Dinner and Concert
October 1 @ 6:00 pm
ACROSS THE OCEAN
SONGS ABOUT THE SWEDISH IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA
SONGS BY JOHAN JOHANSSON
Johan is a songwriter and a folksinger from Uppsala, Sweden. The themes of his songs are mostly Swedish history and for a few years his focus has been on the Swedish emigration to America. Since 2017 he has been visiting Bishop Hill at Agdays (Jordbruksdagarna) and been singing his songs as a part of the yearly celebration of the colony. In Sweden he is a member of a band called StegVis. 2018 they released a record “Över Atlanten” with songs about the swedes following Erik Jansson to Bishop Hill in 19th century. The songs are based on letters and stories sent from Bishop Hill home to Sweden. Johan’s music can be categorized as the Swedish singer song writing tradition called “visa” where the storytelling and lyrics are in focus. With his voice and guitar, he will tell us about the Swedes and Bishop Hill. Dinner will be served and tickets are $10. Prepaid tickets are required and no refunds available for cancellations within 5 days of event.