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Artist: Traveling John
Album: Traveling John
2. IT BURNS
5. HULA HOOPS
6. CAVE CREEK
8. DON'T YOU DOUBT
9. SHED NO TEARS
10. TO SARAH (WHEREVER YOU ARE)
Words & Music by John Dunsö.
Produced & Arranged by John Dunsö except for Track 10: string
arrangement by Fredrik Gustafsson.
Recorded in Big Hug Studios & Tambourine Studios 2013-2018.
Mixed by John Dunsö, Jimmie Emmoth, Johan Harding & Lucas Jedahlius.
Mastered by Thomas Eberger, Stockholm Mastering.
Released by Big Hug Records, 2018
John Dunsö - Vocals, Guitars & Harmonica
Sofia Janninge - Percussion, Vocals & Violin
Jimmie Emmoth - Drums
Anne Marte Eggen - Bas
John Venkiah - Piano, Organ & Wurlitzer
Gustav Kronkvist - Electric Guitar & Mandolin
Fredrik Gustafsson - Trumpet
Nadia Hamouchi - Trumpet
Frieda Mossop - Violin
Johanna Hydén - Cello
Thea Lundbäck - Flute
Fam. Dunsö - Backup Vocals
In 2012, I chose to put everything aside to fulfill my life long dream of writing songs for an album. At this point in time I also had an urge to get away from Sweden and see something new. After a lot of thinking I chose to combine my two biggest desires. I wanted to write songs while traveling the world.
I bought a ticket to Los Angles, took my guitar and recording equipment in my backpack and set off on a journey through North and South America that ended up lasting for almost two years. I hitchhiked, worked on ecological farms and busked on the streets to live as cheap as possible. The experiences were fantastic but most important off all I wrote a lot of music.
Back home in Sweden I recorded the songs, and a group of friends and musicians added their instruments and magic to the album.