Jørn Simen Øverli
Jørn Simen Øverli is a Norwegian ballad singer who has made two award-winning CDs with his own Norwegian versions of Vladimir Vysotsky´s songs.
He has had more than 2000 concerts with them, mostly in Norway but also in other, especially Slavonic countries since 1986. The concerts have been with his band, alone with his guitar or with a local chorus, in any room suitable, from pubs to cathedrals.
Through the years he has made friends with Vysotsky-experts, his family and friends, artists in Russia. Today he is a Vysotsky-expert himself.
His fascination with the subject resulted in a book in 2000 called: «Vladimir Vysotskij og hans russiske gitarpoesi» («Vladimir Vysotsky and his Russian guitar poetry»).
Jørn Simen Øverli will perform Vysotski ballads with virtuoso accordionist Espen Leite.