Ola Kvernberg - violin/viola/mandolin
Stian Carstensen - accordion/banjo/lapsteel/mandolin
Ole Morten Vågan - double bass
Gammaldans, a genre in norwegian folk music, seems to have surprisingly many similarities with traditional american bluegrass music. The musical language of norwegian gammaldans is based on many of the same codes of harmonic and rythmic movements. Norwegian gammaldans has been, and still is (like its "cousin" bluegrass), music played in intimate settings with both listening and dancing audiences. But: why is there so little improvisation in norwegian folk music? Gammalgrass insist on finding out! ..and while they're at it, they'll throw in whatever comes to their mind. Stian is well known as norways most multi-talented musician, and has had great success with his award-winning band Farmers Market. Ola and Stian also occationally appears as a duo.
After more than 6 years of touring, Gammalgrass finally got around to record their first (!) album. It will be released on Division Records in april 2013.