Monday, April 27, 2009

Geir Hovig

It's with great sadness I read in todays newspaper that Geir Hovig passed away yesterday. I remember listening to his shows form the early 90's, even taping all of them for a while and made "best of" complications. He sure did open my eyes for some great blues artists (Lightning Hopkins, Jimmy Dawkins, and Professor Longhair, just to name a few) and his contribution to making blues known in Norway is undeniable.
Worst part, he spent the weekend in Bergen, contributing to a concert with BB Lyngs Blues Band (a band I've been wanting to check out for a while), and I missed it.
Rest in peace.

1 comment:

Wilhelm said...

Sorry bro - I remember how you always listened to that show. RIP