A brief history

Siena Root came to life in Stockholm in the late 90’s and is today considered one of the pioneering Swedish bands in old school rock music. They persistently pulled through with releasing their first album on vinyl back in 2004, long before the retro trend had people carrying down their old turntables from the attic. The quest to bring out the beauty of analogue music production to the listeners continued.

Siena Root is well known for its unique spectra of appearances, its many great guest artists, its broad musical range and its different interpretations of rock music. The live act came to be an uncompromising show, using all the heavy vintage equipment that most bands lack the strength and passion to carry along. Even a full size multi-track tape recorder was brought on tour during the recording of the live album. With the immense dedication to do it all the way, Siena Root would always stand out from the others.

In the sense that blues is blue, hard rock is black, and reggae is pan African coloured, this music has the colour of siena. It is a warm colour, originally from the muddy roots of the earth. Because this sound has roots that go deep, it was also natural to let root be a part of the bands name.

Five full length studio albums, one doubble live album, one DVD and two 7” singles have been released so far, each one marking the development and refinement of the bands diverse style. Through touring the music has developed in such a way, that jamming and improvising has become an essential element, always keeping you on the edge of your seat. A Siena Root concert is dramatic and exciting, visually, as well as emotionally. It's a dynamic root rock experience.


A Dream of Lasting Peace - Album (2017)
Pioneers - Album (2014)
Conveniently Blind - 7" Single (2013)
Root Jam - Double Live Album (2011)
Kalejdoskop - Live DVD (2010)
Different Realities . Album (2009)
Far From The Sun - Album (2008)
Kaleidoscope - Album (2006)
Mountain Songs  - 7" Single (2005)
A New Day Dawning - Double Album (2004)



Archive of past shows
Poster Gallery

The Musicians

Sam Riffer - Bass
Love Forsberg - Percussion
Erik Petersson - Organ
Matte Gustavsson - Guitar

Through the years all of these fine musicians have joined Siena Root in the studio and/or on stage:

Lisa Lystam - Vocals & Harmonica
KG West - Guitar, Organ & Sitar
Samuel Björö - Vocals
Jonas "Joe Nash" Åhlén - Vocals
Sanya - Vocals
Oskar Lundström - Vocals & Organ
Sartez Faraj - Vocals & Guitar
Martin Linder - Guitar
Chrissi Jost – Vocals
Maxi Dread - Guitar & Vocals
Cecilia Ringkvist – Vocals
Anna Myrsten – Vocals
Erik "Erkan" Lundin - Flute & Guitar
Evami Ringkvist – Vocals
Jackan – Guitar
Janet Jones Simmonds - Vocals
Jonas Myrenberg -Mandolin
Tängman - Hurdy Gurdy
Anna Sandberg – Wind instruments
Krister "Lappen" Karlsson - Harmonica
Stian Grimstad - Sitar
Martin Stensson - Violin
Martin Budiskovschi - Monocord
Mikaela Samuelsson - Vocals
Anurag Choudhari - Bansuri
Tia Marklund - Vocals & Guitar

Siena Root's history in pictures

Siena Root's poster gallery