Ásgeir - two performances for The Current (2014, 2017)

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Published on 15 Jun 2021, 2:00
Seven years ago today — on June 14, 2014 — Ásgeir performed in The Current studio. The Icelandic artist, whose full name is Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson, olds the record for the highest-charting debut album in Icelandic history, where 1 in 10 people own a copy. He's been called the Icelandic Jeff Buckley, the Icelandic Bon Iver, yet the easygoing singer-songwriter remains bemused by all the accolades. While he was on tour in support of his album "In the Silence" in 2014, Ásgeir and his band visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Bill DeVille.

We reconnected with Ásgeir three years later, at Iceland Airwaves 2017, when he visited the Götubarinn pub in Akureyri, the second city of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, where Mark Wheat welcomed him for a live session. The second song you'll see above, "Stardust," an original by Ásgeir, comes from that performance.

SONGS PERFORMED
0:00 "King and Cross" (2014)
3:32 "Stardust" (2017)

CREDITS
Video & Photo: Leah Garaas; Nate Ryan
Audio: Michael DeMark; Wesley Berger; Erik Stromstad
Production: Derrick Stevens; Jim McGuinn

FIND MORE:
2014 studio session: thecurrent.org/feature/2014/06...
2017 Iceland Airwaves session: thecurrent.org/feature/2017/11...
2018 Iceland Airwaves session:
thecurrent.org/feature/2018/11...

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