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All Music Guide:
Norwegian-born Mads Eriksen released his first album, Journey, in 1990. The disc quickly set him in the guitar hero section of the musical genre, that area reserved for people like Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. He followed that album up the next year with Storyteller. 1993 saw Eriksen releasing an ambitious effort entitled Intermission Troldhaugen. The album was a tribute to Norwegian classical composer Edward Grieg. The next year he let loose with an album simply and eloquently called Mads Eriksson. It was another two years before the follow-up to that one came out. It was in the form of Plough Boy. The album showed the beginnings of a country-sort of texture. His newest album, Suburban Cowboy, continues in that vein, moving into the use of instruments such as banjo and accordion. It was released in 1998.