Clas & Malin
Acoustic blues. Stripped back, untamed and expressive.
Music from the 1950s up to the present day, with classics by Koko Taylor, Ray Charles and Albert King as well as original material. Clas & Malin take you on a journey through the history of the blues!
Clas Yngström – A world artist who, with his heavy blues-rock and Hendrix interpretations has toured for over 30 years with Sky High. The Blues Hall of Fame in USA has named Clas “Legendary Blues Artist”. In this collaboration Clas returns to his musical roots in a new way.
Clas & Malin met when Clas was Malin’s teacher at the arts and music secondary school in Falun. They have played together ever since, and have toured all over Sweden as well as in USA.
“Clas Yngström was born with, if not a silver spoon, then at least a strat in his mouth. … And the fact is that I am completely floored… It is pure blues spirituals from the American South and the reference point is “O brother where art thou” … Yngström shows what a phenomenal guitarist he is in songs that range from really early blues to contemporary tradition bearers such as Eric Bibb. …Foxdal sings with glowing intensity and feeling, has a register of unlimited octaves and weaves in Swedish herding calls in a natural way in some songs. Their obvious unconditional love for this music sweeps me along too… Beautiful.”
Erik Süss, Arbetarbladet
“A whole lot of red blues love. Just hearing him tune his twelve-string guitar is a pure joy and when they get going nothing can stop them. Clas and Malin know their thing, aside from musical gifts from the soul they also show dramatic talents.”
Åsa Johansson, Falu Kuriren
“Wow, what groove… This is live at its best!”
Ulf Lundén - Dalademokraten
“A magical Foxdal and nice guitar playing by Yngström. Here, the two mix together blues history and their own material in a nice brew.”
Ulf Johansson - Lira
“Malin Foxdal really has a bluesy voice, which with its slight Nordic tone makes the blue even bluer. And Clas’ guitar playing on the twelve-string. Absolutely brilliant.”
Magnus Börjesson – Nerikes Allehanda
“Now and again one can become envious. I would have liked to be present when that album was recorded in Nässjö Kulturhus. There seems to have been such good chemistry there, between Malin & Clas, and with the audience.”
Björn Stenberg- UNT