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Buford Pope

Buford Pope, (a.k.a. Mikael Liljeborg) was born in 1971 on Gotland, a Swedish limestone island in the Baltic Sea. With a small population and isolated from mainland of Sweden, the world of music soon became an inspiring and mind-opening resort for him. As for many musicians and artists before him, discovering Bob Dylan was a milestone. "I was 15 years old and was totally blown away by his attitude, he sang like no one else I’ve heard before". Through Mr Zimmerman he soon learned to love the songs of other related storytellers – like Neil Young, Tom Petty, Jackson Brown, Robert Johnson and Bruce Springsteen – but he was still unaware what all these experiences would mean to him one day. Buford Pope is truly an exceptional talent in his fi...

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Torsson

With extremely prosaic lyrics and lacking instrumental skills, Torsson rose to fame something of a novelty band in the early '80s. It is unclear how serious the band's intentions were initially, but as they sang songs about an uneventful picnic or an agricultural fair, they were verging on poetry -- of course their own unique and intentionally dull poetry. In the early '80s Torsson's amateurish attitude towards music and their overly gentle melodies put them in a position were they could be seen both as strange hometown relatives to punk rock, and as its opposite. They kept their popularity throughout the century, but in the '90s, they were much less active, and while not disbanding, Torsson gave many signs of dying.

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