“Help Me Make It Through The Night” er den nye radio singelen fra OttarBig Hand´s kritikerroste album, “Big Hand 70”. En drivende versjon av Kris Kristoffersens verdenskjente låt fra 1970 får  fram smilet og den gode følelsen! Denne versjonen av låten er inspirert av «The Highwaymen» sine live show, hvor Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson og Johnny Cash gjør en tilnærmet versjon.

 

«Jeg har spilt denne låten på de fleste av mine konserter siden 1970, og ville gjerne hedre en av mine favoritt-låtskrivere ved å inkludere den på mitt aller siste fysiske album» sier Ottar Big Hand.

 

Med seg har han sine gode venner; rocke-ikonene Casino Steel ogPetter Baarli.Casino og Ottar har jobbet sammen siden 1982, og i 1983 ga de ut albumet «Will The Circle Be Unbroken» sammen med Claudia Scott.Trioen mottok Spellemannpris for sitt tredje album, «Oh Yeah!» i 1985. Petter Baarli er en god buddy, og har vært gjesteartist ved flere liveshow.

 

Singelen gis ut i forbindelse med Ottar Big Hand sin jubileumsturné i Nordland, Trøndelag og Nordmøre i august, september og oktober 2019.

 

The definite Album from Ottar Big Hand Johansen

Nine brand new songs and a Bonus CD with old favourites

 

Fra Sulis til Nashville

Lead and Harmony Vocals: Ottar “Big Hand” Johansen.

Guest Vocals: Claudia Scott, Sonny Throckmorton, Casino Steel, Linda Kvam, Tony Brook, Hannah Huntley, Daniel Røssing.

Backing Vocals: Tracee Meyn, Ida Makeda Dyhre (Track 2).

Acoustic guitars: Ernst Nikolaisen, Bjørn Nilsen, Glen Duncan, Ottar Johansen

Electric guitars: Bjørn Nilsen, Ernst Nikolaisen, Petter Baarli, Mike Durham.

Bass: Ernst Nikolaisen, Bjørn Nilsen, Knut Aune, Liam Hyatt.

Drums and percussion: Wayne Killius, Finn Håkon Werner Borgi, Ernst Nikolaisen.

Keyboards: Billy Nobel, Daniel Røssing, Ernst Nikolaisen, Brage Stølan.

Pedal-steel: Bruce Bouton, Roar Øien.

Joe Sun - Diamonds In The Dust

 

CD1:

01. Blue Angel Highway (Johansen / Craven / Nilsen)

02. Missing Out On Me Missing You with Claudia Scott (Nilsen / Budde / Johansen)

03. Keep On Talkin’ with Hannah Huntley (Nilsen)

04. Hat Pack (Kelly / Ellis / Johansen / Nilsen)

05. Baby Don’t Ask with Linda Kvam (Nilsen / Church)

06. Fishermans’ Shoes with Tony Brook (Brook)

07. Long Stretch Of Freedom with Daniel Røssing (Nilsen / Church / Johansen)

08. The Cowboy Rides Away with Sonny Throckmorton (Throckmorton / Kelly)

09. Help Me Make It Through The Night w. Casino Steel & Petter Baarli (Kristofferson)

 

 

 

 

BONUS CD:

01. Fra Sulis Til Nashville (Ny 2019) (Johansen / Bang / Nikolaisen)

02. Hverdagshelten (Johansen / Sigvaldsen)

03. Æ Gir Dæ Handa Mi (Andersen / Bang)

04. Hvis Jeg Savner Deg (med Lillian Askeland) (T. Van Zandt / Johansen)

05. Midnight Kafe (Johansen / Bang)

06. Sølvgrå Cadillac (Johansen / Bang)

07. Møt Meg Nå (med Bodø-Oktetten)  (Johansen / Hoff)

08. Syk (Johansen / Alternes / Andersen)

09. Drømmen Din (Johansen / Alternes / Andersen)

10. En Del Av Mitt Hjerte (Ledin / Johansen / E.Olsen)

11. Så Kom Du Te Mæ (Ny 2019 med Per Einar Fjellheim) (Williams / Fjellheim)

12. No I Natt (Svendsen / Bårdstu)

New Cut Music proudly presents "Diamonds In The Dust",

digitally released worldwide May 22. 2017.

 

 A collection of songs from Joe Sun's early recording carreer, from 1976 -1984 has been remixed and remastered. The music is exellent and clearly shows the singer's great talent, being one of the most prominent Honky.Tonk / Outlaw singers of his time.

 

 In addition to his carreer in the U.S. he had an early encounter with various stages in Europe. Among others he performed at the Wembley Country Music Festival in London U.K. and continued to tour Europe throughout the 80's and the 90's.

 

1. The Life And Times Of A Singing Cowboy 3:12

            (Nilsen /Johansen) New Cut Music

2. You Make Me Shine 4:12

            (Johansen / Church / Nilsen) New Cut Music /

             NonSociety (BMI)

3. Lucky 3:42

            (Nilsen / Church / Johansen) NonSociety (BMI) /

             New Cut Music

4. Arctic Blood 4:14

            (Nilsen / Steel / Johansen) Steelworks / New Cut Music

5. North Atlantic Blues 3:01

            (Hill / Johansen / Nilsen) New Cut Music / Rambler American

             Music (ASCAP) / DHM Admin.

6. Some Lucky Stardust 2:47

            (Sun / Moyer) Fruit Jar Music (BMI) / Gros Ventre

             Music (BMI)

7. Wreck Of Elvis’ Cadillac 2:44

            (Finnigan / Nilsen) New Cut Music

8. Laughter Of Maria 4:07

            (Johansen / Nilsen) New Cut Music

9. The Porch Light Is Burning 3:29

            (Benoni / Loeser / Pierce) Strawboss Music BMI

10. Good Ol’ Boys 3:06

            (Jennings) Rich Way Music inc. (BMI) / Warner –

            Tamerlane  Publishing Comp (BMI)

 

 

 

GOOD OL' BOYS

 

1. Good Ol' Boys 3:39 (W. Jennings)

 

Recorded at Snaxville Studio by Tony Rudseter and Henrik Maarud

 

Vocals: Arne Benoni and Ottar "Big Hand" Johansen

El. and ac. guitars: Bjørn ”Southern” Nilsen

Ac. guitar: Big Hand, Bass: Bjørn Holm, Drums: Henrik Maarud

Pedal steel guitar: Roar Øien

 

Additional recordings: Arne Benoni Studio.

Mixed at WH Studios by Ernst Nikolisen, Bjørn Nilsen and Big Hand

Mastering: Yes Master, Nashville, TN

Produced by Bjørn ”Southern” NIlsen and Big Hand

 

© 2016 New Cut Music

 

RITA BOLLAND - NEW SINGLE OUT NOW!

 

1. Echo 3:39 (Rita Bolland)

 

Vocals: Rita Bolland

Band: Roger Børseth, Hans Bollandsås & Roar Øien

Produced & arranged by Hans Bollandsås, Roger Børseth and Roar Øien

Mixed and mastered by: Roger Børseth

 

Music video made by Gunnar Knutsen/Tumblewine Films (out Oct. 10.)

 

© 2016 New Cut Music

 

ALBUM OUT NOW!

 

In 2015 Big Hand celebrate "50 Years On The Road" with a new 10 track album featuring artists like Joe Sun, Claudia Scott, Billy T Band, Casino Steel, Knut Hem, Bjørn Nilsen, Malin Pettersen, A-11, Sugarfoot, Too Far Gone and Bill Booth.

 

1. Starting All Over Again 3:46 (Johansen / Steel / Nilsen)

2. The Outlaws 3:42 (Johansen / Steel / Nilsen)

        feat. Casino Steel & Joe Sun

3. Gods Own Sailor 3:29 (Johansen / Nilsen)

       Produced by Big Hand and Sugarfoot. feat. Sugarfoot

4. Honky Tonks We’ve Known 3:09 (Troiani / Høye / Johannessen /

       Pettersen) Produced by Big Hand and Billy T Band.

       feat. Billy T Band & Bill Booth

5. I Can See Arkansas 4:03 (Nihan / Newton) Mighty Nice Music (ASCAP)

       Bluewater Music Scandinavia / Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)

6. Follow My Dream 4:12 (Johansen / Scott) feat. Claudia Scott

7. Just Like In The 50´s 3:33 (Johansen / Andersen / Hill)

        Produced by Big Hand. feat. A11 & Malin Pettersen

8. It Took You Away 2:46 (Johansen / Andersen / Hill)

9. Son Of The Mountain 3:46 (Johansen / Scott / Nilsen)

       feat. Too Far Gone

10. Carry On 4:46 (Hill / Cosner / Kenny)

       Byron Hill Music (ASCAP) /

       Triage Music Inc. (BMI) /

       P M K Publishing Co. (ASCAP)

       feat. Joe Sun, Casino Steel & Claudia Scott

 

 

Incl. the single/video:

SINGLE OUT NOW!

 

1. Princess of the Night 3:56 (Saxon: Quinn, Oliver, Gill, Dawson, Byford)

As performed live on the TV-program Trygdekontoret on NRK1

 

Produced by Ottar ”Big Hand” Johansen & Bjørn Nilsen

Band: Roar Øien, Bjørn Nilsen, Ernst Nikolaisen, Tore Kneppen &
Finn Håkon Werner Borgi

 

Mix: Johan Kapelrud

Mastering: Kjell Birkeland

Cover: Gunnar Knutsen/Tumblewine Films

 

© 2016 New Cut Music

SINGLE OUT NOW!

 

1. Long Stretch of Freedom 3:33 (Nilsen / Church / Johansen)

 

Produced by Ernst Nikolaisen, Bjørn Nilsen & Big Hand

Mastered by Amy Marie at Yes Master, Nashville, TN

Cover by Gunnar Knutsen/Tumblewine Films

 

Music video made by Gunnar Knutsen/Tumblewine Films

 

© 2016 New Cut Music

 

RERELEASE 2015:

Available now on all digital platforms, for the first time...

 

© 2015 New Cut Music

SINGLE OUT NOW!

 

1. Red Mountain Christmas 3:12 (Johansen / Sun / Nilsen)

 

Produced by Ottar ”Big Hand” Johansen and Bjørn Nilsen.

Co-producer: Knut Hem

 

Ottar "Big Hand" Johansen - vocals

Bjørn Nilsen - guitars, bass, harmonica

Knut Hem - drums, dobro, piano

 

Cover by Gunnar Knutsen/Tumblewine Films

 

© 2015 New Cut Music

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