Ina Forsman covering Bill Broonzy’s Sixteen Tons


Ina Forsman covering Bill Broonzy’s Sixteen Tons

Ina Forsman from Helsinki, Finland caught my attention with her version of  Merle Travis and Big Bill Broonzy’s Sixteen Tons. Big Bill’s version of the song has always been a true soul-blues classic to me. Now Ina showed us how to deliver it.

With a similar easy as Big Bill she nails this song. Ina Forsman is a highly technical singer and blows out the speakers with that Burnt Honey voice.

Debut Album Ina Forsman

She had been around for a while and you might have seen her on the blues stages off Europe. She represented Finland at the 2014 European Blues Challenge. this year she released her self-titled debut album, and tours with the Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2016 with fellow singers Layla Zoe (Canada), Tasha Taylor (USA).

Sounds like: Claire Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes | Amy Winehouse | Etta James

Big Bill Broonzy released this song on his “Big Bill Broonzy” album from 1967 which includes also other great songs like ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ and  ‘See See Rider’ .

Big Bill Broonzy – Sixteen Tons

Photo media kit Ina Forsman Website :  Minna Annola &  Hans Lehtinen

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