ARTS Pick: Vasen

Vasen plays Saturday, September 23, at C’ville Coffee. Publicity photo Vasen plays Saturday, September 23, at C’ville Coffee. Publicity photo

Three become one in the Swedish folk band Väsen, an acoustic trio now in its 27th year of touring. The veteran group, made up of Roger Tallroth on 12-string guitar, violist Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson, a prominent nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) player, is deeply rooted in the aged traditions of the Swedish countryside. Through energetic arrangements, Väsen weaves inspired improvisations and modern innovation into a musical tapestry of both old and new.

Saturday, September 23. $22-24, 7pm. C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. 817-2633.

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