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Rootman Channel in YouTube

John & Jason in Facebook


New Releases:

Long John McDonald feat. Dr. Helander

Juha Ahvenainen: voc, gtr, bass. Ilkka Helander: lead gtr.

Antti Ahvenainen: organ. Leevi Leppänen: drums, production

CD- Single:






John & Jason

John & Jason makes new songs based on the old school style with acoustic guitars accompanied with cajon, bass and occasionally banjo.

The story of John & Jason dates back to the sixties when John oriented to blues and rock and Jason to country and folk. John released his first single record in 1970 and Jason 1976. They met again after almost 40 years and found the mutual passion and started to make acoustic country folk type of music.


Jason Rafael Laine - ANGEL

In YouTube with lyrics

In Digital Shops and Spotify


CD-Album "Live Tracks At Rootman Studios" is released in April 2020.

It contains 11 original songs and a booklet of 16 pages with the lyrics by Jason.

CD is available in Spotify and other stores. In Youtube with the lyrics.





 Single releases:

Albuquerque Ann (Laine)

Tears On The Window (Laine)

Still Looking For The Answer (Laine)

Photographs (Ahvenainen, Laine)

Some Other Time (Ahvenainen, Laine)

Old Souls (Laine)

Back In Your Life (Laine)

Chasing My Dreams (Ahvenainen, Laine)

I Never Got To Nashville (Laine)

If All These Things Mean Love (Laine)

If I Were A Carpenter (Tim Hardin)

           Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin)

October Rain (Laine)

       In The Middle Of Nowhere (Ahvenainen, Laine)


CD EP REFLECTIONS  by John & Jason was released in October 2016.


The songs could be listened in Spotify and YouTube.

The songs are available in many digital Record Stores.





Songs of the CD in YouTube:


1. Birmingham's In Alabama:

2. The More You Have to Try ( The Less You Win):

3. Happiness Is A Mountain:

4. If All These Things Mean Love

All lyrics are by Jason Laine. Composer for 2. and 4. is Jason, for 1. and 3. Long John Ahvenainen.

Lead singer in the songs 1. , 2. and 4. is Jason (on the left in the picture) and John in the song 3.






All Helander records could be listened in Spotify

Listen to Helander Co.:


Dr. Helander's latest albums "Country Boy" and "Meat Grinding Business" are released by Bluelight

Helander Co. historiikki

Helander Co. in English

Helge Tallqvistin kotisivut

Helge Tallqvist's Home Page

Kuvia Puistobluesista

Kuvia Juttutuvan keikalta 24.2.2007 Photos








Dr.Helander & His Medicine Men:               Freedom Music         

Info suomeksi          Info in English  



Helander Co: Fodder (lyrics)


HelgeTallqvist & Deep Blue Divers: Something Blue... 



Dr. Helander: The First Fifty Years.           Dr. Helander's 50 years celebration on vinyl. The vinyl's A-side: Perfect for the Blues by Helander and B-side: A Hard Road written by John Mayall.

The single was pressed as a limited edition of 300. 




Helander Co: Smooth and Rough. 

Bluelight Records



Helander Co: Big Cold Beer. 

Bluelight Records





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