Logan Lind
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Logan Lind

Mena, Arkansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Mena, Arkansas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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Local musician, Logan Lind, just returned from North Dakota where he performed at Norsk Høstfest, one of the largest Scandinavian Festivals in North America. This was the second consecutive year that Lind was invited to perform. The 4 day festival drew over 60,000 people a day, and Lind and his band (Dr. Ron Beckel, aka: Dr. B and Don Buttermilk), played a total of 8 shows. Other festival entertainers included Kris Kristofferson, Alabama, Bill Cosby, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bjøro Håland, Frigg, The Abba Girlz and Tigirlily. Lind, who is half Norwegian, added his unique style of “Folk/Rock with a Scandinavian Edge.”
“Norsk Høstfest is a huge cultural event in North Dakota. You have people from all over the world attend – and the little town of Minot becomes an international hub for 4 days during the festival. It’s like being in another country, with all the diverse music, languages, incredible foods, and skilled artisans displaying their works,” states Lind.
After leaving Minot, Lind then traveled to Grand Forks, where he performed at the University of North Dakota. He was also a guest speaker at 3 Norwegian language classes where he spoke about his Norwegian heritage and music.
Upon returning to Arkansas, Lind performed in Eureka Springs as a finalist in the Ozark Folk Festival Songwriters Competition where he placed 1st Runner Up.
For more information or to follow Logan Lind’s career, visit: www.loganlind.com - My Pulse News


“Logan Lind brought a organic vibe with a raw edge to the stage at this year’s AFEA Entertainment Showcase. With his authentic southern inspired Folk/Rock sound with a Scandinavian flair and the look to accompany, Logan Lind is the total package!” ~ Arkansas Festivals and Events Association (AFEA) – Trina Mitchell, Executive Director - Arkansas Festivals and Events Association (AFEA) – Trina Mitchell, Executive Director


For the second year in a row, Norwegian/American artist Logan Lind will bring his original blend of Folk/Rock with a Scandinavian edge to Norsk Høstfest.

Logan will just be returning fresh from his Scandinavian "Harbor Tour", where he will have teamed up with Norway’s historic emigration ship, Restauration, for a series of cultural events that honors the spirit of the Norwegian emigrant.

Born in Southern Norway and raised in a small railroad town in the Southern United States, Logan has carved out his own musical niche. Armed with a weathered guitar, powerful raspy vocals, and songs full of depth and heart make this singer/songwriter’s performance an experience not to be missed!
- Norsk Høstfest


Amerikaneren Logan Lind spiller denne sommeren for første gang i norge! Selv om hans far utvandret fra norge, har han aldri opptrådd på norsk jord. Fra sørstatene tar han med seg sin trio, hvor ”Dr. B”, Garth Brooks tidligere trommeslager, Ron Beckel skal sørge for å holde rytmen i fjellsiden på Eikerapen.

Logan gav ut sin første plate som sekstenåring, og har siden den gang fått oppmerksomhet fra flere store navn og mediainstitusjoner enn hva man bør nevne uten at artikkelen blir uleselig lang. Han beskriver musikken sin som “Folk/Blues with a Scandinavian Edge”. Det skal bli spennende å høre om Logan legger mer i dette utsagnet etter å ha oppsøkt røttene i sin fars hjemland. - Eikerapen Roots Festival Site


This summer promises to be a great adventure for local musician Logan Lind and his band as they tour and play festivals in Norway.

Born in southern Norway, Lind refers to himself as a “half Norwegian/half American hybrid.” Says Lind, “It has always been a dream of mine to play in the ‘Old Country’. To make my Scandinavian debut with an experienced band of friends and a team headed by my managers (and parents) is truly a blessing.”

Lind, whose style is described as “folk/blues with a Scandinavian edge”, is backed by talented Mena locals. Ron Beckel (a.k.a. Dr. B) plays drums and percussion and Don Buttermilk is on bass guitar.

Playing the Ose Country Festival, the tour begins in Ose, Norway, where they will be sharing the stage with such greats as John Beland and Larry Patton of the Flying Burrito Brothers, along with other bands from all over Scandinavia. After Ose, they will travel to the coastal town of Arendal, where the town hosts 4 days and nights of non-stop music. They will play 2 nights at Madam Reisersen, which is a popular gathering place on the harbor. This gig has special significance for Lind since Arendal is his father’s hometown.

Their next stop is the town of Risør, where they will play at one of the biggest Wooden Boat Festivals in the world. This is one of the highlights of their tour, since the band will be performing on the main harbor stage along with some of Norway’s top artists. Not only does this festival boast great music, but also features some of the most prestigious and historical wooden boats in the world.

The final leg of the tour will take place in Åseral at Eikerapen Roots Festival. This festival is an international roots music festival that features musicians from all over the world, along with several Grammy winners.

On their return to the U.S., Lind and the band will head to Minot, North Dakota to play the “Norsk Høstfest”, the biggest Scandinavian festival in North America. They will play 8 shows over the course of the festival, which draws over 60,000 people. Other acts performing include Vince Gill, Olivia Newton-John, Ronnie Milsap, Dierks Bentley, Jeff Foxworthy, the Oak Ridge Boys, and several popular Scandinavian artists.

“I’m very grateful for the love and support of family, friends, and the local fans of Mena. I’m also thankful for Mr. Mick Riley of Crossover Music, who has been an essential part of our live show and production team,” says Lind. “I couldn’t have done this without the encouragement and prayers of all the people God has put in my life.”

Logan and the band are currently in the studio recording a new CD which will be released for the Norway tour. You can catch their show at the upcoming Lum & Abner Festival, Saturday, June 2nd, at 7:00 pm and you can also follow Lind’s tour on Facebook and Twitter.
- Mena Star


Dermed ble Logan Lind booket til trebåtfestivalen, til store forventninger hos festivalsjefen.

"Dette kan fort bli et av festivalens musikalske høydepunkt." - Odd Sverre Aasbø, Festivalleder - Agderposten


"I love the sound of Logan Lind's voice. He's a baritone with edge and a lot of emotion. I listened to his music and asked him to come perform at our March Nashville Hootenanny. I was very impressed by his stage presence and how much fun he was having sharing his music with the audience.
He is always welcome back here at the Hoot." ~ David Malloy (Producer of over 41 # one hit singles)
"I'm telling you bud, you're fantastic. I love it!... I got chill bumps! I love that!!" ~David's reaction after Logan's set. - Nashville Hootenanny


"Logan Lind was named the winner of the 2011 Texaco Country Music Showdown. By performing his original song "Train", Lind was the winner in a field of 12 performers, and will advance to the state level competition, which will be held in Little Rock in October." ~ Article by Andy Philpot, Mena Star newspaper editor - Mena Star


Logan Lind’s music is refreshingly vibrant and distinctive; vintage with a hint of modern rock. His lyrics are both progressive and inspirational. He was a delight to interview. His faith and musical talents are sure to enchant, persuade and inspire!

~Rachel Mains, Host/Producer – Corner Cafe - Rachel Maines


(A comparison to the late Great Johnny Cash)
CHECK OUT MY MATE LOGAN LIND, HIS MUSIC IS TRUELY CASH TASTIC!!!...
~ Allan Turner-Ward of HopeFm in the UK - Bournemouth's HopeFm with Allan Turner-Ward


Discography

"Where I Am Today"- Logan Lindvigsmoen released 2005
"Fall Down" Single released 2007
"Lift Me Up" Single released 2007
"Logan Lind" EP released January 2010
"Troll Bait" Released February 2013

Tracks: "Train" played on Fort Smith, Ar (KLFS) 90.3 and FM 106.9 Radio Ung (NORWAY)
"Not My Will" played on Fort Smith, Ar (KLFS) 90.3,
"Lift Me Up" played on KENA 102.1 FM , RMCC Radio 88.9 FM, AM 670 KLTT Corner Cafe, and Hope 90.1 (ENGLAND)
"Nordic Swing" & "Shimmer" played on AM 670 KLTT Corner Cafe
"Train" & "Lift Me Up" performed live on Denver's Channel 9 Peacock Cafe
"Nordic Swing" & "Take My Hand" played on The Bay 102.8 in Poole, England
"Nordic Swing" & "Homesick" played on Radio P5 in Arendal, Norway

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Folk/Rock with a Scandinavian Edge = Logan Lind

With an original mixture of southern inspired Folk/Rock laced with Scandinavian embellishment, Logan Lind is carving out his own musical niche. A half Norwegian/half American hybrid armed with a weathered guitar, powerful raspy vocals, and songs full of depth and heart make this singer/songwriter a force to be recognized!

Logan has been rocking crowds with his raw energy and conviction since he was 14. I want to give 110% whether I'm playing for a crowd of one or thousands. Its unforgivable to waste a God given gift. I want to keep it real!

Born in Southern Norway and raised in a small railroad town in the Southern United States, he picked up the guitar at age 11. His first chords were taught to him by neighbor, the late Jack Collier, the man responsible for giving Merle Haggard his start. His advice to Logan was, Practice till your fingers bleed. That's exactly what he did!

It wasn't long before Logan began writing and performing his own music, releasing his first album at 15. His music began to receive airplay in America, Norway, Belgium, and England. He was featured on Denver, Colorado's channel 9 News in 2008, and showcased on Allan-Turner Wards radio program (Hope FM in Bournemouth, England), in 2010. Mr. Ward likened Logan's 2010 Single Lift Me Up to the stylistic tones of Johnny Cash's American recordings, stating Check out my mate Logan Lind! Hes truly Cash-tastic!! His unique gritty style caught the attention of Nashville's David Malloy (Producer of over 41 # one hit singles) who invited Logan to come play on his Nashville Hootenanny Show. Logan played and received an encore. Three months later Logan won the local round of the Texaco Country Showdown in west/central Arkansas with his original, southern inspired song Train.

The summer of 2012 proved that Logan could be accepted in the land of his birth. He returned to his roots, touring Southern Norway. Among the festivals he performed at were Ose County Fest, Eikerapen Roots Festival, and Risr Trebtfestival (one of the biggest wooden boat festivals in the world). Upon his return to the U.S., he performed at Norsk Hstfest, the largest Scandinavian festival in North America (drawing over 60,000 people per day).

Logan will be returning to Norway this summer for a very special tour. He will be traveling with the historic emigration ship, Restauration, as it sails into harbors all along the Norwegian coastline where Logan will be playing a series of concerts that honors the spirit of the Norwegian emigrant.

A resident of 2 countries, Logan now shares his time between Norway and the U.S. When asked what the future holds, he replies, By God, more music! Something that's here to stay.