Vidar Busk

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Vidar Busk
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Vidar Busk at a concert at Cosmopolite in Oslo in April 2016
Background information
Born (1970-05-19) 19 May 1970 (age 49)
Langesund
OriginNorway
GenresBlues, soul
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Websitevidarbusk.no

Vidar Busk (born 19 May 1970 in Langesund, Norway) is a Norwegian guitarist, vocalist, composer and record producer within genres blues and soul.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Busk – Blues i fjæra 2010.

Busk grew up in Langesund, but went to US when 15 years old, to play with the American blues artist Rock Bottom. He toured the U.S. several years before returning to Norway in 1990, and was awarded Smugetprisen 1994. Later he was awarded two times Spellemannprisen, as This year's artist in 1998 and in the blues/country class in 2003.[1][2]

Busk played at Moldejazz 2011, 16 years after the formation of His True Believers.[3]

Honors[edit]

  • Smugetprisen 1994
  • Bluesprisen 1997, from The Norwegian Blues Union
  • Spellemannprisen 1998, as This year's artist
  • Spellemannprisen 2003, in the class Blues/country

Discography[edit]

Vidar Busk and His True Believers[edit]

  • Stompin Our Feet With Joy (1997) (nyutgitt i 2011)
  • I Came Here To Rock (1998)
  • Atomic Swing (1999)

Vidar Busk[edit]

  • Venus Texas (2001)
  • Love Buzz (2003)
  • Starfish (2005)

Vidar Busk and The Voo Doodz[edit]

  • Jookbox Charade (2007)

Vidar Busk and His Bubble of Trouble[edit]

  • Troublecaster (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vidar Busk Biografi – SNL.no". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b "Vidar Busk Biografi – MIC.no". (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Vidar Busk & His True Believers – Moldejazz.no".

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Espen Lind
Recipient of the Artist of the year Spellemannprisen
1998
Succeeded by
Lene Marlin
Preceded by
Bjørn Berge
Recipient of the Blues Spellemannprisen
2003
Succeeded by
Knut Reiersrud