Current press news about Logan Lind –
Greenwood High School – Jerry Efurd, Principal~
“Logan has a very unique and student friendly style of music. He is an excellent guitarist and his rock style catches the interest of students. His original folk songs reference Shakespeare and Norwegian and American history. His performance is fun, fast paced and educational and recommended for any school audience.”
Lind Wins 1st Runner-Up In Songwriter Competition: http://mypulsenews.com/lind-wins-1st-runner-up-in-songwriter-competition/
~ Arkansas Festivals and Events Association (AFEA) – Trina Mitchell, Executive Director~
“Logan Lind brought a organic vibe with a raw edge to the stage at this year’s AFEA Entertainment Showcase. With his authentic southern inspired Folk/Rock sound with a Scandinavian edge and the look to accompany, Logan Lind is the total package ….
Director of Student Ministries, Bob Swan at The Woodlands Methodist, TX~
“Logan Lind definitely brought the party to this years Launch Week at The Woodlands UMC. His energy, musical integrity and artistry helped to make this event one of the best in recent years. In a world of way too many bland, uninteresting, and so-so artist and musicians, Logan Lind is a breath of fresh air. ”
“Logan Lind is such a positive and encouraging role model for students. He encouraged my students to follow their dreams and pursue what makes them happy in life. His music is very enjoyable to listen to and he captured their attention! I can’t wait to have him back again!”
“Risør Trebåtfestival som er Europas største og eldste trebåtfestival, har til enhver tid mye underholdning og konserter. Store og populære artister er viktig for festivalen. Men for personlig var konserten med Logan Lind det musikalske høydepunkt under årets festival. Logan leverte en fantastisk konsert og jeg håper å oppleve ham på scenen i Norge ved en ny anledning”. ~ Odd Sverre Aasbø , Festival Director
“Risør Trebåtfestival, Europe’s biggest and oldest wooden boat festival, always features lots of entertainment and concerts. Big/Popular artists are an important part of the festival, but personally the performance by Logan Lind was the musical highlight of this year’s festival. Logan delivered a fantastic concert and I hope to see him on stage in Norway at the next opportunity. ” ~ Odd Sverre Aasbø, Festival Director
Live on UK Radio!
(A comparison to the late great Johnny Cash)
Check out my mate Logan Lind. His music is truly Cash Tastic!!!…
– Allan Turner-Ward of HopeFM in the UK
Denver’s Corner Cafe
Logan Lind’s music is refreshingly vibrant and distinctive; vintage with a hint of modern rock. His lyrics are both progressive and inspirational. He was a delight to interview. His faith and musical talents are sure to enchant, persuade and inspire!
– Rachel Mains, Host/Producer – Corner Cafe
Logan Lind wins Texaco County Showdown:
“Logan Lind was named the winner of the 2011 Texaco Country Music Showdown. By performing his original song “Train”, Lind was the winner in a field of 12 performers, and will advance to the state level competition, which will be held in Little Rock in October.”
-Article by Andy Philpot, Mena Star newspaper editor
Logan Lind, band members set for Norway tour – Press Release/Mena Star Newspaper & The Pulse
This summer promises to be a great adventure for local musician Logan Lind and his band as they tour and play festivals in Norway.
Born in southern Norway, Lind refers to himself as a “half Norwegian/half American hybrid.” Says Lind, “It has always been a dream of mine to play in the ‘Old Country’. To make my Scandinavian debut with an experienced band of friends and a team headed by my managers (and parents) is truly a blessing.”
Lind, whose style is described as “folk/blues with a Scandinavian edge”, is backed by talented Mena locals. Ron Beckel (a.k.a. Dr. B) plays drums and percussion and Don Buttermilk is on bass guitar.
Playing the Ose Country Festival, the tour begins in Ose, Norway, where they will be sharing the stage with such greats as John Beland and Larry Patton of the Flying Burrito Brothers, along with other bands from all over Scandinavia. After Ose, they will travel to the coastal town of Arendal, where the town hosts 4 days and nights of non-stop music. They will play 2 nights at Madam Reisersen, which is a popular gathering place on the harbor. This gig has special significance for Lind since Arendal is his father’s hometown.
Their next stop is the town of Risør, where they will play at one of the biggest Wooden Boat Festivals in the world. This is one of the highlights of their tour, since the band will be performing on the main harbor stage along with some of Norway’s top artists. Not only does this festival boast great music, but also features some of the most prestigious and historical wooden boats in the world.
The final leg of the tour will take place in Åseral at Eikerapen Roots Festival. This festival is an international roots music festival that features musicians from all over the world, along with several Grammy winners.
On their return to the U.S., Lind and the band will head to Minot, North Dakota to play the “Norsk Høstfest”, the biggest Scandinavian festival in North America. They will play 8 shows over the course of the festival, which draws over 60,000 people. Other acts performing include Vince Gill, Olivia Newton-John, Ronnie Milsap, Dierks Bentley, Jeff Foxworthy, the Oak Ridge Boys, and several popular Scandinavian artists.
“I’m very grateful for the love and support of family, friends, and the local fans of Mena. I’m also thankful for Mr. Mick Riley of Crossover Music, who has been an essential part of our live show and production team,” says Lind. “I couldn’t have done this without the encouragement and prayers of all the people God has put in my life.”
Logan and the band are currently in the studio recording a new CD which will be released for the Norway tour. You can catch their show at the upcoming Lum & Abner Festival, Saturday, June 2nd, at 7:00 pm and you can also follow Lind’s tour on Facebook and Twitter.
Logan Lind to play Eikerapen Roots Festival
Amerikaneren Logan Lind spiller denne sommeren for første gang i norge! Selv om hans far utvandret fra norge, har han aldri opptrådd på norsk jord. Fra sørstatene tar han med seg sin trio, hvor ”Dr. B”, Garth Brooks tidligere trommeslager, Ron Beckel skal sørge for å holde rytmen i fjellsiden på Eikerapen.
Logan gav ut sin første plate som sekstenåring, og har siden den gang fått oppmerksomhet fra flere store navn og mediainstitusjoner enn hva man bør nevne uten at artikkelen blir uleselig lang. Han beskriver musikken sin som “Folk/Blues with a Scandinavian Edge”. Det skal bli spennende å høre om Logan legger mer i dette utsagnet etter å ha oppsøkt røttene i sin fars hjemland.
“For the second year in a row, Norwegian/American artist Logan Lind will bring his original blend of Folk/Rock with a Scandinavian edge to Norsk Høstfest.
Born in Southern Norway and raised in a small railroad town in the Southern United States, Logan has carved out his own musical niche. Armed with a weathered guitar, powerful raspy vocals, and songs full of depth and heart make this singer/songwriter’s performance an experience not to be missed!”