Dan Patlansky, brilliant guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues, will be doing shows in Port Elizabeth and Jeffreys Bay next week (May 2014).
And St Francis Chronicle is giving away two sets of double tickets and 2 CDs to two lucky readers in our competition (see details below).
Patlansky will be at the Cash Store in PE in 16 & 17 May and at Potters’ Place in Jeffreys Bay on 18 May.
Patlanky is taking his seventh and latest 10-track album, Dear Silent Thieves, on tour with 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 best blues rock album release of the year by the Blues Rock Review in the US of A, 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 best Blues Rock release of 2013 by the Blues Rock Review in America, as well as a his 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.
Win Tickets and CDS!!
Answer this question to : What is the name of Patlansky’s latest album?
Readers wanting to attend one of Dan Patlansky’s shows or to win CDSs need to send a message with the answer to the above question on the St Francis Chronicle FB page:
Please mention in the message whether you want a CD or the tickets.
One reader will win 2 tickets each. Another two readers will get one CD each.
Some of his forthcoming Tour dates:
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
|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|
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