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Wednesday, March 16 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Gudrid Hansdottir

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Way out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland and Scotland, is a cluster of 18 small islands called the Faroe Islands. That where the Gudrid Hansdottir was born and raised. Her music is a Lilith Fair-worthy blend of chamber pop and perky folk-rock and the past years she´s been performing in Europe and USA. Gudrid started singing at an early age and shared a high interest in Music. She loved going through her fathers vinyl records and she discovered great artists like Kate Bush, Dolly Parton, Jethro Tull and Jimi Hendrix. Her father was a highly skilled guitar player on the Faroes and on Gudrid's 14 year old birthday he taught her a couple of guitar chords and she started writing songs of her own. In 2007 at age 26, Gudrid finally released her debut album Love is Dead which featured old and new songs. It was well received by critics and the same year she won the award "Best Female Artist" at the Planet Awards (Faroese Music Awards). After her first album Gudrid performed in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Germany with great success. Her self-released second album, last June's The Sky Is Opening, quickly became the bestselling CD in the Faroe Islands and was awarded the Faroes' Planet Awards Album of the Year. At present Gudrid is in the recording studios recording her third album which will be out in february 2011. The new will be a mixture of folk/alternative/indie sung in Faroese and English
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Gudrid Hansdottir

Way out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland and Scotland, is a cluster of 18 small islands called the Faroe Islands. That where the Gudrid Hansdottir was born and raised. Her music is a Lilith Fair-worthy blend of chamber pop and perky folk-rock and the past years... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn 500 N IH 35

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