Martin Hagfors

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Martin Hagfors
Born (1960-06-22) 22 June 1960 (age 57)
Palo Alto, California, US
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Vocal, guitar
Website Official website

Martin Hagfors (born 22 June 1960 in Palo Alto, California, US) is a Norwegian-American musician (vocal and guitar) and songwriter. His musical collaborations include performing with Home Groan, HGH, C+C=Maxigross and Cream of the Crop. He has also embarked on his own solo project, known as Groan Alone.[1]

Career[edit]

At the 2003 Øyafestivalen Hagfors was honored by a number of his fellow musicians and joined them to form the band Cream of the Crop, playing a critically acclaimed concert of his songs. The band consisted of musicians from Home Groan, Jaga Jazzist, Motorpsycho, Hellbillies, Midnight Choir and Askil Holm Band. They have since played at Månefestivalen, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Varanger festivalen and Nordland Musikkfestuke.[2]

As the sole lyricist on The National Bank's first album by the same name, together with brothers Lars and Martin Horntveth who composed the music for the album, he received a Spellemannprisen in 2004, and the Edvard Prize for the song "Tolerate" in 2005. Hagfors has also written songs for artists such as Askil Holm, Elisabeth Andreassen, Helldorado and The Respatexans.[3]

In 2009 he released his first solo album Men and Flies, produced by Lars Horntveth.[1] His second album I Like You (2011) was critically acclaimed.[4] Hagfors played again at the Kongsberg Jazzfestival in July 2012.[5]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • Men and Flies (2009)
  • I Like You (2011)

Solo singles[edit]

  • Tattooed on My Eyes (2009)

With HGH[edit]

  • Pignoise (2000)
  • Trash Grass & Love Songs (2001)
  • Seb's Hotel (2003)
  • Miracle Working Man (2004)
  • All the Men in Dresses (2007)

With Home Groan[edit]

  • Home Groan (1997)
  • Modern Man (1998)
  • Astrodome (1999)
  • Fish (2000)
  • Addicted (2001)
  • Raccoon (2002)
  • The Cream of the Crop (2003)
  • The Opening Act (2004)
  • Hey Revolution Now! (2006)

With Askil Holm[edit]

  • Seven Days in the Sun (2001)
  • Seven Days in the Sun EP (2002)
  • Wonderland (2002)
  • Daydream Receiver (2003)
  • Turbulence (2003)
  • Living in the Country (2006)
  • Where the Angels Sleep (2006)
  • Argue (2007)
  • Get Up! (2009)
  • Rolling the Slow Bus Home (2009)
  • Harmony Hotel (2007)

Other projects[edit]

  • Family Values Christmas EP (1995), with Weld
  • Are You Teigened? EP' (1996), with The Janh Teigen Experience
  • Hardship Volunteer (1998), with The Respatexans
  • Magazine (1998), with Jaga Jazzist
  • Almost Famous (1998), with The Respatexans
  • Tore Andersen (1998), with Tore Andersen
  • Rib Bone of My Own (1999), with Kristin Berglund
  • Opp (1999), with Bönkers
  • Songs From the Loosing End V2.0 (1999)
  • Need to Need You (2001), with Brent
  • Everybody Knows This Is Norway: A Tribute to Neil Young (2001)
  • Stickin' It to You Again... (2001)
  • Crowtown (2001), with Crowtown
  • Sex, Money & Violence (2001), with Tiger City Jukes
  • Here and There (2001), with Brent
  • Pilate (2002), with Pilate
  • Christmas in Bluestown (2002)
  • Serpentine (2002), with Motorpsycho
  • CoolTur (2002), with Hellbillies
  • The Agenda (2003)
  • Country Chris/Life Is a Little Lie (2003), with Motor Home
  • Rec 90 Label Sampler (2003)
  • Kvinnen i mitt liv (album)|Kvinnen i mitt liv (2003)
  • Waving Goodbye (2003), with Kristin Asbjørnsen
  • Marshmallow Drive (2003), with Crowtown
  • What Is Left? (2004), with The National Bank
  • Sivil ulyd 2: Sivilarbeiderplata (2004)
  • ...Boiing & Zipp (2004), with PhasePhour
  • Who Did This to You (2004), with Bøygard
  • Tolerate (2004), with The National Bank
  • Director's Cut (2004), with Helldorado
  • A Couple of Days in Larsville (2004), with Elisabeth Andreassen
  • Women Rocked the Cradle of the Blues (2004), with Kristin Berglund
  • The National Bank (2004), with The National Bank
  • Belly Dream (2004), with Bøygard
  • Teenage Queen (2004), with Helldorado
  • Det ensomme landet (2004), with Roy Lønhøiden
  • Lørdagsøndag (2004), with Spön
  • Ring & His Absinthe Cloud (2004), with Filip Ring Andersen
  • Linger Songs (2005), with Johnny Hide
  • Shine On (2005), with The Respatexans
  • Alt for Norge (2005), with Håkon Gebhardt & Andreas Mjøs
  • Dansbare takras og andre lekkerbiskener (2005)
  • Short Stories (2005), with Elisabeth Andreassen
  • Songs of Norway (2005)
  • What We Must (2005), with Jaga Jazzist
  • Nordic Notes Vol. 1 (2006)
  • Songs of the Land (2006), with Bill Booth
  • Røta – Hellbillies' beste (2006), with Hellbillies
  • In Glorious Mono (2006)
  • Geriljagospel (2006), with Onkel Tuka
  • Bang bang rett ned (2007), with Levi Henriksen & Thomas Mårud
  • Cowboy & Indianer Sessions Vol. 1 (2007)
  • Too Much Yang (2007), with BigBang
  • Bettan Country (2007), with Elisabeth Andreassen
  • Pay Me My Money Down (2007)
  • Vandringsmannens beste (2007), with Roy Lønhøiden
  • Let Go (2007), with The National Bank
  • McMusic 38 (2007)
  • Folkealarm Oslo 2008 (2008)
  • Color of the Sun (2008), with Ida Jenshus
  • Norsk visesang i 50 år (2008)
  • Hallelujah Live – Volume 2 (2009), with De nye gitarkameratene Lind/Nilsen/Fuentes/Holm
  • Dreams of Yesterday (2009), with Bobby Bare
  • Røst (2009), with Nordafjells
  • Time to Harvest (2009), with Bönkers
  • Discolated Remixes 2007–2008 (2009), with DiskJokke
  • Right Around the Corner (2009), with Tore Andersen
  • Jeffrey & The Free Radikals (2009), with Jeffrey & The Free Radikals
  • Øresus og nesegrus (2009), with OSA
  • Sinful Soul (2009), with Helldorado
  • Musikkoperatørene Sampler våren 2009 (2009)
  • Blue Rose (2010), with Tone Silvia Holen
  • I Am a Star (2010), with Zoo Lounge
  • Let It Last (2010), with Bob Haley
  • Dead Man's Gold (2010), with The Brigade
  • Doghouse Rose (2012), with Benedicte Brænden
  • An Instantaneous Journey With Martin Hagfors & C+C=Maxigross EP (2014), with C+C=Maxigross

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