And Now For Something Completely Different: Murhaballadeja by Heikki Laitenen & Kimmo Pohjonen

One of the more unexpected and interesting albums to show up in my mailbox in recent months is Murhaballadeja by vocalist Heikki Laitinen and accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen.  Being someone who studies American popular music I am quite familiar with the long tradition of murder ballads in the United States, a tradition which goes back several …

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