The band Juurakko combines roots music with powerful storytelling in Finnish blues with cheeky skiffle attitude. Juurakko’s black blues pulls the listener deep into swampland and invites listeners to dance on a boat deck. The group happily exceeds all imaginable genre boundaries and does not shy away from the most absurd stories.

  • Laura Kaartinen: vocals, percussion
  • Eija Kankaanranta: Finnish zither
  • Kaisa Saarikorpi: vocals, quitars, cigar box instruments, percussion
  • Anna Wiksten: vocals, percussion
  • Minsku Tammela: vocals, three-stringed Finnish bowed lyre mouth harp, percussion

Photo: Janne Mikkilä

at Kalottjazz & Blues festival