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  • Blues Awards to Norwegian musicians 13 mei 2018
    Congratulations to Norwegian musicians Christoffer "Kid" Andersen and Alexander Pettersen. Together with the band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, they received Blues Music Awards for "Band of the Year" during the celebrations in Memphis on May 10. It is very rare that Norwegian or European artists are honored with these prizes , so the news […]
  • European Blues Challenge in Hell 9 maart 2018
    The third weekend in March, the whole Blues Europe will be gathered at Hell in Trøndelag. European Blues Union's annual event takes place in Norway this year, and the festival and Blues society Blues in Hell is responsible organizer. It is the 8th time for the event, and in addition to the band competition European […]
  • Anniversary celebration in Oslo 8 maart 2018
    Norwegian Blues News and the Norwegian Blues Union celebrated their 20th anniversary at Rockefeller November 11. More than 800 people came to join the big party featuring several Norwegian and international blues stars, among them Knut Reiersrud, Adam Douglas and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats. 
  • Nidaros Blues Festival overcomes difficulties 22 april 2010
    This year's Nidaros Blues Festival has had to face some major problems, all caused by the ash clouds from Iceland. The festival had a great lineup, and blues lovers all over Norway have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. But some of the  headliners - Anson Funderburgh, Candi Staton, NineBelow Zero, […]
  • Notodden Blues Festival 2010 line up 14 april 2010
    On April 13th, the Notodden Blues Festival announced this years festival lineup during a release party at Notodden's Club Arno. This year's headliners will be Solomon Burke, Status Quo, Robert Randolph, Walter Trout, Dana Fuchs and Tommy Castro. One exciting event will be the new co-operation between Norwegian super guitarist Knut Reiersrud and American soul […]
  • Big anniversary celebration in Oslo 23 maart 2010
    On Saturday, March 20, the Oslo Blues Club celebrated it's 15 year anniversary, at Buckleys in Oslo. The 12 hour blues party included blues concerts - both afternoon and night - two meals, speeches, "hobnobbing" and everything that comes with a successful birthday celebration. The Oslo Blues Club was founded in 1977, and after a […]
  • Full score for The Four Tops and The Temptations 12 maart 2010
    A numerous audience of mostly grown up people filled the Sentrum Scene in Oslo on March 9 to experience the historic golden sound of Motown Records' soul factory. The Four Tops (picture) and The Temptations were the greatest male vocal groups to come out of Motown. In the U.S., The Temptations was the more successful […]
  • Nick Moss and Rick Estrin to Bragdøya Blues 11 maart 2010
    There will be some top class American blues at this year's blues festival outside Kristiansand. Among the big names coming to the south of Norway, are Nick Moss, (pictured), and Rick Estrin & The Nightcats. This is the fourteenth time that the Christiansand Blues Club and the Bradgøya Kystlag join together to hold a blues […]
  • Music awards to Reidar and Noora 8 maart 2010
    The Spellemann is Norway's equivalent to the Grammys. Prizes were handed out in 26 different categories this year. In the blues genre, the Spellemann was awarded to blues veteran Reidar Larsen, and to Norway's new "Queen of Soul", Noora Noor. Reidar Larsen won for "Best Blues Album", and Noora Noor for "Best Female Artist".
  • T-Birds and David Lindley at Nidaros Blues Festival 3 maart 2010
    The line up for this year's Nidaros Blues Festival in Trondheim has been announced. It includes The Fabulous Thunderbirds, David Lindley (picture), Candi Staton and Anson Funderburgh.
  • Tad Robinson in Norway 2 maart 2010
    The American singer and harmonica player, Tad Robinson, has recently completed a short Norwegian tour. The last time Norwegian blues fans got to see this soulful singer was in 2007. This time he was on the road with the BILLY T BAND and two of Norway’s finest harp players.
  • ZZ Top at Skånevik Bluesfestival 19 februari 2010
    ZZ Top will headline the Skånevik Blues Festival this year. The negotiations have taken quite awhile, but a deal has finally been reached. ZZ Top will play on Friday, July 2nd, 2010.
  • Producer legend Willie Mitchell has passed 15 februari 2010
    In January came the sad news that musician, producer, studio- and label owner Willie Mitchell, had passed away at 81. Mitchell started his long career in the music business as trumpeter and band leader early as in the 50s. First of all he will get his place in the history books for his efforts as […]
  • Norwegian nominations to Blues Music Awards 15 februari 2010
    Blues Music Awards is the Grammy of the Blues, and truly one of the big events in the Blues. This year the show takes place in Memphis May 6th. It is very good news for our blues scene to see that there are some Norwegian productions among the nominees this year.
  • Reunion for Bergen Blues Band 2010 15 februari 2010
    It has been 30 years since the Bergen Blues Band released their critically acclaimed first recording. Hungry John (picture) is now busy planning the anniversary events. This month there will be a new CD released with highlights from the band's first three recordings, and some of the former members have gathered for an anniversary tour.