MUSIC CITY VIKINGS SN 5-681 BOARD MEETING MINUTES February 19, 2017 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, NASHVILLE, TN
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpydebergNotes from the February 19, 2017, 2 PM Music City Vikings Meeting at First Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN Program by Norwegian Country Music artist Tone Wattum who was in Nashville to work in the Nashville and Jackson, TN recording studios. Tone performed at the 2014 MCV Julefest.
MCV members present: Sharol Hopwood, Margaret Kneer, Kevin Olson, Evelyn McDaniel, LeAnne Peters, Gloria Kleve, Sharon Lassiter, Oscar Krosnes and Karen Kennedy Guest of Evelyn McDaniel: Susan Karrick who is going to Trondheim, Norway this May for the 17 Syttende Mai, Norway’s Constitution and Flag Day Celebration.
Speaker and performer: Tone Wattum Total present: 11
MCV Co-President Oscar Krosnes opened the meeting with the Norwegian and American Na- tional anthems.
Announcements by Co-President Oscar Krosnes:
- The August 2020 Sons of Norway International Conference might be in Nashville. - The Norwegian tourist group MCV hosted at the Sizemore Farm will be touring Nashville in October. - The next MCV meeting will be 2 pm March 19. Board Meeting at 1:00 pm. Members will list and categorize the books in the MCV Library. This will make book check out easier.
Members are to think about programs for future MCV meetings.
Musical Program and talk by Tone Wattum
Tone Wattum, Spydevera, Norway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spydeberg
Tone talked about her musical life in Norway. Tone’s parents were “hobby musicians.” Her dad played the guitar and was introduced to country music when he was in the military and listened to the music of Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Eddy Arnold and more. Her mother was a singer who learned to yodel from her Austrian father and she loved music from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
When Tone was four years old and her hands were large enough she begged her father to teach her how to play the guitar. He taught her how to play with one string and at five years old she could sing and play 100 songs with three chords. Tone was six years old when she first performed on stage and at age seven she started singing with a girl’s choir traveling with the choir to competitions all over Europe. Tone convinced her parents to take her to Nashville when she was sixteen and she is still coming back to visit and record in “Music City”.
Tone talked about the making of her new CD “Back in the highlife” and working in Nashville and Jackson, TN recording studios and her respect for the Nashville music community. Tone en- joyed gigs as a guest artist at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Legends Corner and The Stage on Broadway during this twelve day stay in “Music City.”
Tone sang acapella on several Norwegian and Swedish Folk songs and wowed us with her yo- deling skills. It was a wonderful talk and musical afternoon for all in attendance. Tusen takk.
Check out the many pages on Tone Wattum on the internet. Check out her new CD.