Nils Økland Band
Nils Økland is interested in the journeys and dialogues of music across time and space, a music without national and traditional borders. At the same time, he is also very inspired by local music from many places and often prefers old fiddlers and singers who have a unique personal playing style. The first concert with Nils Økland Band took place in 2014, and since then, they have released the Norweigan Grammy nominated “Kjølvatn” on ECM and “Lysning” on Hubro, which won the award. It has been seven years since their last release. The band has been working on the album for a long time, resulting in a genre-defying, cohesive work inspired by influences from around the world.