Nisse Thorbjorn

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Nisse Thorbjorn - Danish Blues Musician of the Year 2009

This year’s award winner, Nisse Thorbjoern, was born in 1973 and started his musical career early, at first as a vocalist and later on extended with harmonica and guitar. In the musical circles in Aarhus, he played along with his good friend Ronni Busack-Boysen, who is also sitting in at Nisse’s award concert at MOJO. 
In 1996 he moved to Copenhagen where he formed the band “Nisse and The Real Thing”. Some years later he performed with his new band “Hot Shot Love” at the Copenhagen Blues Festival 2002. The stile was pure Chicago Blues and Nisse revealed his big talent with some excellent harmonica play and a voice and an expression that calls for comparisons to Blind Lemon Jefferson and Howlin’ Wolf. In the same period he also founded his reputation as one of the best Delta inspired solo performers in the country. 
In 2003 Nisse went on an educational journey to Chicago for three months, to collect new fuel for his musical development. He listened to the local blues stars at Southside’s famous blues clubs, and he jammed with among others Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch and John Primer, former lead guitarist with Muddy Waters. Nisse’s performance attracted much attention and received many words of praise, and as a bonus he harvested valuable experience. 
As a solo performer Nisse had his CD debut in 2002 along with a range of the best solo performers of the country, on the live CD “The Copenhagen Blues Session, Vol 1”, recorded at Bar’Blues. His contribution was his own song, “Goin’ Down to Gainesville”. The song is included in a new version on his very own debut CD, “CPH Slim”, with legendary Peter Thorup singing duet with Nisse on the track. 
Peter Thorup's comment after the recording: “Damn - I believe we have something really good going here”! 
This recording, unfortunately, was to be Peter’s last one, but as one of the reviews reads: “An accolade from the master to his apprentice”.
The CD includes, besides Nisse’s own strong compositions, a handful of authentic, but also innovative, interpretations of old role models such as Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Brownie McGhee. The press, like the audience, has long had an ear for Nisse’s qualities, but the release of the long awaited debut CD, has sharpened the interest further.
The award committee’s motivation:
You receive the award for your significant contribution to the Chicago and Delta Blues.
With great musical talent you have evolved into a serious and original blues artist with
a strong personal vocal expression and a virtuoso harmonica playing. 
The committee especially notes your ability to burn through in your “sure touch” interpretation
of classical blues as well as in your exploration of the genre as a composer. 
Congratulations with the award, and good luck in your future career. 

He was born in 1973 and started his musical career early, at first as a vocalist and later on extended with harmonica and guitar. In the musical circles in Aarhus, he played along with his good friend Ronni Busack-Boysen, who is also sitting in at Nisse’s award concert at MOJO. 

In 1996 he moved to Copenhagen where he formed the band “Nisse and The Real Thing”. Some years later he performed with his new band “Hot Shot Love” at the Copenhagen Blues Festival 2002. The stile was pure Chicago Blues and Nisse revealed his big talent with some excellent harmonica play and a voice and an expression that calls for comparisons to Blind Lemon Jefferson and Howlin’ Wolf. In the same period he also founded his reputation as one of the best Delta inspired solo performers in the country. 

In 2003 Nisse went on an educational journey to Chicago for three months, to collect new fuel for his musical development. He listened to the local blues stars at Southside’s famous blues clubs, and he jammed with among others Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch and John Primer, former lead guitarist with Muddy Waters. Nisse’s performance attracted much attention and received many words of praise, and as a bonus he harvested valuable experience. 

As a solo performer Nisse had his CD debut in 2002 along with a range of the best solo performers of the country, on the live CD “The Copenhagen Blues Session, Vol 1”, recorded at Bar’Blues. His contribution was his own song, “Goin’ Down to Gainesville”. The song is included in a new version on his very own debut CD, “CPH Slim”, with legendary Peter Thorup singing duet with Nisse on the track. 

Peter Thorup's comment after the recording: “Damn - I believe we have something really good going here”! 

This recording, unfortunately, was to be Peter’s last one, but as one of the reviews reads: “An accolade from the master to his apprentice”.

The CD includes, besides Nisse’s own strong compositions, a handful of authentic, but also innovative, interpretations of old role models such as Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Brownie McGhee. The press, like the audience, has long had an ear for Nisse’s qualities, but the release of the long awaited debut CD, has sharpened the interest further.

The award committee’s motivation:

You receive the award for your significant contribution to the Chicago and Delta Blues.

With great musical talent you have evolved into a serious and original blues artist with

a strong personal vocal expression and a virtuoso harmonica playing. 

The committee especially notes your ability to burn through in your “sure touch” interpretation

of classical blues as well as in your exploration of the genre as a composer. 

Congratulations with the award, and good luck in your future career. 

 

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