Väsen is a band that is on the fringe of bluegrass but will interest fans of great fiddle music. Väsen is a Swedish word with many meanings: spirit, noise, a living being, essence among the most prominent. It was originally meant to just be an album title, but soon people were calling to book the band “Väsen” and the name stuck. Väsen will be playing with Darol Anger and Mike Marshall at Wintergrass 2008. Darol and Mike have both toured and recorded with Väsen . The band is a quartet which consists Olov Johansson on the nyckelharpa (a keyed fiddle unique to Sweden), Mikael Marin on viola and Roger Tallroth on guitar, André Ferrari on percussion.