It may seem unlikely that one of the most interesting bands in the genre often referred to as Americana, resides in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
This is, however, a fact The nucleus of Little Green was born in 2004, when Thomas met singer/guitarist Andreas Johannesson. It soon transpired that both of them were making home recordings of songs, but had started to feel the urge to perform the material live. In 2006, they started performing as a duo, mixing original songs with material by Tom Waits, Carly Simon and others. For a while, their music was labelled Acousticana. But things were about to change. Undeterred by the hostile reception Dylan got in the mid-sixties, the band decided to ”go electric” in the spring of 2008, when agreeing to do their first tour with fellow Americana artist Ted Russell Kamp. ”I dusted off my electric guitar, and influences by Little Feat and The Band , and californian singer/songwriter and country rock influences slowly started creeping in”, remembers Thomas. What makes Little Green different from American bands is the scandinavian vibe that complements their knowledge of the great west, It can be traced in the melancholic and reflective lyrics and subtly swedish folk harmonies.