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video ‘stache: ORBO & THE LONGSHOTS Debut New Video

The rootsy rock band’s first U.S. release, Prairie Sun, coming May 22nd.

After an acclaimed US debut at the Americana Music Association conference last October, Norwegian Grammy winners ORBO and the Longshots will be releasing “Highway Tears” and “Magic. ” These singles are now available digitally, and are the first singles from their upcoming album, Prairie Sun, which will be available in stores and online May 22, 2012. Already earning raves from US radio programmers, “Highway Tears” is currently at
#23 and climbing at Americana radio, while “Magic” is at #133 and climbing at AAA radio.

Watch the video here!

Advance press reviews for Prairie Sun have been stellar, with Chuck Dauphin of Nashville’s Music City News calling ORBO and the Longshots “One of the best international acts I have heard in a long, long time!” and OA.NO in Norway proclaiming that “Prairie Sun is rock solid and magnificent…A shining masterpiece.”

The quintet takes its names from the initials of the group’s charismatic founder, guitarist and frontman, Ole Reinert Berg-Olsen, and he is joined by Longshots Ine Tumyr (vocals, percussion), Reidar Opdal (piano, vocals) Paul Inge Vikingstad (bass) and Stian Tumyr (drums).

Prairie Sun, the group’s 6th full-length album (but first released in the U.S.,) was recorded atPrairie Sun Studios in Cotati, California.  Prairie Sun Studios, which has hosted artists such as Paul McCartney, Neko Case, and Tom Waits, provided the perfect mix of vintage gear and a rural setting that added to the organic feel of the new record. The band was so pleased with their experience there that they named both a song-and then the entire album-after the studio.The record was produced by ORBO and Erick Jaskowiak (Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley and Del McCoury) and features special guests Delbert McClinton, Fats Kaplan (Buddy Miller, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks) and John Jorgenson (Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Earl Scruggs).

Says ORBO, “We play rock ‘n’ roll with a rootsy American twist-some gospel, some country, blues and more-and this time out, we found a way to blend the way we sound live and the way we sound in the studio on one album.”

ORBO and the Longshots  2012 Tour Dates:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – Music City Roots – Nashville, TN

Sunday May 27, 2012 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD

More to be announced soon!

Buy “Highway Tears” iTunes

ORBO & The Longshots Online: Website | Facebook | MySpace | YouTube
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