Jesper Eriksson & Wedell | Stay with me sweetheart, don't close your eyes

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Stay with me sweetheart, don't close your eyes

by Jesper Eriksson & Wedell

Mixes pop, rock, country and singer/songwriter into something that can be described as Swedish Americana. Main focus is melodies and lyrics.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Hey Hey Hey
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2. From a Different Side
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3. Sweet Little Angel Blinded By Sunlight
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4. Hold On
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5. Are We Waiting for You?
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6. Never Say You're Sorry
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7. It's the Little Things That Hurt
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8. The Best Days in Life
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9. Without You
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Jesper Eriksson & Wedell mixes styles such as rock, pop, country, singer/songwriter and americana. The main influences are artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams and John Mayer. The result is music you kind of believe you\'ve heard before - but never have.
The songs of Jesper Eriksson & Wedell range from standard pop structures, like verse, chorus, bridge and so on, to traditional folk tunes á la Bob Dylan and pure Stones rock. But melodies and lyrics is always number one, the instruments just enhance the vocals.
Jesper Eriksson comes from a small town in the middle of Sweden. He started writing songs at age 16, and recorded several demo EP:s. The debut album \"Stay with me sweetheart, don\'t close your eyes\" was recorded in the summer of 2007.
It\'s a low budget project. All songs (except one) were recorded in Jesper\'s home studio. The material was handed to producer/mixer Andreas Granath who spent the fall, winter and spring producing, mixing and mastering the album.
In early june it was finished. It took one year.
The album is an experiment. How good can you make an album sound with zero budget and how many can you reach? The main goal, though, is not selling a lot of records and making money. It\'s simply the satisfaction of knowing that you\'ve made something with your own hands, in your own livingroom that people can appreciate.
If you wanna be part of this project, have a listen.
This is americana from a swedish living room.


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Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Jesper Eriksson & Wedell a GrIndie Award for their CD "Stay with me sweetheart, don't close your eyes." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

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Original Swedish Americana Album
“Stay with me sweetheart, don't close your eyes” is an excellent and truly original Swedish Americana album from Jesper Eriksson & Wedell. A talented singer/songwriter, Eriksson places the most value in his lyrics, and delivers with attention getting, thought provoking, flowing lyrics about life and love, with a great storytelling quality to them. Eriksson's vocals are weathered and perfect for this genre. He draws from one of his main influences, Bob Dylan, and the end result is a vocal styling quite similar to Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. While the lyrics may be key, the arrangements are also solid, combining pop, rock, country, and folk to create that unique Swedish Americana sound, superbly complimenting Eriksson's great lyricism. “Stay with me sweetheart, don't close your eyes” is a low budget production, most of it recorded in Eriksson's home studio. After a year of Andreas Granath's careful mixing and producing, the album sounds great, with a slight raw quality great for the genre. “Hey Hey Hey” introduces the album nicely with an Americana track featuring great lyrics, a catchy chorus, and a solid backing arrangement. “Are We Waiting for You?” is a sweet piano ballad with pleasant dueling female and male vocals, some nice vocal layering, and more great lyrics. With “Stay with me sweetheart, don't close your eyes,” Jesper Eriksson & Wedell have delivered nine solid and excellently crafted songs and proved that you don't have to spend a lot of money to make a great album. Fans of Americana, do yourself a favor and see how well these Scandinavians approach the genre.