Saturday, February 4, 2012

Teitur: You Never Leave L.A.

Singer-songwriter Teitur Lassen aka Teitur was born and raised in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, but splits his time between his hometown Thorshavn and Copenhagen, Denmark where he arrived at the age of 17 having established himself at home.

A big name in Scandinavia, he has also gained a following among other singer-songwriters, incl. John Mayer, Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann, and Glenn Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket.

His first album "Poetry and Airplanes" was released in 2003 on Universal; his latest collection of songs entitled "Let the Dog Drive Home" was recorded in Copenhagen and dropped last year on the small indie label Arlo and Betty which he co-founded.

Teitur is currently doing an extensive February-March tour of the US, incl. a show at Largo in Los Angeles on February 10.