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Knut Reiersrud: Gitar

Read "Gitar" reviewed by John Kelman

So much has been written about the Nordic sound that it's easy to forget, for most Norwegians--like anyone else--that their roots don't lay entirely within the tradition of their own country. In the case of the normally far-from-reticent Knut Reiersrud and the aptly titled Gitar, there are trace elements of traditional British folk music, the blues, Ry Cooder, acoustic tap-masters like Michael Hedges and more, but the result is a masterful album of gentle beauty, with Reiersrud's inestimable talents subsumed ...


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