Never far from likeminded genius, guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor
of the blues, DAN PATLANSKY sidles into his second successive decade as one of
the world’s finest blues-based storytellers of his generation.
Ever since his debut album, Standing At The Station, followed by his 2004 major label
(Blue Note, EMI produced) masterstroke True Blues, Dan Patlansky has been immersing
himself in the rich and rollicking world of blues rock music. In February 2005, and again in
July 2006, Selwyn Miller, the New Orleans based manager of David Gates, Bread, Randy
Crawford and Petula Clark (amongst others), took Patlansky to New Orleans to showcase
his outstanding talent.
In 2006 Fender acknowledged his talent with a guitar and amp endorsement, making him
only one of six on the continent to enjoy such a privilege.
As Dan settled into his groove, what followed was a barrage of brilliantly executed eclectic
and acoustic blues albums. 2006 brought with Real, Move My Soul in 2009, 20 Stones in
2012, and the unplugged wonder of 2013’s acoustically anchored Wooden Thoughts release.
With each new release, Patlansky’s albums brought with him a tighter and more engaging
lyrical twist and even more interesting turns, all of which led beautifully to his much anticipated
2014 full- electric album released in May. In December 2014, DEAR SILENCE
THIEVES (produced by Theo Crous) was voted the nr. 1 Blues Rock Album in the world
released for 2014 by BLUES ROCK REVIEW/USA, alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa,
Rival Sons, Devon Allman, The Black Keys, Philip Sayce, and many more.
“After over a decade of making albums for us, Dan’s seventh album continues to
deliver the goods that have made him the premier blues rock guitar player in South
Africa, if not one of the top in the world.” – Kevin O’Rourke, Blues Rock Review, USA.
Dan started 2014 off with a bang when he was chosen to open for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
in front of 64 000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in February on his
High Hopes tour. Dan was personally approved by Springsteen as support act, seeing as
Springsteen rarely has guest artists for his shows. Also a milestone for Dan’s career when
he played in front of the biggest audience he has ever played to.
After touring Europe in 2013 with Everlast, Dan returned to the continent in October 2014
for another tour to promote Dear Silence Thieves internationally. He impressed Norway
when he headlined the FJORD BLUES FESTIVAL with words such as ‘magic’ and ‘religious
experience’ used to describe his performance.
With successful shows in the Netherlands and Germany, Dan ended his European tour by
headlining the HORSENS BLUES FESTIVAL in Denmark, a festival where he played at
the ‘Showcase Stage’ in the basement in 2013.
After Dear Silence Thieves was voted the nr. 1 Blues/ Rock Album in the world by Blues
Rock Review USA in 2014, Dan received raving reviews in European and international
press for the album. Dear Silence Thieves was released in the UK on 27 April 2015, the
same day he performed a launch showcase concert at The Borderline in London. Dan
also visited Europe in May, June and July and performed shows in the UK, Poland, The
Netherlands and Germany.
In March 2015, legendary guitarist JOE SATRIANI announced Dan Patlanksy as special
guest on his UK Shockwave November 2015 tour. The tour stretched over the course of 31
days, 10 countries and 25 shows.
In April 2016, Dan released the follow up album to Dear Silence Thieves with Theo Crous
helming the production, entitled INTROVERTIGO.
Dan kicked off 2016 with his Sweet Home Africa Solo Acoustic Tour, followed by his INTROVERTIGO album launch tour in April in South Africa. In May 2016, Dan performed as
special guest on award-winning Blues Rock band, KING KING’s nationwide UK tour.
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