International Blues Challenge 2012 Contestant PRISTINE – a Norwegian Psychedelic Rock Blues Band – Performs in Clarksdale

 

International Blues Challenge 2012 Contestant

PRISTINE Performs in Clarksdale

a Norwegian Psychedelic Rock Blues Band

While catching up on the news during the recent International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, we ran across an article about the performance of a Norwegian rock blues band called Pristine at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street. The following is an excerpt from the article by Blues Revue about the band.

Watermelon Slim listening to Pristine at Bluesberry Cafe. Photo by Delta Bohemian

Watermelon Slim listening to Pristine at Bluesberry Cafe. Photo by Delta Bohemian

“A whirling B3 intro introduced the dynamic vocals and incredible stage presence of lead singer Heidi and her band Pristine (Norway), whose rocking blues caused the photographers to act like paparazzi for the first time in the evening. Their overall stellar performance commanded constant call and responses from the audience such as “Yeah!” and “Hell, Yeah!” – Blues Revue

The article triggered a quick shift over to Youtube for a Pristine Heidi IBC search which led us to a clip from the actual performance at the New Daisy. Impressive. Yeah. Hell, Yeah! Wish we’d hightailed it north for the IBCs this year instead of staying home in Clarksdale.

So, a few days later when friends Art and Carol Crivaro, owners of Bluesberry Cafe located in downtown Clarksdale – heart of the Mississippi Delta – told us that a group called Pristine was going to perform at the cafe on February 8th, there was no question where we would be on Wednesday night.

Enjoy the brief video of Pristine in Clarksdale featuring the charismatic redhead Heidi Solheim, along with Espen Jakobsen (guitarist), Asmund Wilter Eriksson (bass), Kim Karlsen (drums) and Anders Oskal (organ).

Amazing musician and fascinating man Watermelon Slim was also in the house, as he often is, when Pristine began their first set. We love us some Watermelon Slim!

Oh, yeah. We can’t forget to mention how much we enjoyed eating every item on Bluesberry Cafe’s menu that night! Delish. Eggplant Parmesan, Muffuletta, and Spaghetti with Meatballs.

Pristine made it to the Semi-Finals of the 2012 IBC! Read more about it HERE.

Visit PRISTINE website.

Check out their new album Detoxing which was recently recorded at the famous Juke Joint Studios in Notodden, Norway. BUY IT HERE.

Cover of Pristine album DETOXING

Cover of Pristine album DETOXING

Charismatic redhead Heidi Solheim, lead singer of Norwegian blues band Pristine. Photo by Delta Bohemian

Charismatic redhead Heidi Solheim, lead singer of Norwegian blues band Pristine. Photo by Delta Bohemian

PRISTINE blues band from Norway. Courtesy of Pristine. Photo by Yngve Olsen Saebbe

PRISTINE blues band from Norway. Courtesy of Pristine. Photo by Yngve Olsen Saebbe

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  1. fullgreer62 says:

    Cool!

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