DRAJNARJUVA VAMPA

(Slovenija)

Slovenian bauern-zaskagefuehl-chanson

Drajnarjuva vampa or Drajnar boys are the brothers Tomaž and Jernej Hostnik, a pianist and accordionist (both music school graduates) who have taken their rich musical knowledge to new hieghts with an unparalleled chanson-esque, Tom Waits-like approach to their self-penned songs. Tomaž’s blunt lyrics, sung in dialect, brim with gallows humor, sharp social commentary, obscure folk imagery, hoarse vocals and melodic ingenuity, and reveal masterful storytelling abilities, wich earned them first prize at the International Singer-Songwriting Festival in Ruše, Slovenia in 2016. (Katarina Juvančič)