Fredrik Kinbom connects history and Scandinavian melancholy in ‘Songs for Lap Steel & Harmonium’

Photo by Jess Sweetman


Berlin-based Swedish musician Fredrik Kinbom has lived abroad for the past 20 years. It was in U.K. where a chance encounter led him to buy his first lap steel guitar, with which he started carving his signature sound.

We caught up with Kinbom to talk about learning politeness from the British, his interest in history, and spreading Scandinavian melancholy through his latest solo album, “Songs for Lap Steel & Harmonium.” 


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