When Ida Gard was among the winners of Danish national tv’s talent competition Karrierekanonen, (Career Booster) in 2008, she got offers from big record companies. No, thank you, said the singer and songwriter from Jutland. She would rather go her own way and have complete control over her production and career. She set up her own company with the dreadful name Oh My Gard! and has to date released three albums, all successes. The latest is Womb, from 2016, which Danish music magazine Gaffa gave four stars and lavish praise, saying this stylish album has international potential. 33 year-old Ida Gard, whose full name is Ida Bidstrup Østergaard, is gradually building up an audience and a following in Germany, where she tours a lot, as well as at home. In 2014, Ida Gard opened for Bob Dylan at a concert in Aarhus’ Amfiscene. Armed with an electric guitar and her own songs, Ida Gard convinced that heterogenic Dylan audience that she is a singer-songwriter with a story to tell who can stand on her own two feet.