I've Never Been to Denmark

Introducing I’ve Never Been to Denmark, my tribute to the Danish band Kashmir. I have been playing some of their songs for years. I heard them first in 2003 or 2004 and was instantly hooked. Great songs. Great arrangements. Original. I never understood why they weren’t bigger outside of Denmark. A while back I decided to spend the afternoon recording a handful of their songs with just vocals and acoustic guitar, highlighting the excellent songwriting. One minor guitar overdub, one subtle harmony part, and one vocal delay. Otherwise, stripped down to the basics of one guitar and one voice. So, here it is. I’ve Never Been to Denmark – my tribute to the songwriting of Kasper Eistrup, Mads Tunebjerg, Asger Techau and Henrik Lindstrand. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, or most other digital platforms.

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Date Event Location
Jukka Plays Roslindale Porchfest  
Jukka Plays Milton Porchfest Milton, MA Milton, MA
Fitter. Happier: An Evening of Radiohead Reimagined The Square Root, Boston, MA The Square Root, Boston, MA
Twice-A-Day Ray || Robbins Garage || Lazy Susans The Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA The Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA
Live: Jukka Westhues, Three at Home, Cici Eberle The Square Root, Boston, MA The Square Root, Boston, MA
 —  — Jukka Plays the Bebop The Bebop, Boston The Bebop, Boston
 —  — Jukka Plays Roslindale Porch Fest Roslindale Village, Roslindale, MA Roslindale Village, Roslindale, MA
 —  — Jukka Plays Milton Porchfest Milton Porchfest, Milton, MA Milton Porchfest, Milton, MA
 —  — Jukka Plays Birch Street Plaza Birch Street Plaza, Roslindale, MA Birch Street Plaza, Roslindale, MA
Jukka Plays the Midway The Midway, Jamaica Plain, MA The Midway, Jamaica Plain, MA
 —  — Jukka Plays the Bebop The Bebop, Boston, MA The Bebop, Boston, MA
CANCELLED - Jukka Plays Milton Porchfest Milton, MA Milton, MA
The 5th Occasional Social-Distancing Happy Half-Hour: Summer Solstice Edition Online Online
The 4th Occasional Social-Distancing and Quarantine Happy Half-Hour Plus Online Online
The 3rd Occasional Social-Distancing and Quarantine Happy Half-Hour Online Online
The 2nd Occasional Social-Distancing and Quarantine Happy Half-Hour Online Online
The Inaugural Occasional Social-Distancing and Quarantine Happy Half-Hour Online Online
Jukka Plays Milton Porchfest Milton, MA Milton, MA
Jukka Plays The Jungle The Jungle Community Music Club, Somerville, MA The Jungle Community Music Club, Somerville, MA
Jukka Plays Roslindale Porch Fest Roslindale, MA Roslindale, MA

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Jukka is a singer-songwriter currently based in Massachusetts, with roots in Finland. His music is best described as a type of folk-rock deeply rooted in the American singer-songwriter aesthetic and indie rock of the 1990s, combining lyrical impressionism and a textured sound. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, his tools of choice are his voice and a guitar. 

Growing up in a musical family, his first forays into music began at an early age. When he was ten, he recorded a naive, but catchy original with some of Finland's best musicians of the day. It was called "Back in the Black with a Heartache Too". There are no surviving copies. He also tried to take a nap in J.J. Cale's guitar case, sometime in the mid-1970s...or at least, so he was told.

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