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Press release for the third album by country-rocker Karin Wright!

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Presseskriv for Karin Wright's tredje album!

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From her first fully-fledged country album "Full House" (2004) through "Hunting a Dream" (2009) the third album
"Too Rock'n'Roll for Country, Too Country For Rock'n'Roll" carries the torch forward with a more rocking sound.

"There's been blues and there's been country music.
And let's face it, those are the two vital ingredients of rock and roll!"

- Keith Richards


"It doesn't have to be perfect – it just has to be right"
Fra “You’re the Man ”, Karin Wright

Bitten Forsudd og Martin Caspersen er produsenter på denne utgivelsen.
Martin Caspersen spiller bokstavelig og billedlig på svært mange strenger.
Han er mannen bak den genuine gitar signatur og har arrangert låtene på
"Too Rock'n'Roll for Country,too country for Rock'n'roll”.
Hr. Caspersen spiller med Skrujern, The Phantoms og Toini & The Tomcats.

Karin Wright har som vanlig med seg et knippe A-lags musikere:
Dagfin Hjort Hovind
Per Madsen
Egil Stemkens
Knut Reiersrud
Jørun Bøgeberg

og Sveinung Lilleheier
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Don Wayne Reno og John Wheeler fra det ikke ukjente rockgrass bandet Hayseed Dixie gir krydder til et par av låtene på denne platen.

Dette er ekte vare fra en artist med integritet!

Ordentlig Radio interview

Karin was interviewed on the Norwegian Oradio, broadcasted October 2012.

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Rootsy Award

Winner of "Best Country/Bluegrass/Rockabilly album, Norway"
rootsy.nu

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Needless to say, this album excites me! I love her blend of country and rock...
Her vocal tone is simply wonderful...
3.75 out of 4 - Leslie White, IAE Magazine

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If there's any artist she can be compared to, it would be Lucinda Williams.
Both are country rockers with an honest and true approach to their craft.
The album skillfully blends soft country ballads and high energy rock...
This the real thing from an artist with integrity!
Country Music-America

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"This lady is full of pep! Raw, catchy uncompromisingly
honest and sensitive in tone.
Not only does she have with her an A-team of musicians,
– she's now a part of this exclusive team.
She is uncompromising and willing to listen. The music is unpolished and full of temperament,
hard-hitting and sensitive without any conveniences.
A very potent combination."
Svein Andersen, Aftenposten/national newspaper Norway

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"Karin Wright has made an album with an aura that literally lights up the charm and joy of playing.
Wright seems to have found her style and expression within the framework of country music,
and I sincerely believe her when I hear her lyrics.
Honesty, perhaps the most important ingredient in country music, is definitely in place here"
Jan Eiesland, No Deal Music

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"Karin Wright from Oslo is a lady with a punk background who now runs the other way.
after two country albums her new album "Too Rock'nRoll For Country
(Too Country For Rock'n'Roll) has a slightly tougher character,without in any way deny ing the country music. Raw and unpolished."
Øyvind Rønning. Dagbladet/national Newspaper Norway. click thumb for original:

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"Rocking country. It sounds tight and tough, and the opening track and title song «Too Rock ‘N’ Roll For Country
(Too Country For Rock’N’ Roll)» sets the standard at once. Karin Wright is an artist you believe in..."
Lars Weberg, Fredriksstad Blad

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"Nice to hear a voice which sounds different and not like anyone else."
JOHN BROOKFIELD, PATHFINDER MAGAZINE, UK

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"A good mix ... she makes it in a great way ... Worth to notice!"
NRK P2 - (National Broadcasting Radio)

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Karin Wright's album is great not a bad track on it, I have played track 1 and track 3 this week
I shall be playing track 9 it is hard to pick out a favourite because they are all so good.
John Morris Trust AM1278 "Keeping Country on the Radio, UK

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"Fave cuts: 1,2,5,9,15. I will play those five songs on my show..."
Keith Greentree, BBC Radio. Rodeo Norfolk


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"...with this third album she really hit the board, and honed her character as an artist!
The songs are, without exception, very good!"

bitt.origo.no

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"The title of Karin's new CD says quite well what it's all about ...
«Too Rock ‘N’ Roll For Country (Too Country For Rock’N’ Roll)».... Karin gives us several strong rock songs.
There are some really beautiful songs that are catchy and appealing, both in terms of vocal and instrumentally
Including the title track, Too Rock'n'Roll for Country, Dancing in my mind .. and others.
The ballad Long Lost Higway is also a nice song and so is "Lucky Once."
Per Gyllingberg. Country Channel. Sweden

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Country Music and Dance Magazine
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SOME PREVIOUS WORDS FROM THE PRESS:

En av de tøffeste og råeste.
At hun etter to gode plater fortsatt er nesten ubeskrevet, er en skam med tanke på hvor mye krutt og levd liv som bor i dama -
og hvor ubesværet hun når toppen i et imponerende stemmeregister.
Wright er sjøl en god låtskriver, men treffer også godt på coverfronten,
som en «Wasted Time» mer sjelfull enn jeg kan huske å ha hørt på denne siden av Eagles.
Slipp denne skjulte skatten inn i varmen!
- Øyvind Rønning, Dagbladet (by:Larm 2010) Terningskast 5


Norway's own country queen is slowly but surely winning the DJs over in the rest of Europe. And she's done it the hard way. She came into the music business fairly late in her life with her debut album released back in 2004, but it's with her very personal and very honest current album, "Hunting The Dream", that she has made people stand up. The new single is as earthy as it comes - "Lonesome Prison" is exactly as you would imagine it to be - raw and full of emotion.
Norwegian singer Karin Wright describes her material as country music with a scent of rock'n'roll and that about sums her up perfectly. The Oslo gal will be celebrating her new album by the time you read this on her own label. "Hunting A Dream" is the album title but "Bar Thing" is the choice for the first single. With influences that range from Patsy Cline to Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones you know you're in for a rollercoaster ride with this lady with a no - nonsense approach.
- Up Country Magazine (GB) September 2009

Over to Norway next, check out the album by Karin Wright. Karin is a singer songwriter and has written 8 of the 10 tracks on the album. The exceptions being "Bar Thing" quite a rocky number that was released as a single, and a cover of The Eagles "Wasted Time". Her own songs range from the stone Country sounding on "Some Believe" and "I'm With You" to the rockabilly "Hit Me With It Darlin'" Her Country numbers remind me of early Loretta Lynn. Meanwhile, "Down The Road" and "Indian Warrior" have a more folksy feel to it. With Norway attracting so many big Nashville names and festivals these days, perhaps we should take notice of the artists who are the main players in what is becoming the "Nashville of Europe"! Karin Wright certainly deserves your attention.
- Stuart Fenvick. Desember 2009, Country Music & Dance in Scotland Magazine

Karin har cd'n "Full House fra 2004 å se tilbake på. Det var country/roots så det holdt. Denne gangen leverer hun ti låter hvor hun har skrevet tekst til åtte av dem. De øvrige er henta fra Don Henley ( The Eagles ) og Steve Mitchell. Hun har alliert seg med kapasiteter som Jan Dahlen og Espen Jørgensen som låtskrivere og musikere som Jørun Bøgeberg, Martin Caspersen, Bitten Forsudd o.a. fra Oslo miljøet. Resultatet er noen bra tunge og rocka sanger med mollen hengende over seg. Et knippe salige ballader og et par helt nedstrippa akkustiske bidrag med en utmerket Sveinung Lilleheier på pedal steel. Karin slipper unna med fire rykende revolvere fordi hun har en ektefødt tilnærming til sitt eget skrevne materiell. Hun har brukt tid sammen med gode musikere til å sette sammen en smakfull og variert CD. Referanser til den mørke siden av livet finner vi i coverlåten "Wasted Time" av Henley, som ikke var det hvite fåret han ga seg ut for å være. Karin Wright unngår også det banalt sentimentale. Dama er rocka i stilen, men også sart der det trengs. Hun har en overraskende fleksibel stemme med god diksjon. Tekstene er gjennomarbeidet og personlige. Litt Patsy Cline hører jeg, men Karin har satt sin egen signatur på "Hunting A Dream", og på scenen trøkker hun alltid til med det lille ekstra som gjør at du bare må tro på henne. Fremheves må også Martin Caspersen på gitar, orgel og piano.
- Eddie Trazz, Norway Rock Magazine Desember 2009.


"Bar Thing" (singel fra "Hunting A Dream"). Steintøff norsk countryrock norsk dame som kan sakene sine. "Hunting A Dream" Nytt album fra Norges tøffeste countryrock dame.
- Tom Skjeklesæther, Klassekampen

Det svart-hvite coveret vekker assosiasjoner til Gillian Welch og Iris DeMent, og det musikalske uttrykket til Karin Wright er like jordnært som hos de to amerikanske damene. «Full House» er bygd på en minimalistisk tilnærming til country, der en stemme med karakter løftes av akustiske instrumenter. Wright og produsent Geir Sundstøl har plukket musikere fra øverste hylle, det vil si Sundstøl selv på diverse gitarer, Jørund Bøgeberg (bass) og Trond Augland (tr.), med rockedama Bitten Forsudd og musikaldama Heidi Gjermundsen som korister. Materialet er en blanding av egne tekster - med melodier av Jan Dahlen - og treffsikre coverlåter som «Heartache Tonight» (Eagles) og «Hangin' In», kjent med Tanya Tucker. Så nå kan alle bensinstasjoner
endelig legge Heidi Hauge-platene i skuffen og gjøre plass til ei ekte norsk countrydame!
- Øyvind Rønning, Dagbladet (2004)