Knut Reiersrud

After being discovered by Buddy Guy and Otis Rush, they invited the then 18-year-old Knut Reiersrud to the United States, specifically Chicago, to jam with them in the hallowed halls of Chess Studios.

As a result, Knut Reiersrud's list of collaborators over the course of his career includes several stars of the global music scene, such as the Blind Boys of Alabama.

While his roots are firmly in the blues, his innovative guitar playing opens up entirely new horizons. At times, his guitar work has been compared to virtuosos like Derek Trucks and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, while at other times, you can hear echoes of B.B. King's style and the cutting-edge approach of an icon like Albert King.