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Blues At Sea 2014

Louise Hoffsten

Louise Hoffsten is a swedish blues and rock singer. Born in the small Swedish town Linköping and with a jazz trumpet playing father, Gunnar Hoffsten, she was on to music early.

Her career started as singer in the popular Swedish band Clas Yngström & Sky High in the mid 80's. After she left Sky High she started her solo career.

Supported by one of Sweden's most popular rock band at the time, Wilmer X, she released her debut album 1987, Genom Eld och Vatten. This was rewarded as the best debut album that year. She continued recording blues rock albums in swedish for some years.
In 1993 she switched to a major label company and issued a new album with English lyrics, Rhythm & Blonde. After that the career declined...

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Erja Lyytinen (FI)

In the past few years, Erja Lyytinen has taken the international music scene by storm. She’s a young, talented singer/songwriter and exceptional guitarist who plays everything from dobro to slide guitar. "But the guitar – or any instrument for that matter – is there just to support the story that I'm always trying to tell with a song", she says.

Erja was born to a musical family in Kuopio, a little town in the middle of Finland. At the age of 15 she was performing with her parents – singing and at first playing the violin and later the electric guitar. "People always wonder how a girl picked up the guitar. But being from a musical family – my mother is a bassist and my father a guitarist – I don't think that's a far stretch," ...

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Thorbjørn Risager (DK)

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