Karin Wright
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Karin Wright

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Oslo, Oslo County, Norway | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Country Bluegrass

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"Delightful album."

Stuart Cameron, Radio Borders UK
Fave tracks: 1,4,5,8,
A delightful album which has been years in the making.
It's an interesting concept and a very honest piece of work.
Well done
- Radio Borders UK


"Great country voice"

Jackie Blair:
Fave tracks - 2,1,8,7,10
A very enjoyable album. Karin has a great country voice
and the backing is superb - Scottish Country & Dance Magazine UK


"Characteristic voice"

"The black and white album cover awakes assosiations to Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent, and Karin Wright's musical expression is as down to earth as it is with these two American Ladies. Full House is built on a minimalistic approach to country music, her "The black and white album cover awakes assosiations to Gillian Welch and Iris DeMent, and Karin Wright's musical expression is as down to earth as it is with these two American Ladies. Full House is built on a minimalistic approach to country music, her characteristic voice is lifted by accoustic instruments. The material on this album is a mix of Karin's lyrics and tunes by Jan Dahlen and great covers like 'Heartache tonight' by The Eagles and Tanya Tucker." (Dagbladet)*



- Dagbladet


"Fabulous!"

John Morris, Trust AM Radio, UK

Fave cuts - The whole album!

Comments - Every so often an album comes my way which blows me away completely and this is the album. Fabulous!

- Trust AM Radio, UK


"Karin Wright is no poseur"

"Karin Wright is no poseur. She is convincing. Her sound is simplistic and down to earth. Most of all, she is serious about her music." (Aftenposten)* - Aftenposten/Norway


"Here comes a real Country Lady!"

"There are several other female 'country artists' in Norway. What they have in common is that they don't give us real country music, it sounds more like pale pop. But here comes a real Country Lady! She approaches the genre with honesty and soul. Her voice on top, along with the accoustic sound. She has a vulnerable and caracteristic voice that reminds of Toni Price. The lady from Austin that every week all through the year plays at the legendary Continental Club. Karin Wright also has this bluesy voice. This album has good songs, many are written in collaboration with Jan Dahlen, and she does an awesome version of The Eagles Heartache tonight. Yes this is impressive, finally a good Norwegian country-folk album. I pray to every truckdriver in Norway : Put on Karin Wright!"
(Tromsoeby.no)*

- Tromsoe City daily/Norway


"Karin Wright is no poseur"

"Karin Wright is no poseur. She is convincing. Her sound is simplistic and down to earth. Most of all, she is serious about her music." (Aftenposten)* - Aftenposten/Norway


"Honorable country debut"

"Honorable country debut. Her debut album as a solo artist is true to the genre, country music. Geir Sundstoel has put his mark on this recording, a wizzard on strings, plays the mandolin, eletric guitar, lap steel and pedal steel. He has also produced the album. Karin Wright and Jan Dahlen has written five songs together, they know the name of the game, the songs are varied and captivating. She is about to become one of the leading ladies in Norwegian country scene." (Fredrikstad Blad)*
- Fredrikstad Magazine/Norway


"Honorable country debut"

"Honorable country debut. Her debut album as a solo artist is true to the genre, country music. Geir Sundstoel has put his mark on this recording, a wizzard on strings, plays the mandolin, eletric guitar, lap steel and pedal steel. He has also produced the album. Karin Wright and Jan Dahlen has written five songs together, they know the name of the game, the songs are varied and captivating. She is about to become one of the leading ladies in Norwegian country scene." (Fredrikstad Blad)*
- Fredrikstad Magazine/Norway


"Top 50 Albums 2014"

By finally finding a home with a traditional bluegrass sound and The Rolling Stones song providing the title, ‘You Got The Silver’ is the start of something big for Norway’s Karin Wright. - Famous Last Words


"Silver Lining"

In the ten years or so that Karin Wright has been living and breathing the life of a musician, operating within the genres of country rock and now bluegrass music, there has been one constant during this progression through the ranks, and that is to be true to herself. By maintaining a strict regime to this one particular ethical code has seen Karin Wright create the enviable position of being able to write and record the music which feels most natural to her, without any compromise or interference, and, in the process, build a steady following that are now enjoying her latest album ‘You Got The Silver’. -


"Karin Wright "You Got the Silver""

I remember when Norwegian country music sounded very Norwegian and nothing like anything that ever came out of the country that created country music. When performers thought a Stetson was all it took, and so did the record buyers. And even the good ones didn't really sound authentically American, which, let's face it, all proper country music should. Well, just this year there's been several brilliant Norwegian acts that sound like they come from various parts of that land, and this is one of those. I guess the word we're looking for is "authentic". Or how about "heartfelt"? "Real" and "true" are two more of my favorites. Karin Wright knows that you gotta have a fiddler in the band (and a mandolin player too!), and her country songs are mostly of the broken hearted kind, which always was the best kind anyway. Her voice gives you just the slightest hint that at least a few of these songs are based on experience, but whatever bad has happened in her love life ended up as songs to lift our spirits, so hey, lost some, won some I guess? This is an album I would recommend to all lovers of the genre any day, so to me "You Got the Silver" is pure gold. - An Album a Day


"Love Me Darlin' ( Just Tonight )"

Norwegian bluegrass/country singer Karin Wright has released a new music video from her current album, You Got The Silver.

It’s for the familiar Stanley Brothers classic, Love Me Darlin’ Just Tonight, but it takes a unique approach. The musical arrangement is hard-charging and traditional, but the video consists of animations by Karin’s friend Hanne Nystroem with Haugtussa Productions.

See if this doesn’t give you a chuckle. - Bluegrass Today


Discography

"Full House" 2004.
"Hunting A Dream" 2009.

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KARIN WRIGHT «YOU GOT THE SILVER»

Karin Wright's fourth album is strictly back to the basics, after a couple of country rock albums is

her last production stripped down to pure ole country & bluegrass! The album is produced by

Don Wayne Reno and Dale Reno.

The songs are picked to suit Karin perfectly and it sounds like it was recorded in the ole days,

simple and true. The oldest tune on the album is "Salty Dog", first time it was recorded was back

in 1924 with Papa Charlie Jackson for Paramount & Broadway. "Jealous Heart" by Jenny Lou

Carson are from 1944. Several songs have the goodtime country feel to them such as The Rolling

Stones song "You Got The Silver", like it was done in the fifties and sixties. Among the old

songs are three self-made songs: "Like A Fading Rose" and "Sandy" is written by Karin and her

longtime friend Johanna Demker and Mitch Harrell. "True Believers" is collaboration with

Nikolai Grasaasen and the Norwegian Grammy award winner for 2013 in the country genre

Bendik Brænne.

On this album she has joined forces with The Reno & Harrell Band:

Don Wayne Reno: Banjo/guitar

Dale Reno: Mandolin

Mitch Harrell: Guitar/harmony vocals

Robbie Wells: Fiddle/harmony vocals

Ron Spears: Upright Bass/harmony vocals

Steve Wilson on the dobro, Dale went to see his old time friend Steve in the music store he works

in and to ask him to play on the album. Steve who has declined studio work for fifteen years

finally said yes to play! We sat down in the control room and when Steve started playing on his

dobro we had goosebumps all together! It was an absolutely amazing moment and it just sounded

so beautiful.

"You Got The Silver" was recorded in one week in the heart of Virginia, right outside the city

Roanoke. The album was recorded live, simple, melodic and with beautiful harmonies. The

producers Don Wayne Reno and Dale Reno fell in the bluegrass pot as kids, their father Don

Reno has played with old time legends such as Bill Monroe and had success with Reno & Smiley

in the sixties. He is widely known for the song "Dueling Banjos" and The Reno & Smiley song

"I'm Long Gone" is on the soundtrack to the movie " Oh Brother Where Art Thou".

In the beginning of the year 2000 Don Wayne and Dale joined the rockgrass band Hayseed Dixie

who traveled Europe with great success for many years. In 2012 they decided to go back to where

they came from, to the music that they were bred on: true bluegrass!

The chosen few who have had a sneak peak to "You Got The Silver" got associations to Rose

Maddox and Patsy Cline. We are just fine with that! ;) Going back in time, recording songs like

they did way back then has given this album a wonderful country feeling that suits Karin

perfectly! Just as she wished for!

Release date: October 17th. 2014!

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