My Best Concerts in 2013, Part 1

Kvelertak audience Slottsfjell 2013 © Per Ole Hagen2013 has been a good year for live music. At least it has been great for me. I have been to fourteen festivals, I have seen somewhere between 150 and 200 concerts this year, and I have enjoyed most of them. For some of them I have seen only part of it, but  many I have seen the whole concert. Here are 15 of my best 30 concert experiences this year. (Picture above: the audience at Kvelertak’s concert at the Slottsfjell festival)

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Lucinda Williams in Oslo

Lucinda Williams 2013 © Per Ole HagenLucinda WIlliams is one of the best songwriters in the Americana – country landscape for the last 20 years. She has won three Grammys  and has been nominated for 12 more. Her commercial break through came as late as 1998 with Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. From that CD she has been up there as one of the leading female artists in the the landscape between country, rock and Americana.

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