Although he may be a new name to North Americans, Sweden’s Daniel Norgren is a veteran songwriter and master of Americana. Releasing albums on his own Superpuma Records since 2007, Daniel Norgren regularly commands legions of European concertgoers with his entrancingly sublime slow-burn of blues noir and soulful folk washed in a transcendental quietude molded by the forests and lakes of his hometown. It’s music that moves the body as much as the soul. In this sense it is Americana at its most primal. Like Walt Whitman, its simplicity is deceptively large, seemingly self-contradictory at times, and containing multitudes. It’s something that could only come from an artist who is aware of where he comes from and where he is going. With his rooted, yet distinct and otherworldly sound, Norgren bestows the creative spirit so distinctly integral to what is considered Americana. Daniel Norgren illuminates the cracks and magnifies the details of what our preconceived notions and creative blind spots might otherwise leave stagnant. Norgren’s music is a reminder that while “Americana” may belong to our continent, it has always been given to us by other cultures, tongues, and landscapes.