Born in 1956 in Svolvaer, Lofoten, Norway. Kari holds a BA in language, literature, history and theater studies. She worked as a journalist until she became a full time musician. Lives in Oslo, Norway. In 1987 she released her first solo-album "Mitt ville hjerte". At present she has a wider audience than ever, in her own country and abroad. Kari is a storyteller, a song poet from the north portraying universal subjects: people, birds, city streets, the immense ocean, recognition, holy days, working days, travels, human dreams and desires, the wildest and most quiet destinies. Call it melancholic, call it powerful, big or small, it is occasionally quite amusing, and it is intensely present. First and foremost it is about the music in our lived lives. Her latest album is "Og så kom resten av livet" (And then the rest of your life), released September, 2012 was one of the best-selling albums that year.