CELEBRATED FOLK MUSICIAN FROM FINLAND AND NEW FINNISH-AMERICAN BAND TO PERFORM IN DAVENPORT Print
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Written by Jonathan Rundman   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:11
Minneapolis, MN – World-renown Finnish composer and master fiddler Arto Järvelä will tour the Midwest USA this March in support of his new solo album Arto Järvelä plays Fiddle, Volume 2.
Joining Järvelä on tour will be the new Finnish-American acoustic folk band Kaivama. The Minneapolis-based duo of fiddler Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman released their self-titled debut CD in June of 2011 and have spent the past year on tour from coast to coast.
The artists will play individual sets, as well as collaborating together during the performances.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10th, doors 7:30PM, music 8PM
all ages, $10 at the River Music Experience: Performance Hall, 129 N. Main Street, Davenport IA 52801
Phone: 563-326-1333
About Arto Järvelä:
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Arto Järvelä is one of Finland's most accomplished folk musicians and a third generation fiddler in the Kaustinen tradition. He has represented Finnish music and culture in more than 30 countries and returns to the United States after previous tours with the legendary Finnish fiddle band JPP, as well as a solo 2009 artist-in-residence position at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
About Kaivama:
Finnish-American musicians Sara Pajunen and Jonathan Rundman have teamed up to form a new folk music duo called KAIVAMA. The name KAIVAMA stems from the Finnish word “kaivaa:” to delve or dig. Pajunen’s unique prowess on the fiddle and Rundman’s versatility on guitar, harmonium, piano, and banjo allow KAIVAMA to explore a surprising variety of sonic textures. Audiences from performance halls to folk festivals to rock clubs are captivated by this duo’s instrumental skill and fresh approach in creating music that is alternately joyous, primitive, experimental, haunting, and time-honored.