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Now comes the festival Oslo was missing!

"In the summer we must to Stockholm to go on the americana festival. Came back, Down On The Farm!", wrote the author and asked for in a comment with the title of "festivalsommeren is missing" 7. may of last year, an americana-festival in Oslo.

And one is given!

No, Down On The Farm the festival, which ten years ago was moved from the Enningdalen by the Swedish border takes to Halden, is not gjenopppstått. No one has dared or managed to stack it on the legs again, after that it coincided with the terrorist attacks 22. July 2011. "Someone who picks up the glove?" was my question in the comment.

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Well, some talked together quite quickly, and the next weekend, 25. and 26. January, hosts the Norwegian Americana Forum and the Volcano Arena "Interstate 19 - Oslo Americana Weekend". It's added up to two packed evenings with the "new country music", plus a false start on Thursday night and gospelkosert Sunday. The gods shall know that it is not summer, but there is room for festivals in the winter also.

Why is it on time with a great americana festival in Oslo?

One thing is that the bonds between the united STATES and Norway are close both culturally and musically. On the West and South coast there are places and people who are more american than the americans themselves. It is clear that we hear on the country, and we have a long tradition for it.

But it is really enough to see on the poster. From the USA comes sizes such as Ashley Monroe (from the trio Pistol Annies) and Aaron Lee Tasjan and from the Uk My Darling Clementine, but the poster has a predominance of Norwegian artists. None of them deserve to be pushed out of the foreign artists.

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- the Norwegian americanamiljøet has never been greater and better, and one group after the other blossoms and deliver at international level. And - it gets noticed. Darling West, which is obvious festivalartister next weekend, for example, has gained a large audience in the united STATES. A number of others had earned it, and works with the case.

Americana-term originated as a kind of reaction on that country music has gone increasingly in the direction of pop. At the same time wanted to find a new name for the roots and the countryrock, as they were something gammelmodige sekkebetegnelsene for the genre where country meets rock. Alternative country and No depression was attempted, but the americana won.

a few years ago was a Norwegian Americana Forum established in Norway, and the british followed up with Americana Music in the UK. For the scant three years ago woke up also the american "listebibelen" Billboard. They struck together his people-list of the americana, and the genre is really hold in the heat.

This week - and the 64 other weeks before this - topped charts of Chris Stapletons "the Traveller". But the concept is expansive. He is also in fourth place on the Billboard countryliste. Mark " the times they "Down The Road Wherever" tops both The Americana Music Association's radio list and the corresponding list in the Uk for the download, cd and vinyl. Have you thought about that it is the americana?

Norwegians love the "harry" music

We flock most in the Nordic countries, both on free and paid strømmetjenester in the number of hours (respectively 18,38 and 11, 44 hours in a week). It shows The Polaris Nordic Digital Music survey 2018, an annual survey of musikkvaner in the Nordic countries.

It is not broken down at the americana. But - it shows that one out of five has country as one of their favorittsjangere. We are listening about as much to pop as Denmark, Sweden and Finland (plus minus 50 per cent) and a little less on the rock than in Finland (42 against 47 per cent).

For the country are the numbers , respectively 14, 16, 13, and - in the Uk - 21 per cent. How many per cent pops up on the Volcano Arena, Pokalen and The clubs around Mathallen - next weekend? It can lay the foundation for the Interstate 20. And 21.

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