Duelling fiddle and guitar with the Dixie Chicks in Oslo

It's not often nowadays that I get to go and see a concert, but on Tuesday night we drove 3,5 hours south-west to Oslo to go and see the Dixie Chicks. Well, John chose to go for some tunes in the Irish session at The Dubliner, but I headed for the Spektrum and the Dixie Chicks girls. Their album "Fly" was one of the first albums that really got me hooked on American music in the early 2000's, and I've listened to it A LOT. It's sold over 8 million copies in the US only, and Martie Maguire's top notch fiddle playing has always been an inspiration to me. Their intensity, rebelliousness, and confidence is also impressive, and something that I aspire to. Their guitar player in Olso was Keith Sewell - I'd never heard of him before but he was very good indeed. Plays with Ricky Skaggs and Lyle Lovett, apparently. "Machine gun picking", was John's comment when he saw this video. Yup. Just mind-blowing. Enjoy!




PS. If you ever go to Oslo, remember this:


1. Don't bring your car. The parking fees are ridiculous, and you don't want to pay a huge fine for your studded winter tyres...


2. Check out the Tripadvisor reviews before you book your accommodation! If you had checked the reviews beforehand, you would have discovered comments such as "not for the faint-hearted", or "the worst hostel I've ever been to", and you would very probably have stayed somewhere else. But, then again, you would be one experience poorer.


3. Do check out the viking ship museum - it's absolutely beautiful.


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