2006-2007; Elwood Caine:
For a brief spell, Marit Larsen was in a side band called “Elwood Caine” which originated in Oslo, Norway.
They were never signed to a record label and functioned more or less like a garage band, or a side project. There fist show together took place on Saturday – November 25, 2006 at “Det Gamle Bageri” or “The Old Bakery” in Drøbak, Norway.
The kind of music that Elwood Caine offered is often characterized by an acoustic sound, created with the use of chord instruments such as guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles, topped with lush vocal harmonies. Their music evokes imagery of the plains of Kentucky to the Appalachian Mountains. Their repertoire is traditional yet fresh, mixing oldies with both newer and even obscure songs. From soulful ballads to over-the-top uptempo numbers showcasing blazing solstice contributions.
All of this in a traditional bluegrass- and hillbilly style with roots going back to the 1930’s and 1940’s. The group played songs and were inspired by legends such as Bill Monroe, Bluegrass Boys, The Stanley Brothers and artists like Flatt & Scruggs, Tony Rice, The Cox Family, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Dixie Chicks and Béla Fleck.
The band had two original songs: “Hey Hey Hey” and “White Dove” and played various gigs throughout 2006 – 2007.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Marit and the group thought it was best that she leave the group to focus on her solo career. The band brought in Anne-Marit of Katzenjammer to replace to void left by Larsen.
Their last show together was on November 27, 2007 at “Herr Nilsen” during “Blue Grass Night” in Oslo, Norway.
Origin: Oslo, Norway
Genre: Country, Folk, Bluegrass
Number of Band Members: 5
Trivia: Marius Graff and Håvard Graff are cousins