The incredible story of a 80 year 3rd generation Danish-American touring the Midwest playing Danish folk music with two Danes.

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Dwight Lamb, Jensen & Bugge (from Denmark) touring the Midwest

The duo Jensen & Bugge have played together for 12 years, despite their young age. They have been touring in the States for 8 years. Last year they played no less than 14 concerts in the US with accordion player, Dwight Lamb of Onawa, Iowa. In May 2014, they’ll be back on the road together, touring in the Midwest.

Dwight’s grandfather, Chris Jerup, immigrated from Vendsyssel in the north of Denmark to Iowa in 1893. He was the son of the legendary musician, Kræn Jerup, who played both fiddle and diatonic accordion. Chris brought a large repertoire of Danish folk music with him to the States. When Chris sold his farm and retired, he moved in with the then 12-year-old Dwight and his parents. This gave Dwight the opportunity to learn his grandfather’s Danish repertory.

At 19 years old, Dwight began playing the violin, “over the top” with his left hand. He was unable to change the strings around as it was his father’s violin. For years, Dwight has been a great musician and the American old-time music has been his specialty. He has taught and inspired many young musicians, and few knew he played the single-rowed diatonic accordion.

Dwight recorded a couple of Danish accordion pieces on his fiddle CDs. Those CDs eventually ended up in Denmark and that’s where Kristian Bugge and Mette Kathrine Jensen first heard of Dwight. Six years ago, they managed to set up a meeting at a festival in Minnesota. Since then, they have played together many times. In May 2010, Dwight went to Denmark for the first time and went on tour as a trio with Jensen & Bugge. Parts of the concerts from that tour were recorded and in June 2011, the CD “Dwight Lamb, Jensen & Bugge: Live in Denmark 2010”, was released in the United States by Missouri Valley Music and in Denmark by www.gofolk.dk.

In 2013, the trio Dwight Lamb, Jensen & Bugge, was back on the road together. They toured in both Denmark and the United States. Since the first CD was released, Dwight has remembered so many old tunes and taught them to Kristian and Mette. This year, they’ve recorded a new live album, which will be out at the beginning of 2014, just in time for the United States tour and Dwight’s 80th birthday.

More info on www.jensen-bugge.dk and www.facebook.com/jensenbugge
www.missourifiddling.com/Articles_Features/DwightLamb/dwight_lamb.htm

JENSEN & BUGGE on tour in the Midwest, USA

Tuesday 13th 7 pm Northfield Contended Cow, 302 Division St S, 55057 www.contentedcow.com www.facebook.com/events/504540419657822
Wednesday 14th Minneapolis 5 pm Workshop, 8 pm Concert & Dance at Danebo, 3030 West River Parkway South www.dac.mn www.facebook.com/events/397763913699915
Thursday 15th 7 pm Sioux Falls McNally’s Irish Pub, 6211 S Old Village Pl, SD 57108 opening act is the Sioux Falls Ceili Band www.mcnallysip.com www.facebook.com/events/1397494170533250

– with DWIGHT LAMB:
Saturday 17th Viborg South Dakota Danish Brotherhood Society. Dinner at 6 and music at 7 opening act is Fiddler Nelson! www.facebook.com/events/517084848395808
Sunday 18th 2PM Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 900 Larsen Park Rd, Sioux City, IA 51103 www.facebook.com/events/300616156763680
Monday 19th 7 pm Elk Horn, Danish Countryside Vines and Wines, Iowa Danish Countryside Vines and Wines, 1425 Littlefield Drive, Exira, Iowa 50076 www.danishcountrysidevinesandwines.com www.facebook.com/events/300221406803353
Tuesday 20th Onawa Shelter in the Park, Iowa cd release party and music and dancing!!!
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