Reidar Larsen is in Norway known as "the uncrowned King of blues". He is an Norwegian bluespianist and vocalist. He was born in Oslo 12th March 1955, but moved to Stavanger in 1960, and has lived there ever since. Reidar Larsen was one of the original members, and one of the founders of the Norwegian band Stavangerensemblet. He has also played in bands like The Nurk Twins and Smalhans. His partial to blues started when he heard the American bluespianist, Otis Spann, play.