Open Thread

Winter Evening over Cook Inlet • photo courtesy Chuck Heath Jr.



If you’re not familiar with Klara and Johanna Söderberg, allow me to introduce them to you.

These Swedish sisters are more familiarly know as ‘First Aid Kit’, and have been recording some of the most rewarding musical harmonies for quite a number of years now.

I’ve two performances to share with you today, both honoring Laureates of the ‘Polar Prize’, a prestigious annual Nordic award that recognizes individuals, groups and institutions for exceptional musical achievement from a wide spectrum of accomplishment.

Put on your best headphones folks, you are in for a real treat!

This first video showcases Klara and Johanna paying homage to singer/songwriter Paul Simon at the 2012 Polar Prize ceremony, with their rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, ‘America’.

As Governor Palin might say, this pair are the ‘rill dill’


In 2015, ‘First Aid Kit’ once again found the opportunity to serenade a Polar Prize recipient. Emmylou Harris, with a live performance of their original composition, ‘Emmylou’.


Hope you enjoyed discovering ‘First Aid Kid’.  








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