It’s a whopping 7644,27 km to get from Oslo to Paris, Texas. But once Helge Lien and Knut Hem reach for their dobro and piano, the distance feels like a stone’s throw. Combining the best from jazz and bluegrass, these two exceptional musicians are revealing the bewildering similarities between two contradictory worlds: The silent melancholy of the fjords and the endless solitude of the canyons; the freezing cold of the Norwegian countryside and the red-hot freedom of the American highways.
To this special duo Helge Lien continues to perform with his own trio - the HELGE LIEN TRIO.
Helge Lien – grand piano
Knut Hem - dobro/weissenborn