In July 2015 I went to Austin, Texas, thanks to the collaboration of Finnish and Danish songwriter associations with the House of Songs of Austin musicians. Instead of the original 2 week visit, my first and only trip to USA extended much more. With the Knudsons we created quite a peculiar candidate for Eurovision Song Contest, which we submitted to Norway and Finland. Elizabeth is trained opera singer of Norwegian heritage, meanwhile her husband Chris has Swedish or maybe even Finnish ancestors. The couple has just released their first duo album LightBody Sound .
Photos: Bill Bastas