15th-17th July 2011 Joensuu, Finland

Samuli Putro

Songwriter in flames

Within Samuli Putro exists the same flame that has lived in the great songwriters of our nation through ages. The songs on his solo albums may tell about everyday things, but still manage to rise far above the mundane reality. A deeper atmosphere lies behind the austere chords and lyrics reminding us of the truth: these songs need to be sung.

When commenting on Samuli Putro's doings, it's been a long time since it was necessary to mention Zen Café – so well the singer disconnected himself from his previous band on his first solo album, Elämä on juhla (2009). The songs on the album were timeless, but also insightful commentaries of the time they were written in. Besides the skill of story-telling, Putro has the courage to communicate his thoughts just as they are, without sugar-coating. On his second solo album, released in the spring, Putro changes his style into more cheerful direction. The new sound fits the sunny festival atmosphere like a glove and we recommend you come to experience it for yourself!

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