansson accordion, vocals
Johanna Lindgren vocals
Susanne Rantatalo vocals
Rebecka Digervall vocals
Kristin Mellem violin, vocals
Isidor Abdelkader drums
Jonas Palo guitar
Recording technician, music producer, programmer: Tomas Bäcklund Thuneström
Mixing and mastering: Nils Johansson, Ballerina Audio
Recorded in the BD Pop studio in Luleå, Sweden in January 2018

www.jordmusic.com

Daniel August Keskitalo föddes i byn Muodoslompolo 1867. Som 23 åring färdades han nedför Torneälven på en egenbygd flotte ända till Haparanda och sedan vidare till Amerika där han blev cowboy. Efter 8 år blev han tvungen att återvända hem då hans far låg för döden och någon behövde ta över hemgården.

I ursprungsberättelsen om Daniels liv finns en mängd spännande detaljer som inspirerat mig till att skriva denna sång. Mitt fokus i texten blev dock inte detaljerna utan mer frågeställningen om hur mycket vi själva egentligen styr över våra liv.

Gruppen JORD har som en av fem parter i Interreg Nord projektet Our Stories along the Northern Lights Route stått bakom denna musikproduktion.

www.jordmusic.com

Medverkande musiker
Erling Fredriksson double bass, vocals
Jan Johansson accordion, vocals
Johanna Lindgren vocals
Susanne Rantatalo vocals
Rebecka Digervall vocals
Kristin Mellem violin, vocals
Isidor Abdelkader drums
Jonas Palo guitar
Recording technician, music producer, programmer: Tomas Bäcklund Thuneström
Mixing and mastering: Nils Johansson, Ballerina Audio
Recorded in the BD Pop studio in Luleå, Sweden in January 2018


Country of origin: Sweden

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