From Sweden's West Coast comes Weaver, an incredible songwriter with a quiet determination and the songs to prove it. The man behind the stage name is Johan Weber - we recently caught up with Johan to chat all things music. License and listen to more Weaver here.
"I have a lot of influences that come and go but I always seem to come back to artists like Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan and The Milk Carton Kids..."
When and Why did you start with music?: I've been playing music since I was 8 years old and I've always been fascinated by people that can play instruments. My love for music came much later though. I think I was 20 years old when I discovered that this was something that I couldn't be without, and for me that was the real start.
Who were your biggest influences in art and music?: I have a lot of influences that come and go but I always seem to come back to artists like Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, The Milk Carton Kids and Damien Jurado. They're probably my biggest.
What's been your favorite moment so far on your journey?: My first US-tour was a blast. My friends and I booked the whole tour ourselves, rented a van and drove from New York to San Antonio than flew to L.A. I played 20 shows in 16 days and came home with only great memories.
And what has been the most difficult/character building?: Promoting myself.
Do you perform live, or do you prefer the studio?: I like both but I think that playing Live is what I prefer.
If you could only keep one instrument, what would it be?: Hard question.. It would have to be one of my guitars, maybe my Larrivèe D-09. I would have a real hard time letting go of my GFI Expo pedal steel or my 65 Gibson Melody Maker though.
What, if any, other arts do you pursue/enjoy?: I've done a couple of music videos in stop motion. It's fun but really time consuming!
You can find more from Weaver over at northnote.com