Last night I took my dad to see Willy Mason and First Aid Kit at the Paradise in Boston. WOW what a show! I was blown away by First Aid Kit…two sisters from Sweden – Johanna and Klara Söderberg. Prior to last night’s show, I had heard a bit of their music and a lot of the buzz about them, and I was truly turned into a fan by their dynamic performance and commanding stage presence.
Probably my favorite moment of the night was when they silenced the crowd with their gorgeous cover of the Paul Simon tune, “America”. Here they are performing it for the man himself at his Polar Music Prize ceremony in 2012:
Check out the single from First Aid Kit’s new album Stay Gold, officially released tomorrow:
Hard to believe it all started 5 years ago for these girls, when their home recording of a Fleet Foxes song went viral: