Guitarist Arne Skage is a veteran of the blues / roots / americana scene in Norway

As a sideman from Eriksen’s heyday to almost 30 years as blues king Reidar Larsen’s right hand man, Skage’s distinctive slide guitar has been heard on recordings and stages since 1990

In anticipation of the album “Procrastination Blues” coming this winter, Skage is now releasing the single “Dressed up to get messed up” which he has written together with Leslie Blackshears Smith.

The song is a sequel to the track “Gris Gris” which was released last year to great feedback.

The track is recorded in New Orleans LA. January 2020.

Featured on the song are:
Arne Skage – Vocals, guitars
Renè Coman (the Iguanas, Alex Chilton, Green on red, Willy Deville) on bass
Terence Higgins (from Dirty Dozen Brass band / Warren Haynes Band / Don Was / Ani Difranco / Tab Benoit on drums
John “Papa” Gros Hammond,
Reidar Larsen: piano  (
Erica Falls ( (Female Vocalist of the Year offbeat magazine New Orleans 2019)
Leslie Blackshear Smith ( and Thale Log Skage (https://thale. on background vocals