Nils-Olav Johansen was born in a very small place, deep inside a fjord near Trondheim. His father was a sailor, and Nils-Olav got exposed to Hawaii-music at an early age. This fluid string sound has followed Nils-Olav throughout his musical career.
His first musical goals were to write popular songs to win the Eurovision Song Contest. He made such contributions like “Fools that drink” and “Give them a chance”, none of which -luckily – got accepted. He then turned away from his views on drinking, and ended up at the Conservatory of Music in Trondheim at the dept. of jazz.
He devoted himself to his studies of wine, women and song, and this – the wine in particular – led to 6 months of hoboing around France. Nils-Olav Johansen and his guitar finally found their way back to Norway, and in search for a calmer environment he joined the rest of us in Farmers Market.