Bjørn Eidsvåg (NO)

The Norwegian songsmith Bjørn Eidsvåg has a large following in Denmark, while in his homeland he is one of the best-selling recording artists. His lyrics touch on existential matters, such as faith and doubt, and he can deal with big questions in simple, accessible songs. He has often been described as the thinking person’s songwriter, his music inspired by folk, rock and the ballad traditions, with input from bossa nova, soul and jazz. Bjørn Eidsvåg was born in 1954, is an ordained minister and has worked in psychiatry. His music career began in 1971, his first recording dates from 1976, and he has since lived as songwriter, musician and story-teller.  In 1993 he made a name for himself in Norway with the album Allemannsland (Everybody’s Country), and his albums Tålt (Tolerated) (2002) and Rundt Neste Sving (Round the Next Bend) (2010) sold over 200,000 copies each. Through the years, Bjørn Eidsvåg has been on many tours, including Denmark. His most recent album is Tabt Paradis (Paradise Lost) from 2020. He is appearing with his band at Tønder Festival 2022.