Knut Reiersrud
Lille Ole Bull
January 22, 2019


Lille Ole Bull
Øvre Ole Bulls Plass 3, Bergen, 5012, NO


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
8:00 PM

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Knut Reiersrud Biography

Knut Reiersrud (born 12 February 1961 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian blues guitarist. His work also incorporates elements of Norwegian traditional music and African music. He lives in Oslo. He has collaborated extensively with the Norwegian organist Iver Kleive. He is lead guitarist and one of the original members of Cloudberry Cream.

Reiersrud also plays the harmonica, mandolin, langeleik, oud, and Turkish saz, he has composed music for four Norwegian movies, and together with Iver Kleive, took part in the opening ceremony of the '94 Olympic Winter Games.
In 2008 Reiersrud established his own festival «Trestock» at Nesodden, where a superteam of Norwegian musicians contributed. Among the artists can be mentioned Odd Nordstoga, Valkyrien Allstars and Reiersrud with his own K. R. Band, and in collaboration with organist Iver Kleive. Upcoming artists which is exciting for the younger audience like Jarle Bernhoft (ex «Span») with his new project, and the band «Lester», which is Nikolai Eilertsen (ex BigBang) and David Wallumrød, and the indie band «Maika». Names like The Grand, Amund Maarud's rock band, Spellemannprisen nominated Hemisfair, the girls who play lively frantic noise in Katzenjammer, Rockabilly girls in Lucky Lips, the country artist Ivar Thomas, the Nesodden heroes «Foggy Boys» and «Midnight Special», the traditional music trio «Vrang» and «Drøbak Bluesband».
Reiersrud has for many years been host of the NRK radio program Bluesasylet together with Knut Borge. The program is meant to be a playground and a respite for blues and blues-friends of all shades.
1991: Spellemannprisen for the album Blå koral
1992: Gammleng-prisen in the class Studio
1995: Notodden Bluesfestivalpris
2004: Spellemannprisen for Pretty Ugly
2006: Danish Grammy for the tune "Nåde Over Nåde"