BACK ROOM PRAYER LIVE 2005 OUT TODAY!  

Friends and fans out there! 

The new live album Back Room Prayer is up on the streaming playforms today, recorded in 2005 in the small back room of Betlehemskyrkan (Church of Bethlehem) in Malmö. This is a rare glimpse into some early material that should be unfamiliar to most fans, at a point where I did a fair amount of strumming as well as finger picking. Bearing in mind this was recorded onto analog cassette tape, I think it sounds pretty good. On this particular occasion I was joined by Eddie Didriksson on second guitar, harmonica and backing vocals. 

Hope you'll enjoy it! Take care and stay safe, cheers!

Back Room Prayer 2005 live album out November 20! 

There is a new live album in the pipeline, recorded way back in 2005 in the small back room of Betlehemskyrkan (Church of Bethlehem) in Malmö. This is a rare glimpse into some early material that should be unfamiliar to most fans, at a point where I did a fair amount of strumming as well as finger picking. Bearing in mind this was recorded onto analog cassette tape, I think it sounds pretty good. On this particular occasion I was joined by Eddie Didriksson on second guitar, harmonica and backing vocals. Track list: 1) Blood, 2) Fire in My Chest, 3) Stardust and Mould, 4) More Than I Need, 5) Before You Know, 6) The Ghost of Calder Mountain, 7) Breath upon the Breeze, 8) The Valley Below, 9) As We Do in Dreams, 10) I Get Along. Release date 20th of November.

New album "Live in the Gallery"! 

A live album is the real thing, no second takes or overdubs. "Live in the Gallery" was recorded in December 2018 at the intimate Galleri Tikotin venue in Malmö, Sweden and is now available for download. The files are in 16 bits WAV format, full CD quality, and perfect for those of you who still like to burn your own CD or simply prefer higher resolution than offered by the streaming services. Obviously this also means larger files, so I recommend you download to your computer rather than to your smartphone.

Best of all - you decide what you want to pay! These are hard times for many of us and if you're cash-strapped you can just grab it for free, that's totally OK. However, if you like to support me and help keep the website up and running, I'd be grateful for even the smallest amount.

If you prefer streaming, you will have to wait a few more days until the album is up on the usual platforms. If you're a Spotify user, I suggest you make sure you 'follow' Old Lost John so you automatically get notified when the album is up.

Take care, stay safe and move about responsibly! And enjoy the album! 

Stockamöllan Blues 'n' Roots Festival 

Festival gig coming up Saturday 15 June, Stockamöllan in the South of Sweden. Three acts, Old Lost John opening the night. Read more on the gigs page.

Hope to see you there if you're in that neck of the woods, chheers! /Tomas

Seers and Weathermen 

 

Howdy folks,

The new Old Lost John album "Seers and Weathermen" is available today on your favourite streaming and download platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and whatnot. These ten songs were written over the past few years and mostly recorded from October last year onwards. Some of them were recorded in my small flat in Malmo and some in my parents old house in the dark woods of Smaland where I grew up. All performed, mixed and mastered by yours truly to the best of my abilities, I hope it all will sound as fine through your speakers or headphones as it does through mine.

Hope you will like what you hear, cheers!

Tomas / Old Lost John

 

 

Made of Mud 

Howdy folks,
This is the first time I've made the brave decision to release a single. It was recorded in a big old house in the middle of the woods, vocals and guitar simultaneously into a small all-in-one recording unit. Intermittent harmonica and slide mandolin were added later back in town, and everything was mixed and mastered by yours truly to the best of my abilities. The song is about the state of the world in general and climate change in particular - any comments and further inquiries about the mythically tinted lyrics are much welcome. Now this is probably not anyone's recipe for a viral smash hit, but if you like the song and think there might be friends in your network who might like it too I'd be extremely grateful if you share it on social media and add it to your public playlists. Peace and love to all of you!

 

Pickin' the blues. 

Last week I was in a big house in the woods and recorded a number of songs. Here is a bluesy one.