HOVEN DROVEN -20 years of folkrocking the world!
For 20 years, and six albums, the Swedish folkrock combo HOVEN DROVEN
has roamed the worlds stages with their unique brand of swedish
folk music, combined with the most infectious rocking grooves. Earning
a Swedish Grammy nomination for their 2006 live album "Jumping
at The Cedar", recorded in Minneapolis U.S.A, the band is now
set to celebrate their 20 year anniversary with a brand new album.
"Hoven Droven combines the melodic sense of folk music with
the intensity and attitude of a heavy metal band. Since coming together
in the small town of Ostersund, the band has continued to roar with
unleashed potency. According to FolkRoots, the musical approach
of Hoven Droven is reminiscent of "...ringing strings, power
pop, E2 brass and one bell-for-leather tune with acid guitar feedback."
Hoven Droven took their name from a provincial slang term meaning
"hullabaloo" or "whatever." Several members
also perform with Swedish rock, punk and heavy metal groups. The
folk-meets-metal sound of Hoven Droven reflects the musicians' diverse
backgrounds. While Eriksson favors traditional folk music, bass
player Pedro Blom (b. 1967) is a fan of Motorhead and AC/DC. Saxophonist
Jens Comen (b. 1968) has played rock, pop, be-bop and big band jazz.
Guitarist Bo Lindberg (b. 1960) is an influential music teacher
and formerly worked with the rock band Myrbein." - Craig Harris