Johansen, Ottar “Big Hand”

The winner of two Spellemannpriser (equal to the US Grammy Awards), one with Claudia/Big Hand/Casino, the other for the solo album “Game Of Hearts”, Johansen has long been pivotal in the growth and popularity of Norway’s music industry, notably through festival and concert appearances with Big Hand Saloon and through his American tours with Joe Sun. In the process, he has shared the stage with such country music immortals as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
More recently, his prominence earned him a mentorship on the popular Stjernekamp series on NRK-TV and netted him the 2014 Cultural Award from the city of Oslo. This year, Johansen is booked to perform at many festivals, and there will be an array of television, print and social media appearances.

 

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