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HM Johnsen


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HM Johnsen is an amazing young guitarist from western Norway. At 20 he has released his first album and won the Union Cup, a contest arranged by the Norwegian Blues Union in order to promote young musician playing the blues.
The event took place at the world famous Notodden Blues Festival. When he claims that he wants to become a guitar hero, and that he shall play the Royal Albert Hall people may have their laughs. That young Johnsen laughs to, because he knows it will be such a fun thing to do.
HM Johnsen’s full name is Hans-Marius Johnsen. The Norwegian is raised on a little island on the west coast with three houses. Soon after he picked up the guitar, he had a lesson with a guitar teacher. He had no problems mastering his first lesson, so he found more challenges from You Tube, playing til his fingers were bleeding. On his next lesson he demonstrated that he had done his homework, and then some things he had found online. The teacher suggested that the kid should continue using You Tube. That’s the musical education of HM Johnsen.
A a few years later rumors about a very young guitar hero was heard. It seems like he found a lot of time to practise his skills at home on the island!
His first musical influence was Dave Murray of Iron Maiden. Then he was introduced to the likes of Joe Bonamassa, David Gilmour, Jeff Beck and Eric Johnson.
The first album “Chased” was self released in March 2017. The album was mastered in the legendary Abbey Road studios.


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