2018 Performers

Jaron Freeman-Fox & Simon Nyberg

jaronsimonBred in the mountains of Canada’s rural north-west, Jaron Freeman-Fox redefines what the violin is capable of, and gives you no choice but to take his mutant species of music on it’s own terms. Having produced or played on over 40 albums (Teresa Doyle, Jayme Stone, Autorickshaw) and toured the globe many times over as a solo artist, bandleader or collaborator with artists such as Delhi 2 Dublin, Ben Caplan, and Sam Lee, Freeman-Fox fuses his roots of fiddling and jazz with his musical studies in India, Sweden, and Indonesia, while playing the 5-string violins of his late mentor; fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer.

On a seemingly endless tour for the past 6 years, Jaron performs full-time with his award-winning band Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, as well as his his new experimental duo project, using an expanded-range electroacoustic 12-string violin set-up of his own design.

He will be joined in Australia by multi-instrumentalist Simon Nyberg who is at the forefront of the Swedish folk music scene.
Simon started playing old-time when he lived in Canada. He brought this tradition back home.