This weekend I attended the funeral of a young 17 year old girl named Maria.
Maria was an early victim of the massacre at Utøya and an unfathomable loss for her family and friends.
Maria was the daughter of my first guitar player in Home Groan, Terje Johannesen.
Terje was responsible for introducing me to my producer and friend Lars Horntveth and the rest of the Jaga Jazzist family resulting in our 15 year + collaboration.
This sad summer is coming to an end and with heavy hearts once again the creaking wheels must turn.
I will play with HGH at a small festival at Ringnes Farm on the 19th & 20th of August. The festival's director is Talleiv Taro Manum who was responsible for the cover of my solo album Men And Flies and the last HGH album All The Men In Dresses.
My new solo album I Like You due to be released October 3rd will finally be heading into production this week with a cover designed by Kim Hiorthøy.