Biografia

"Richard Lindgren's songs touch my heart deeply, he is a kindred spirit to me. The sorrow, the longing, the anger, the humor, the always reaching for something more, he expresses all these feelings so beautifully in his album A Man You Can Hate. What a stunning collection of songs, of human emotion, of glimpses into the unsettled soul of an artist. He has given us an honest gift, the best gift any artist can give. He has given us himself"
Mary Gauthier.
 
“Sono nato nel sud della Svezia mi sembra molto, molto tempo fa. Soprattutto sono nato con un’anima antica. Mentre tutti i miei amici ascoltavano l’heavy metal io ero attratto da Bob Dylan e Johnny Cash e la cosa era abbastanza strana dove sono cresciuto. Ho iniziato a suonare la chitarra e il pianoforte da autodidatta ascoltando le canzoni sui dischi e cercando da solo gli accordi.

Ho suonato in un paio di band ma ho sempre sentito di essere un cantautore solista. Ho iniziato nei piccoli club e intorno ai 16 anni sono arrivate le mie prime canzoni. Se qualcuno mi chiedesse di cosa parlano le mie canzoni risponderei una riflessione sulle variazioni dei desideri dell’uomo, l’alienazione, il dolore e la felicità sperando però che l’ascoltatore possa ritrovare in esse anche il mio senso dell’umorismo. In questi giorni ascolto molto blues, Mississippi John Hurt e Lightin’ Hopkins, e country, Hank Williams e il grandissimo Townes Van Zandt. Dylan, naturalmente, non mi ha mai abbandonato. 

Ho passato quasi tutta la mia vita on the road, suonando da solo o accompagnato da una band e altre volte a supporto di artisti come Ryan Adams, Mary Gauthier, Dr John e John HIatt. Mi sono divertito molto con Mary.

Ho appena pubblicato un nuovo disco dal titolo Driftwood-the 309 sessions. La città di Onebro in Svezia mi ha dato un premio e la possibilità di stare in un hotel per due settimane a scrivere canzoni e a registrarle. Driftwood è il risultato di questa permanenza.

Sono molto eccitato all’idea di venire a suonare per voi. Ho suonato in molti posti ma mai in Italia. Venite ad ascoltarmi, preparerò un bello spettacolo apposta per voi.”

Richard Lindgren

 

Discografia

Richard Lindgren 1996


Postcard From Elsewhere 2003


Salvation Hardcore 2006


A Man You Can Hate (double CD) 2008 (rootsy)


Poets Drown In Lakes-A Live Recording 2009 (rootsy)


Memento (Triple CD-box) 2011 (rootsy)


Grace 2012 (rootsy)


Driftwood-the 309 sessions 2013 (rootsy)

Tutti i cd di Richard Lindgren sono distribuiti in Italia da IRD. www.ird.it

 

ENGLISH BIO

"I was born in the south of Sweden what seems like a long, long time ago. I was also born with an old soul. While my friends were listening to heavy metal bands I was more into Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash and that was pretty weird where I grew up. I started out playing guitar and piano and I was my own teacher, I basically listened to records and tried to pick up what I could hear.

I played in a couple of bands growing up but it was never for me, I always felt I was a solo artist. I started playing in small clubs when I was around sixteen years old and I also began writing my own material around that time.

If someone would ask me what my songs are about I would have to say that they are about variations of human longing, alienation, sorrow and happiness but I hope my sense of humor can also be found there. When it comes to music-nowadays I listen to a lot of blues singers like Mississippi John Hurt and Lightin' Hopkins and a lot of country artists such as Hank Williams and the great Towes Van Zandt. Dylan, of course, has never left me.

I have been on the road for a big part of my life, playing solo or with a band, sometimes playing support act to artists like Ryan Adams, Mary Gauthier, Dr John and John Hiatt. I especially enjoyed my trips with Mary.

I got a new record out now called "Driftwood-the 309 sessions". I got an award from the city of Orebro in Sweden that gave me the oppurtunity to stay in a hotel for two weks writing songs and then record them. Driftwood is a result of that stay.

I'm really looking forward to come and play for you. I've been playing all over but never in Italy. So come out and watch and I'll put up a good show for you.

Richard Lindgren

Web site

rootsy.nu

Video