Location: Village Wines
Date: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 @ 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Joachim Nordensson is a crossover guitar artist and balladeer whose eclectic style meshes upbeat and mellow rock with a serving of jazzy folk. His guitar work mixes straight finger picking with strumming that reveals the influence of artists like Chet Atkins, John Mayer and even Django Reinhardt. Joachim's singing style, reminiscent of Jack Johnson or Dave Mathews is immensely personal and intimate, as if he knows the listener and is singing precisely for you. Joachim has been writing and performing his music in the Pacific
Northwest for the past three years. He got his start as a performer by playing guitar late into the night for friends gathered around summer evening bonfires. They not only enjoyed his light-hearted personal style, but recognized that he had something meaningful to say with his lyrics as well. Their enjoyment led to further requests to play, and soon he was on his way as a performer. At twenty-two Joachim may seem a musical youngster, but don't be fooled. Since childhood he studied the guitar and mastered
Chet Atkins' picking style as taught by his father, a skilled musician in his own right, who toured Sweden and Norway with his Swedish dance band a generation ago. Joachim's grandfather was a well-known Swedish banjo player, and his great grandfather was a respected violin composer in Sweden. Together the family represents over a century of contemporary music with Joachim as its present light and bright future.
Joachim has shared the stage with -
-Huey Lewis and The News
Triple Door w/ Kristin Hersh
Triple Door Musiquarium
Hard Rock Cafe
Chateau Ste. Michelle w/ Huey Lewis and The News
-1st Place Best Group/Duo 7th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA)
-Nominated for Best male Artist of the 8th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA)
-Semi Finalist International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
- "This man can really sing! Impressive, very entertaining and completely exceptional both vocally and on the guitar. Joachim Nordensson performs at a high level of professionalism but is also very interactive with the crowd. Highly requested by our customers. Everyone loves his originality and passion on and off the stage....he is a very talented musical artist."