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  • Bluesnews no. 100 is out! 3 juli 2017
    Bluesnews no. 100 is out now, featuring an 18 page artice on the Notodden Blues Festival history. August 3-6 the great Norwegian festival celebrates its 30 Years Anniversary. Read also interview with soul legend William Bell, blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, EBC winner Kaz Hawkins, blues entertainer Mr. Sipp and much more. 
  • Eric Slim Zahl & Co won European Blues Challenge 2016 11 mei 2016
    Eric Slim Zahl & The South West Swingers went all the way to the top in the European Blues Challenge in Italy on April 9. They won in competition with 20 other bands from all over Europe.
  • Amazing Dark Season Blues 2 november 2015
    There are not many blues festivals in the world where you have to check around the corner to make sure there are no polar bears around. Despite the darkness and cold and harsh conditions, the annual blues festival in Longyearbyen has grown to be one of the major blues festivals in Norway. Sold out concerts […]
  • Full house and success for Color Cruise 2 november 2015
    October means time for Color Line’s blues cruise from Oslo to Kiel, and this year the cruise had a great line-up. From US came Nick Moss Band, Mike Zito & the Wheel and Dave Fields, from Sweden KnockOut Greg & the Injectors and from Norway Greasy Gravy feat. Linda Kvam and JT Lauritsen & Buckshot […]
  • JT Lauritsen & Buckshot Hunters 3rd in European Blues Challenge 23 maart 2015
    Jan Tore Lauritsen and his Buckshot Hunters (photo) came third in the fifth European Blues Challenge held in Brussels 13-14 March. As last year, a Spanish band won the challenge. The very entertaining Travellin' Brothers won well deserved in competition with bands from 19 European countries. (Photo: Roald Jungård).
  • Norwegian band Pristine no. 2 in European Blues Challenge 15 april 2014
    Pristine from Tromsø, Norway won 2nd price in the European Blues Challenge in Riga, Latvia April 11-12th. This was the fourth time for the band competition, which this year had participants from 18 different countries in Europe. The winner of the Challenge 2014 was the Spanish band A Contra Blues.
  • The stars shone at Notodden 12 september 2013
    There were many musical highlights during the 26th edition of The Notodden Blues Festival. Van Morrison with his band delivered an outstanding show at Brygga on Friday afternoon. The supergroup Tedeschi Trucks Band did not disappoint when playing the same state on Saturday. However, the band that everyone talked about after the festival was The […]
  • Marcus Løvdal Band won Union Blues Cup 2013 10 september 2013
    The final of the 16. edition of the competition for bands without a contract was held at the main stage during this year’s Notodden Blues Festival. The quintet, containing members from Oslo and Akershus won, but not without stiff competition from the two other bands in the final: Borny’s Live Delivery, from Moss and Skogmus, […]
  • 3000 attending the Notodden Blues Festival opening 10 september 2013
    The 26th Notodden Blues Festival was opened, with a crowd of 3000, watching the main stage in Hovigs Hangar on Thursday, August 1st. Mayor Jørn Christensen and Gerd Kristiansen, leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) did the formal opening of the Festival, while the crowd were also treated to performances from Dana […]
  • Billy T won the Spellemann! 24 maart 2013
    Last night Billy T Band won the Spellemannspris-award in the blues category. The award for the 2012 Blues Award was given to the release Mo-Billy-T, released on the Big H Records label. We congratulate Bill Troiani, Håkon Høye, Ian Fredrick Johannessen and Alexander Pettersen with the award. The Spellemannspris is the Norwegian equivalent to the […]
  • Bitten still leading the union! 17 maart 2013
    The Norwegian Blues Union had their annual meeting in Oslo, Norway this weekend. Bitten Svendsen was re-elected as president, while others being elected in the board was (from left to right): Kåre Amundsen (Kleive) Rolf Johannessen (Oslo), Svein Terje P. Førland (Stavanger), Mona Johansen (Oslo) and Susanne Sørensen (Tønsberg). 65 delegates were present during the […]
  • Italian victory in EBC! 13 maart 2013
    In the weekend of March 8th and 9th European Blues Challenge was hosted in Tolouse, France. 18 nations participated and the big winner of the weekend was the Italian trio ‘Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders. The runners up were Romania and Spain which shared the second place. During the first two years of its […]
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Notodden 7 maart 2013
    Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Tedeschi Trucks Band will do a long awaited debut in Norway as they play Notodden Blues Festival 2013. The Grammy winning 11 man band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks is one of the hottest names on the US bluesrock-scene these days. Also in […]
  • New festival at Hønefoss 21 februari 2013
    Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The latest addition to a long list of Norwegian blues festivals is the Norsia-Delta Blues Festival. The premier run will be at Hønefoss from 16th to 18th of May, and the goal is to establish the festival as an annual event. (From left to right: […]
  • Mayall jubilee at Notodden 21 februari 2013
    Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 British blues legend John Mayall will perform at Notodden Blues Festival on August 3rd, as he also starts celebrating his 80th birthday together with his Norwegian fans. Mayall has been highly popular in Norway ever since he was part of the British blues boom in […]
  • Norwegian Blues Grammy Award Nominations 21 februari 2013
    Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Amund Maarud, Billy T Band and Vidar Busk are the ones competing for the Norwegian Grammy Award aka Spellemannsprisen. Maarud is nominated for his album 'Dirt', Billy T Band for the album 'Mo-Billy-T', while Vidar Busk & His Bubble of Trouble received a nomination for […]
  • Bluesnews handed KBA Award! 21 februari 2013
    Normal 0 21 false false false NL X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 On February 1st, representatives from Bluesnews and the Norwegian Blues Union were present in Memphis, TN, USA, where they received the 2012 Keeping The Blues Alive Award in the category 'print media'. 14 other awards were also handed out during the ceremony. Board member of […]
  • Norwegian Grammy to Amund Maarud 15 januari 2012
    Bluesplayer Amund Maarud is awarded with a Norwegian Grammy – in Norway called Spellemannspris – for his 2011 release "Electric".
  • Eddie and I - In memory of Eddie Kirkland 3 mei 2011
    In 1971, I was asked by Pete Lowry, the owner of Trix Records, to go with him to Chapel Hill University in North Carolina, and be part of the house band at an historic concert there.  It was to be the first blues concert held on campus. The great Peg Leg Sam was there, as […]
  • Dana Fuchs played Mojo in Copenhagen 10 maart 2011
    Dana Fuchs soon became a hot name in Norway after her performance at last year's Notodden Blues Festival. She has recently finished a tour in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Denmark. Norwegian BluesNews met The Dana Fuchs Band at a packed MOJO Blues Bar in Copenhagen, the first weekend of March. An enthusiastic audience supported […]