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When you hear the name Dan Patlansky it immediately conjures up images of the genius guitarist, singer/ songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues he is.  Come May 2014 Patlanky’s seventh and latest 10-track masterstroke, Dear Silent Thieves, drops, and with it no less than 10 dates where fans can engage live and loud, right across the country and into Mozambique and Swaziland too.  Brandishing his Theo Crous-produced new electric album, Dan’s Southern African pilgrimage will start in Johannesburg on 9 May and culminate in the kingdom of Swaziland at The Bushfire Festival 22 days later.

 

Comfortably into his second generation of frayed, Fender electric -fuelled storytelling, the blues and Patlansky are welded at the hip. Think “Daddy’s Old Gun”, a song off of 2012’s 20 Stones album being acknowledged as one of the best singles of the year by Rolling Stone SA, or the self same album being chosen as the 10th and it’s blatently clear that all Patlansky strums to is golden.  Not only did he win a Golden Standard Bank Ovation award for his solo acoustic show at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2013, he also received an invite to tour Germany with Everlast last year.  Add accolades that include Patlansky’s 2013 acoustic album, Wooden Thoughts, being chosen as the 16th nomination as one of the artists to watch in 2014, and all signs are pointed to Patlansky enjoying global recognition for his growing contribution to the blues. Having already opened for Bruce Springsteen on his recent High Hopes SA tour, and receiving a further invitation to headline the Horsens Festival in Denmark this coming November, Dan Patlansky’s brand new musical chapter has, and will, add further substance to the iTunes store and the world of blues/rock at large.

 

Whether it’s European tours with the likes of Everlast in 2013, or prepping to do a local national tour, Dan’s Dear Silent Thieves has enjoyed a convincing series of rehearsals before the day the LA-based Lurssen Masterering masterpiece hits with a raw ability and exceptionally rare modern-day blues integrity. “Dear Silent Thieves only has 10 tracks, and I love that. No dilution, just good, old-fashioned, modern blues,” he concludes.

 

Here are the dates for the tour ::

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9 May Rivonia Barnyard – Johannesburg 011 234 2033

10 May Atterbury Theatre – Pretoria 012 471 1701

15 May George Arts Theatre – George Beatrice 044 874 3142

16 May Cash Store – Port Elizabeth 041 366 1211

17 May Cash Store – Port Elizabeth 041 366 1211

18 May Potter’s Place – Jeffreys’ Theatre 042 293 2500

19 May Fugard Theatre – Cape Town 021 461 4554

24 May Strab – Mozambique http://www.strab.co.za/bookings-prices.html

26 May Gateway Barnyard – Durban 031 566 3045

31 May Bush Fire Festival – Swaziland

 

 

For more information:

Dan Patlansky website – www.danpatlansky.com

Dan Patlansky on Facebook – Facebook: www.facebook.com/danpatlanskymusic

Dan Patlansky on Twitter – Twitter @danpatlansky

Dan Patlansky on YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/DANPATLANSKYfull

 

Discography:

Dear Silent Thieves (2014)

Wooden Thoughts (2013)

20 Stones (2012)

Move My Soul (2009)

Real (2006)

True Blues (2004)

Standing at the Station (1999)

Written by Nic Berti
Founder at El Beardo. Music addict. Festival junkie. Gamer.

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