Johanna Juhola TrioFI

Folk, Global, Instrumental, Pop

With her trio, virtuoso accordionist Johanna Juhola packs her unique compositions into a colourful rucksack and sets off in search of new sonic landscapes. It's a journey characterised by the intimate interplay and free-flowing improvisation between her button accordion and the dexterous acoustic guitar playing of Roope Aarnio.

What appears to be a duo on stage is a trio, as the heard but unseen hand of sound designer Teemu Korpipää enhances and expands the mix with expert creative use of effects. Textures of jazz, classical, and folk are blended into Johanna's multi-faceted tango-nuevo inventions, illustrating instrumental stories full of spontaneous and sometimes surreal flights of imagination. The trio also appears on Juhola's new album, A Brighter Future, released by Nordic Notes in November 2023.