Rita Engedalen

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Rita Engedalen won the Norwegian grammy award for best blues cd release 2006.Rita Engedalen

Her latest CD, Heaven ain’t ready for me yet, was nominated to the Norwegian Grammy Award!

Rita Engedalen is an amazing blues artist from Norway. Her 2 CD releases, Here my song (2004) and Heaven ain’t ready for me yet (2006) are both superb albums witch demonstrate Rita’s unique talent in a wide range. She’s not what you would call a mainstream blues performer; she’s really a truly original artist.

Rita’s influences are mostly American folk music from districts and areas not very familiar to the mainstream audiences. Dusty roads, back and forth from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi Delta are areas she travels musically. Her intense nerve, her strong and rich voice mixed with deeply rooted soul form her personal musical expression. Many songs rooted in Rita’s musical landscape are often formed upon a simple, repetitive chord progression with intensely felt emotions and the raw power of trance. Making songs in these musical terms is for Rita very natural; she’s actually a natural born master.

Rita is a full range artist, both on CD and as a live performer.The combination of natural talent, a beautiful voice, solid song writing skills, original music and her outstanding musicians makes Rita’s live shows to amazing experiences!

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