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. So, Durban is in for a treat when Dan performs a special show at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway in Umhlanga on Tuesday, July 28.
Dan is back in South Africa after finishing the third leg of his four leg 2015 European Tour to promote his latest album, Dear Silence Thieves, during which he performed shows in the United Kingdom, Poland, The Netherlands and Germany in May, June and July. The album was voted the number one blues rock album in the World for 2014 by Blues Rock Review – USA.
Last year also saw Dan performing as opening act for Bruce Springsteen’s tour to South Africa. And in November he will be joining legendary guitarist Joe Satriani on his nine date UK Shockwave tour.
Dan will be joined for the Barnyard concert by three friends and music legends in their own right: Albert Frost, ‘Lonesome’ Dave Ferguson, and Brad Klynsmith.
Albert is a familiar and respected feature of the South African blues rock music scene. For the past 20 years, the energetic performances of this accomplished guitarist have dazzled audiences as he deftly alternates between rhythm and lead, while showcasing acoustic and electric guitars. His first love is blues, stemming from the influence of his long relationship with the Blues Broers, with whom he has performed since 1994 for more than 20 years.
Dave is a one-man lo-fi-hi-impact explosion of trans-blues and country-dub. He uses only harmonica, human beat-box and vocals, recording live loops and then layering and building those loops to construct a song. Although it’s a solo act, it’s not your typical singer-song-whiner type show – expect more in your face dance-style grooves served up in a deep-south style.
Last, but not least, Brad is the lead vocalist and guitarist for Gangs of Ballet, who have a string of hit singles, videos and numerous prestigious award nominations and allocates behind them.
Dan Patlansky & Friends is bound to be a rare treat, so don’t miss them at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway.The show will start at 8pm and tickets are R150. For bookings and inquiries phone 031 566 3045, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.barnyard.durban and www.danpatlansky.com for more information.