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Today’s guest is a Swedish singer-songwriter living in Visby, the capital city of the magical Swedish island of Gotland. She has made regular appearances in TV and Radio and has roots in Americana, folk and pop, writing music for herself as well as other artists. In1993 her first single Oktoberbarn (October Child) made it perfectly clear that she was an extraordinary talent, and the single made it to the Swedish Top Ten. She has shared the spotlight with various international artists and currently has 13 albums to her credit and in addition to fronting her own group A.F.T. she also performs with the band GLIMRA and is the producer of the singer-songwriter series Living Room which to date has had over 300 concerts arranged with international and national artists, both well-known and new stars. Paul McGee in a review for her album “In the Universe” wrote, “sung with both passion and a gentle tone...the expansive feel reminds me of early John Martyn and Nic Jones when they were exploring the line where folk interpretations stopped and jazz leanings took sway.” It is my honor to introduce today’s guest, Annika Fehling.
Also joining us we have Tore Wizelius a writer and journalist who has authored five books on wind power. He was the Sweden correspondent for Windpower Monthly during the 1990s and has been a lecturer on wind power at Gotland University since 1998. More importantly in the summer of 1965 Tore introduced me to Jimy Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and the Kinks and his interest in popular music has never waned, so he will be helping me out with today’s discussion.