Strange Cargo, the new label created by renowned music producer, bassist, songwriter and
multiple Grammy Award winner Larry Klein, in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG),
announces its first signing: one of Europe’s most talented singer-songwriters, Thomas Dybdahl.
The Norwegian musician’s work has been compared to that of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake. His
Strange Cargo debut album, Songs, is due this spring. Download bonus track “Party Like It’s 1929.”
With three platinum albums to his credit in his homeland, Thomas Dybdahl launched Songs with a
series of concerts in Europe. He has a growing international following, notably in Holland, France
and Belgium. The first single “Ceilia” is available now on iTunes, pre-order the album at Amazon.
Larry Klein has produced critically acclaimed work by Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Melody Gardot,
Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux, and Steely Dan’s Walter Becker, among many
other stellar artists. He has been recognized with five Grammys, including those for Mitchell’s 1994
“Turbulent Indigo” and Hancock’s 2007 “River: The Joni Letters,” which he co-produced. Klein has
also worked with such superstars as Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley, and Bonnie Raitt.
Larry Klein said: “I’m honored to be a part of bringing Thomas’ music to the rest of the world.
His work has an intrinsic emotional power, and reflects an attention to subtlety that I rarely hear.
I couldn’t imagine a more exciting artist to be Strange Cargo’s first release, as I’m a passionate
evangelist when it comes to what he does.”
7/13/11 – The Mercury Lounge – NY, NY
7/14/11 – DC9 – Washington, DC
7/15/11 – World Cafe Live Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA
7/16/11 – T.T. the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
7/18/11 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
7/19/11 – The Drake – Toronto, ON
7/20/11 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
7/21/11 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
7/22/11 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
7/23/11 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
7/26/11 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC
7/27/11 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
7/28/11 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
7/29/11 – Brick & Motar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
7/30/11 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA