Mäki, who originates from the small village Kaunisvaara located in the northernmost regions of Sweden, has a background as a stalwart sidekick both in the legendary Willy Clay Band as well as for artists like Chip Taylor, Will Kimbrough and Doug Seegers. Being a renowned roots guitar slinger, he still felt the need to explore and develop his own songwriting capabilities. When entering center stage in Favorite Hippies, handling both vocals and lead guitar duties, he also found a perfect vehicle for his storytelling.
Now at the brink of year 2020, the band is finally ready to release their third album titled "Northen Skies". The album consists of nine songs ranging from sentimental country via classic r'n'b to heavy guitar-oozin southern rock.
Further band members in Favorit Hippies are Örjans nephew Johan Mäki on guitars - the bloodline giving them a somewhat supernatural musical communication resulting in solid twin guitar parts - and the well-rounded rythm-section consisting of Morgan Korsmoe on bass and Zacharias Ahlvik on drums.