Reidar Atle Moursund was born in
the northern part of Norway in 1958. Ever since early childhood music has
been a major interest to Moursund, and his first encounters with string
instruments was when he started exploring the electric bass as a six year
Shortly thereafter he picked up the guitar, and the young Reidar began
writing his own music and recording it onto tape.
One thing led to another, and his debut on vinyl was an interpretation of
the Harold Arlen classic
Over The Rainbow, included on the
Experience Records compilation “Nord Norsk Pop-Mix Vol. 1” in
Moursund now resides in the northern island community of Herøy, where he
spends his days working as a headmaster at the local school and writing
music from his small red house by the sea.
In terms of inspiration, he cites a broad spectre of musical influences
ranging from Chet Atkins, Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton, James Taylor and
Jeff Beck to Edward Grieg.
The 2007 release Wherever I Go is Reidar Moursunds fourth album, clearly
demonstrating his musical diversity.