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MUSICIAN Born:

Keven Eknes

Following the trend of having the first professional gigs as a early teenager, I debuted my original EP “Extraterrestrial” at 19, and won prestigious awards: PwC Award; G9Alt Award x2; Helgåleiren Guitar Idol; Tom Wilhelmsen Stiftelse x5; Sandnes City Honorary Recognition 2014 in support of my career. As a quintessential musician, I was also a university drop-out at Paul McCartney's LIPA, desiring to chase the “American Dream” starting at Berklee College of Music in 2014. After being offered both the European Tour and the Writing&Composition Scholarship, I became a division award-winner the following year for "Outstanding Musicianship" as selected by faculty, and in 2016 was one-third of the recipients of the prestigious Artist's Diploma (A.D.) among the 950 graduates, closing with a packed arena concert. My journey as a full-time guitarist since have been ranging from recording lead guitar for National Geographic and Liam Ferrari to performing 1000s of shows in multi-million dollar productions and national tours as well as performing at Gardeball (King of Norway's Ball), being selected by Smoky Mountain Opry as their "Best Male Performer" nominee for the IAAPA Brass Ring Award

ARTICLE: RADIO

Running The Bas(s)es

Read "Running The Bas(s)es" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

In baseball parlance, “touch 'em all" refers to hitting a four-bagger, a home run. In this week's episode, we try to “touch" a whole bunch of wonderful contemporary bassists. The following would make up a pretty darn good all-star team of “bass" runners: John Hébert with Marty Ehrlich, Joshua Abrams, Drew Gress in Free Country, Sean ...

Free Country

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: I Walk the Line; Lonesome Road Blues; Wayfaring Stranger; This Land is Your Land; Twelve Gates to the City; Tennessee Waltz; Hell Broke Loose in Georgia; Folsom Prison Blues; Tender Years; Will the Circle Be Unbroken; Sing Me Back Home; Lone Pilgrim.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joel Harrison: Free Country

Read "Free Country" reviewed by Julian Derry

Joel Harrison's Free Country kicks off with a cover version of the late Johnny Cash's “I Walk The Line" in the country style of guest vocalist Norah Jones, but halfway through the first track comes a hint of better, freer things to come, and no doubt the motivation behind the album's title. The album ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joel Harrison: Free Country

Read "Free Country" reviewed by Jim Santella

Through his free interpretation of American folk songs and country classics, guitarist Joel Harrison explores the growth patterns that exist under today's expanding jazz umbrella. As a contemporary blues band, Harrison's ensemble slides and moans characteristically to uphold the tradition of this deep-seated music. As a backbeat-driven rock band, the guitarist's arrangements ...


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