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New video for "Easy Enough"!


This is a big day! My new video for "Easy Enough" is out, shot guerrilla style in Downtown Los Angeles just a couple of weeks ago, directed by Paul Maldonado. We crashed an actual movie set, we invaded a shopping center with the camera camouflaged as a shopping bag, we almost got run over at least half a dozen times, but we made it. If you like the video, please click the "thumbs up", 'cause it really helps! Thank you all!



New music, California, Sweden, and Country SM, whoah!

Hi friends, near and far!
I have some exciting news I want to share with you all. And I'll keep it short and sweet!
The new album is coming! About 65 % there, to be precise. But you can check out the first two singles  "Fortymile" and "Swede Hollow" on any digital download or streaming service right now!
Any Central California peeps out there? I'll be back to perform in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo in just a couple of weeks! October 8th in Morro Bay will be a beautiful tribute show to one of the most soulful country artists of our time; Kathy Mattea. October 9th I'm the featured artist for Songwriters At Play at The Mark in San Luis Obispo.
But before that! Until North, The country/Americana band I've been singing and performing with while I've been in Sweden (yes, Sweden!) is one of three nominated bands in the Pure Country category at this year's Country SM. (That's the Swedish Country Music Championship in case you're wondering.) The biggest Swedish country music event of the year, and you can read all about it here. (If you speak Swedish, that is.) It's all happening this coming weekend, so please keep your fingers crossed for us and send us some good vibes wherever you may be. And if you happen to be at Country SM, well, then please say hi!
Until next time,
Peace & joy,


New single, folks!


There's new music from Ann-Marita! The brand new single "Fortymile" is now available from any digital outlet near you! Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, whichever you may prefer - you can probably find it there.

This song is based on a true story from the Alaskan gold rush era, where a young, delinquent stage actress was being smuggled across the border from Canada to Alaska by her suitor, to escape the Canadian police. 

Please show your support by giving it a spin, a like, a thumbs up! It be greatly appreciated!

Ann-Marita is a Journey Instruments Sponsored Artist!


Ann-Marita proudly joins the roster of Journey Instruments Sponsored Artists! The announcement was made on May 10, 2018, and you can read – and watch – all about it here!

Photography by Bente Bjoerdal.

New music is-a-coming! And shows, shows, shows!


Happy April, everyone!

Spring has sprung! At least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. And new music from Ann-Marita is on the way. The first few tracks are being mixed as we speak, so stay tuned! The release date for the first single will be announced very soon!

In the meantime, Ann-Marita has several upcoming shows in Southern California, including a special Sons of Norway event in Long Beach on April 14th, the David Harvey Presents singer/songwriter showcase at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on April 19th, and the annual Scandinavian Festival of Southern California in Thousand Oaks on April 22nd. For this year's Scan Fest, Ann-Marita will be accompanied by Brendan Coyle on piano, performing two sets starting at 1 pm. This is an all ages show, and no, it's not just for Scandinavian people! (So if you're not a fan of herring, you can have a hot dog. Or shaved ice. Just saying.)

After a successful stint of shows and workshops in Alaska last summer, Ann-Marita has been asked to return to the OTHER Land of the Midnight Sun in July 2018. Dates and locations will be announced soon. In the meantime, check out a few photos from 2017!

Another bit of awesome news: Ann-Marita is now proudly endorsed by Journey Instruments! There will be a special video announcement on Ann-Marita's YouTube channel in the next month, so please subscribe for updates!

We thank you all for your continued support! If anyone's interested in booking Ann-Marita (for a living room concert, workshop, festival, Scandinavian-themed event, you name it!), please don't hesitate to send a message from the contact page.

Have a beautiful day! Peace and joy!



This is what you may call a world tour...!


Hi, friends!

It's gearing up to be an eventful summer! In a couple of weeks, Ann-Marita will be returning to her home town in Norway, Hellesylt, to perform at the 30th anniversary of their festival Hellesyltdagane.

From there, her travels will take her via Los Angeles, CA to Alaska, where she will be a featured guest artist at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, performing a number of concerts and also teaching singing/songwriting workshops from July 14.-30. See more detailed info on the Upcoming Events page. This will be Ann-Marita's first ever Alaskan adventure...!

Following this, Ann-Marita returns to Southern California, for additional shows in the Los Angeles area. (Some recording sessions for the upcoming album as well, but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to hear the result of those.)

If you happen to be in the area of any of these VERY spread-out events, come say hi! (Or if not, tune in to the live stream of the Kulak's Woodshed show in North Hollywood, CA on August 22!)

Have a happy summer, everyone!


BuzzFeed, SoCal, more live videos


Happy February!

Last month, Ann-Marita was lucky enough to be a featured performer at BuzzFeed Open Mic in Hollywood, CA. Her live set got 2,000 views on Facebook the first day it aired. Check it out below!


You can also find some brand new live videos on the YouTube channel, like Ann-Marita's cover of Trisha Yearwood's "Trying To Love You" and a new version of an old favorite; "State Line", from Ann-Marita's 2007 album "Intuition".

If you happen to be in Southern California, don't miss the Scandinavian Festival of Southern California, where Ann-Marita will be performing on April 2nd, 12 pm! More info on the calendar page!

That's all for now, folks! Some exciting things in the works, but we can't reveal'em all just yet!

Thanks for spending some time with us! You are all very much appreciated.

Peace and joy!

Happy New Year to all!


...and we wish you the best that 2017 has to offer!

Ann-Marita has been traveling back and forth between California and Sweden this year, performing and working on new material for the upcoming album. Here's a little taste of what's to come, from a recent live performance at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, California, also featuring guitarist Al Bonhomme.

Ann-Marita's touring plans for 2017 just *might* include some locations she's never visited before, so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support! Peace & joy!


1 Million YouTube Views!


Happy first day of spring, everyone!


In December of 2015, Ann-Marita was cast in a commercial for God Morgon orange juice, playing herself as a Scandinavian expatriate in Los Angeles. Little did she know of the story behind the entire production. (You will have to watch the video to get the full picture.)

The God Morgon film was released on YouTube in March 2016, and currently, it has had more than 1 million views in less than two weeks since its release! The emotion captured on camera is obviously resonating with people all over the world.

NAMM show, Norwegians and new to do-list!


It's a new year! Which means a whole new plethora of stuff on the agenda!

First of all, Ann-Marita is headed to the annual NAMM show in Anaheim from Jan. 21-24. This is the place to be for any musical equipment manufacturer, music gear head, music performer anything. Ann-Marita is a proud SHUBB Capos endorsed artist, and will appear at their NAMM show booth at 3 pm Sunday January 24th for a live demonstration.

On February 13th, Ann-Marita will be taking her Scandinavian tribute show to the Sons of Norway monthly dinner party at Norronna Lodge in Van Nuys, CA. If you happen to be a member, you can't miss this one.

And last, but definitely not least, Ann-Marita is one of the opening acts for Dean Sams of country supergroup Lonestar in Long Beach, CA on February 27th. Check out the event on Facebook  and get your tickets!

Apart from that, Ann-Marita is heading into the studio in the coming months. New album coming in 2016! Stay tuned and keep on checking back!

Thank you for the invaluable support!

Shows, charts and new music!


Hello everyone!

Hope this finds you well. A few tidbits of news here!

First of all, thank you to all of you who have helped Ann-Marita reach the Top 5 on the ReverbNation Americana charts for Los Angeles! At the current moment, she's in the #4 spot. If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to visit Ann-Marita on ReverbNation, listen to a few tracks, maybe become a fan...! Then maybe the #1 spot isn't too far away? 

Also, check out a new live performance on Ann-Marita's YouTube channel. A new album is in the works, and this song gives you a tiny taste of what's to come.

Finally, Ann-Marita is about to hit the road to perform at the Mesa Music Festival in Mesa, AZ, this Saturday Nov. 14. For the Californians on this list, there is an upcoming show at Butler's Coffee in Palmdale on Nov. 28.

So...this was short, sweet and to the point, right? Thank you again for your support, and feel free to drop us a line from the contact page, check out the Facebook page or maybe even Twitter...yeah, that should do it for now!

Thank you!

Peace & joy!

Ann-Marita hits the Scandinavian festival circuit!


Hello, friends!

Some show dates for you all!

In the coming weeks, Ann-Marita will be hitting the road – or air, actually – to perform at Scandinavian festivals in New Jersey and Illinois. Coming up first in line is the The 31st annual Scandinavian Fest, (or ScanFest '15), in Budd Lake, NJ on September 6th, 2015. If you happen to be in the area, check out the festival website for more info and show times!

The following weekend, Sept. 13th, Ann-Marita will be performing at the 36th annual Scandinavian Day Festival in South Elgin, Illinois. For more info, follow Ann-Marita's calendar page, or visit the festival website .

For you SoCal people, you can see Ann-Marita perform as part of David Harvey Presents at the legendary venue Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena on August 25th, or at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant on Sept. 1, for JC Hyke's Songwriter Serenade .

And if there is no way for you to get to any of these places, hey, there's always iTunes .

Thank you for checking in!

Another Scandinavian excursion...!


A message from Ann-Marita:


Hi, everybody!


Thanks for stopping by!

How are you all doing?

I've been keeping really busy performing all around Southern California for the past few months. In addition to my solo shows – including the recent Scandinavian Festival of Southern California in Thousand Oaks – I've been singing ferociously with several popular local bands, including L.A. Rhythm Crew, (you get to see me put on a dress and sing r'n'b classics...!) and South Bay Country (you get to see me in my usual jeans and boots, belting out the country hits...!)

I have tons more SoCal shows coming up in the fall, but first I'm headed back to Scandinavia for some happenings over the summer. (Check the calendar page for show updates.)

In the meantime, please find my Facebook page:

Or buy some tracks right here on my official site! Thank you so much for the great support.

Peace & joy,


New video in the works!


Greetings, everyone!

And thank you for showing your support of Ann-Marita's new EP; "The Purple Ribbon Sessions". For all the new fans on Radio Airplay, ReverbNation and Facebook, as well as various radio stations currently spinning "California Sun": THANK YOU! The single was picked up by Swedish radio station Country Classics, which is under the widely popular Bandit-umbrella. "California Sun" has also received airplay in the Netherlands, as well as already getting over 1,100 spins on YouTube.

Ann-Marita also recently completed a string of successful shows in Denmark and Sweden, and is back in California preparing for upcoming appearances, as well as new videos. So who wants a "Karoline with a K"-video? It's been a long time coming, and it's coming. Stay tuned, and in the meantime, please share Ann-Marita's music with your friends, colleagues, neighbors, relatives, dog, cat, really anyone you think might enjoy it. Thank you again for your amazing support.

Peace & joy to all.

"The Purple Ribbon Sessions" is here!


The day is here for the official online release of Ann-Marita's new EP "The Purple Ribbon Sessions".


Norwegian-born, California-based singer/songwriter Ann-Marita has had some serious twists and turns in her life and career, leading her between countries and continents on a long, slow journey of self-discovery, or a long, slow world tour, if you will. Her last album release was 2007's "Intuition", however, there has not been a hiatus. "I have been performing the entire time," Ann-Marita explains. " happened. And then life happened again. I've moved from Australia to Sweden back to Los Angeles, constantly writing, playing, singing and performing, but wasn't ready to release any new music. This 5-song EP features some of the songs I was writing during this time, and it also marks my first venture as producer and also instrumentalist on a few of the tracks."


There's a whole new profundity and maturity soaking these five songs, which span from breezy West Coast country rock to twangy honky-tonk and bare, stripped-down acoustic folk. Ann-Marita serenades the healing power of the California sunshine and an emigrant ancestor, sets a small-time criminal straight, and lays her "busted heart" on display in the power ballad "Wrecking Ball" and the heart-wrenching plea "Remember Me Pretty". 


The first single; "California Sun" is hitting radio in March 2014. It will be available for download from all major digital outlets including iTunes and, and physical copies of "The Purple Ribbon Sessions" will be available for purchase from, or at any live show you can happen to catch, including the March 22nd EP release party at Butler's Coffee in Palmdale, CA. (See Upcoming Events for more details.)




Ann-Marita appearing on television in Scandinavia



Great things are happening for Ann-Marita. Starting October 7, her Scandinavian fans can catch her on television, promoting WEN Haircare. More pictures and videos will be added soon, but here are a few of the times you can catch Ann-Marita on TV this week:

TV3 Norway: Tirsdag 8. oktober kl. 9.31 & 9.49, torsdag 10. oktober kl. 11.55, søndag 13 okt. kl. 10.03.

V4 NORWAY: Mandag 7.oktober kl. 11.43 & 11.55.

TV3: Måndag 7. oktober kl. 10.50, onsdag 9. oktober kl. 10.45.

TV8 lördag 12. oktober kl. 15.12, söndag 13. oktober kl. 14.35.

There will also be a brand new television ad for Sweden coming in the near future, so stay tuned!

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Upcoming events

  • February 4, 2020
    Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar, Arcadia, CA
  • February 8, 2020
    Nordic Spirit Symposium, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • April 23, 2020
    The Main, Santa Clarita, CA

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