Norwegian Fingerpickers, Ruminating on Their Craft and Feelings

KofC (photo) and Sondre Lerche, both from Bergen, played in at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City last week.

Norwegian songwriters traveling light came to the Bowery Ballroom this week, writes The New York Times.

On Tuesday Sondre Lerche played solo, and Thursday brought Kings of Convenience, the duo of Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Boe.

They all arrived with only their guitars, their finely turned melodies, their reflections on music and relationships, and, displayed just as openly, level upon level of self-consciousness. The music was unadorned but not simple.

Read the New York Times review here

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