We met First Aid Kit from Sweden before they played their gig at Haldern Pop Festival. They already toured with Jack White and Conor Oberst who was joined on stage by the two sisters that day.
The trio Fink from England released their fifth studio album this year. We’ve met two of the guys at Haldern Pop Festival and took them to the next cornfield, where they performed two songs for us. This one is called “Looking Too Closely”.
Ian Fisher was raised on a farm in Missouri where he started to write songs make music at a very early age. He is currently based in Berlin and played the Haldern Pop Festival as one of Honig’s special guests. This is a new song called “Thinkin’ About It”, that Ian performed next to a huge cornfield.
East Cameron Folkcore from Austin, Texas, is usually a band consisting of eleven people on stage. For the acoustic set it’s only been six, but that was enough to make sure the band is louder than the heavy rain falling on the roof. The folk-punk band just released their album “The Sun Also Rises”. This is a song from the album “For Sale”, released in 2013, called “Ophelia”.
Conor Oberst is back with a new solo record “Upside Down Mountain”, but at Haldern Pop Festival he performed a very special version of the old Bright Eyes song “Lua” with his friends First Aid Kit and Taylor from Dawes. In 2008, he’s been named the best songwriter of the year by Rolling Stone Magazine. He also helped building a huge folk music scene in his hometown Omaha, Nebraska and has been a favourite of us for a long time.
Haldern Pop is Stefan Honigs favourite festival. This year, he had the pleasure of playing the main stage and he invited some very special guests to play with him. The next day, we took the band to a cornfield some minutes away from the festival to record a new song called “Dear Liar” from his album “It’s not a hummingbird, it’s your father’s ghost” that is out on Friday, August 22nd.
Ewert and the two Dragons is an indie folk-rock band from Estonia. The four-piece will release their third album this year. Their influences reach from Jeff Buckley to Radiohead but they create their very own sound. This is a new song called “Pictures”.
Alana Henderson is currently on the road playing the cello with irish newcomer Hozier. She writes songs, too, and performed two of her own songs in the woods at Haldern Pop Festival. She released her debut EP in 2013. This song is called “Wax & Wane”.
We did a session with Canadian folk singer-songwriter Jeff Beadle in front of a field with a very special crowd that obviously seemed to like what they have heard. Just like the people at Haldern Pop Festival who where able to see him twice this weekend. Jeff, who has been cleaning and servicing the swimming pools of the elite in downtown Toronto in the past few years just released his LP “The Huntings End”.