Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Europe. Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression. Kristin now has a new supergroup where the Traces Of You album and her very personal interpretations of African-American spirituals form the framework for the concerts.
Eivind Aarset – guitar
Olav Torget – guitar
Anders Engen – percussion and piano
with Asle Karstad – sound design and Eivind Hermann – visual design
Eivind Aarset is a guitarist with a unique musical vision that absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and high quality craftsmanship that can span from quiet intimacy to searing intensity.
Olav Torgets guitar expression have been developed through many years of specializing in Southern and West African music traditions (particularly Wolof / Griot music from Senegal). Olav is frequently used as a guitarist in various pop / jazz / world music contexts and has published his own and acclaimed solo-album “Suburban Jive” in 2007, to rave reviews. Olav and Kristin also perform many concerts as a duo.
Anders Engen has played with Morten Harket, Nils Petter Molvær, Silje Nergaard, Beady Belle, Jarle Bernhoft, Anne Grete Preus, Kari Bremnes etc.