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Both Joakim’s father and grandfather are avid music
lovers. From an early age on, grandfather Kjell
and his record collection were always present with him
listening to Americana like Hank Williams,
Carter Family, Dolly Parton or Johnny Cash. Experiencing
his grandfather singing and playing along
on the accordion or electric organ, looking like he was
somewhere else, laid the foundation for the
love of music that has been a major driver in Joakim’s
life ever since.
Growing up with a somewhat dysfunctional family in a
small town in southern Sweden, music has
always been a tool for him to put things into perspective,
both in good and negative ways.
Listening to storytellers like Townes Van Zandt, Neil
Young, Jackson Browne, Christian Kjellvander,
Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash, Cornelis Vreeswijk,
J (...) Mehr anzeigenoakim Thåström and Norah Jones among others
certainly influenced the sound of Joakim’s first upcoming
With over 120 gigs played so far, mostly as a drummer
but also as a singer, guitar and bass player,
the music he created over the past two years living in
Berlin is the outcome of his first solo project.
Some lyrics are made‐up stories, for others Joakim
found direct inspiration in his own life. How to
move on from hard times, get up again and survive.
How sadness and sorrow make life beautiful.
How it is essential to learn to appreciate and not take
life for granted. And lastly, not wait until it is too late. Weniger anzeigen
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