Monday, June 22

Enviken and the Dream of the Fifties

Yesterday my local newspaper ran a great story about rockabilly in Enviken. Rockabilly was huge in this small town in northern Sweden in the 1980s.
The scene is not as big as it used to be, but the dream of the 1950's is still alive in 2009.

Enviken, population 600, is home to a 1950's cafe and two rockabilly record labels, Enviken Records and Vintjärn Records.

Photo by Åsa Sjöström, taken from sydsvenskan.se

Little Andrew and the Rhythm Boys
, a band whose members are between 15 and 18 years old, may be the last band to emerge from Sweden's capital of rockabilly.

Little Andrew and the Rhythm Boys.
Photo by Åsa Sjöström, taken from sydsvenskan.se

The article can be found here. There is also a slideshow with more great photos by Åsa Sjöström. The audio is part of the interview with Little Andrew and the Rhythm Boys and some music from the band. Click here to see the slideshow.

You can check out Little Andrew and the Rhythm Boys on their myspace page.

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