When you hear Thomas Dybdahl, you feel like you are the only person in the room; like he is singing, and playing, and speaking directly to you. Hailing from Sandnes, Norway this 33 year-old balladeer is making his musical mark, little by little, all over the world. To hear his work is to see a glimpse into his soul. The sound he has captured is extremely intimate and surreal, utilizing multiple styles with countless instruments. This month, Thomas was working in Studio D with famed producer/songwriter Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Tracy Chapman, Madeleine Peyroux) and will be taking the UK by storm in the coming year. Do yourself a favor and look for Thomas’ record the next time you go to a record store to find your new fix.
His website is cool…
Image: Thomas Dybdahl ‘s pic by Georges Seguin from wikimedia commons (2012)