Trafaria – The Original Five

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The Original Five

Trafaria Inspired By Portugal’s First Bluegrass Festival.

In September of 2022 Portugal’s first ever bluegrass festival took place in the small town of Trafaria near the Atlantic coast. These days of music, friendship, beautiful scenery and general joy inspired this first single from The Original Five’s forthcoming six track EP. The song, written by guitarist Jonas Svahn, contains the bands usual trademarks: wonderful vocal harmony, great interplay and musicianship.

Since 2010 The Original Five have established themselves as one of Europe’s most in demand bluegrass bands. Their own compositions are mixed with traditional bluegrass, well known country favorites and ventures into jazz, gospel, and folk music. A broad palette of musical experiences held together by a solid bluegrass background.

The Original Five deliver a spontaneous and warm interaction with the audience, display a genuine joy of playing, a deep respect for the tradition and a will to experiment comes together as a playful musical journey across the Atlantic and back again. These are the elements that appeal to bluegrass fans, country music fans and the general music lover.

The band comprises: Daniel Olsson on Dobro, Johan Malmberg on banjo, Jonas Svahn on guitar and Dan Englund on bass.

Trafaria – The Original Five

Preview or download the single Trafaria here.

The Original Five has released four studio albums and have also recorded a live album in cooperation with a Swiss chamber orchestra. Studio album number five is expected to be released during 2023. The band has played several hundred shows across Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark and of course in the home of Bluegrass music, USA.


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