Photo: Milja Rossi
Folk Singwriter Björn Gardner was born in White Chapel, London 1979, raised in Gothenburg and Stockholm. Björn was a street musician from his teens and went on to play in numerous unsigned bands producing and selling hoards of cd-r and tape demos.
He studied traditional singing at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
He released an album with neo prog band Lucifers Lovsång in 2018. His solo-album of 2019, Björn Gardner Sings Ballads and Lullabies was in equal parts songwriting and traditional music.
The following album released in 2020: Tre Sultna Mågar – is in many ways a Nordic folk sibling of his previous release, though the focus is entirely traditional songs.
He has an intuitively articulated approach to the transatlantic treasury of folk songs, both English language ballads and Nordic vocal traditional music, relating to folk and folk rock as a larger dynamic idiom.