Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sanity Sunday- First Aid Kit

by Nomad

Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg from  Stockholm, Sweden perform under the name First Aid Kit. They first came to the world's attention back in 2008 when they posted a YouTube video cover of the Fleet Foxes's song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song." (In fact,  the pair were already well-known in their home country.)

The duo released their first album, The Big Black and the Blue on 1 February 2010 and their second, The Lion's Roar two years later. If you would like to know more about the group, here's a link to their Wikipedia page.

First up, one of their own compositions, Emmylou. (In honor of one of their heroes, Emmylou Harris.)

Even though they both write and compose their own (very fine) country-folk songs, I thought I would feature three cover songs they have produced.

Next, the Söderberg sisters offer their rendition of  Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee."

In the next video, First Aid Kit performs the song "America" to the writer of the song, Paul Simon at the Polar Music Prize ceremony 2012.

Here, for your Sunday listening pleasure, is their 2012 album, The Lion's Roar.

Have a great Sunday, folks.