Personalities | Arly Karlsen | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists
(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1954)
Aged 12, Norwegian Arly Karlsen bought his first guitar, and played with numerous bands in his native country during the 1970s, before forming The Western Swingers with Arne Løland and Liv Jurunn Heia. Their 1983 debut album, Sin Egen Stil, sold over 20,000 copies in Norway, and they made four more albums by 1996. In 2001, Karlsen embarked on a solo career. His third album, Sweet Honky Tonk (2005), was recorded in Nashville.
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