Vellamo is Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala (also known as the guitarist/composer of Moonwagon). Their debut combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience.
Pia and Joni have even been known to sneak in a “Vellamo-ized” Jethro Tull song now and then just to shake things up! A visit to the world of Vellamo is an enchanting, educational and unforgettable musical journey. This debut was recorded in Vermont USA and they´ve already made two tours in USA playing folk-clubs there. www.vellamoband.wordpress.com