Jørgen Sandvik awarded the Spellemannpris (Grammy)
Jørgen Sandvik was awarded the “Spellemannpris” for his debut album Permanent Vacation. This award is the Norwegian recording industry’s prize, comparable to the more famous Grammy. The album was awarded best blues album of the year.
Best blues album of 2018
The album was released in March 2018. It was produced by Ivar Chelsom Vogt and Jørgen Sandvik, and mixed and mastered by Jørgen Træen. The album was released by Lekrofon. CD and LP is distributed by Plastic Head Distribution and Border Music (Norway)
Spellemannprisen – the Grammy
This is Sandviks first prize as a solo artist. He has previously won the Spellemannpris and other awards with the band Real Ones and other artists. The prize was for the best album in the category of blues released in 2018.
Jørgen Sandvik plays the blues
The album was recognized as important by reviewers. Jørgen Sandvik “moves the blues forward”, and “saves the blues” are relevant quotes from reviews.
The album is available on music services like Spotify and apple music, and traditinal formats like LP and CD.
The singles was played by blues oriented radio stations all over the world, and the song “Is There Hope” was selected for playlisting by the editorial team of Spotify. The song even charted on the Norwegian Viral list, peaking at #25.