Norwegian ensemble Farmers Market play a mix of jazz, Bulgarian folk, bluegrass, pop, and rock. Formed in 1991 while the members were all studying jazz at the Conservatory of Trondheim, Farmers Market eventually left their free jazz roots behind for a more eclectic, world music approach.
The band began performing at various festivals, including Norway's Molde International Jazz Festival in 1994, from which the debut live album Speed/Balkan/Boogie was culled a year later. The band's sophomore effort, Music from the Hybrides, followed in 1997. After a sabbatical, Farmers Market returned with their self-titled Winter & Winter debut in 2008. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi