Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Freddy Holm is a Halden-based guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, band leader and producer. He plays a variety of instruments, such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, lapstee, pedal steel, keys, viola, fiddle and cello.
Running the studio Kleiva Studio in Halden, he has contributed to disc recordings to a wide range of well-known Norwegian artists. He has contributed to disc recordings with, among others, Elias Akselsen, Hilde Heltberg, Tommy Tokyo & Starving For My Gravy, Lars Lillo-Stenberg and Åge Sten Nilsen, also playing with Morten Harket, Henning Kvitnes, Rita Eriksen, Anita Skorgan, Sivert Høyem, Paal Flaata, Marthe Valle, Somebody's Darling, Tom Pacheco, Madrugada, Tim O'Brien and Navigators.
Since 2012 Holm has been a member of the colourful and talented band called The Salmon Smokers. The Salmon Smokers were the supporting “houseband” when 27 artists paid tribute to Leonard Cohen with the tribute "So Long - a tribute to Leonard Cohen" in Oslo Spektrum in 2017 shown by the national broadcaster NRK. The Salmon Smokers deserve more attention - and we will tell you more in a future article on this website.
Recently in 2021, Holm was conductor at a tribute concert to Bob Dylan in Oslo Concert Hall. Bobfest 80. It was broadcast in its entirety on NRK in prime time and can still be streamed via NRK's website.
Going stronger than ever, he recently won the 2022 award for Americana producer of the year in Norway.
Photo credit: Tore Sætre