Dan Patlansky – Dear silence thieves


South African blues musician Dan Patlansky released his debut album in 1999 and is now releasing his seventh album, Dear silence thieves. His second album saw him signed to a major label, and in 2006 he became just one of six musicians in Africa to receive a guitar and amp endorsements from Fender. A highlightSouth African blues musician Dan Patlansky released his debut album in 1999 and is now releasing his seventh album, Dear silence thieves. His second album saw him signed to a major label, and in 2006 he became just one of six musicians in Africa to receive a guitar and amp endorsements from Fender. A highlight of his career has to be the biggest gig he has played – supporting Bruce Springsteen in front of 65,000 fans at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. April this year though will see him performing at the far smaller Borderline venue in London to launch the new album. One nice touch with the album CD booklet is that there’s an explanation of where the album title came from (a couple of inconsiderate people talking loudly during an acoustic gig to the extent that the artist stopped the show and threw them out). It’s something I’m sure many of us can relate to as so many people seem to disturb others at gigs rather than doing the decent thing and leaving to talk elsewhere since they clearly aren’t interested in the gig. Apart from that the booklet gives the usual bits – thanks, and song lyrics, […]

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