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To achieve legend-status as a Blues musician at the age of 30 is almost unheard of. Enter Dan Patlansky – an artist who shares the muse that touched Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. What Dan Patlansky can do with a six-string Fender Stratocaster, most critically acclaimed guitarists will never quite achieve in a lifetime.
This is made evident on Patlansky’s latest offering, 20 Stones. 20 Stones showcases Patlansky’s musical genius, one-of-a-kind voice and his chameleon-like ability to change the intonation and emotive quality of the music from track to track. Imagine the love child of Stevie Nicks and Tom Waits wrenching out a soulful ballad laced with blues all the while doing things with a guitar that seem almost impossible.
When describing the vibe of the album, Patlansky says: “I was going for an extremely old school filthy approach on the blues, which I’ve always wanted to do. I believe we definitely nailed it with 20 Stones. Not only did I draw from my love the blues but also my love of old school Rock n Roll… ”
Patlansky’s 20 Stones can best be described as a modern Blues album, and is a labour of love, weaved together by Dan and some of the best musicians in the business. The album was recorded at Sumo Sound Johannesburg by Peter Auret and was mixed by the brilliant Theo Crous at Belville Studios in Cape Town. But the gifted team that had a hand in the production of 20 Stones does not end there. It was mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles. Theo Crous also appears as a guest musician, playing some Hammond organ and percussion on the album. 20 Stones was produced by Dan Patlansky and Peter Auret.
The album can also be pre-ordered online – visit www.danpatlansky.com to get a copy.
The Dan Patlansky album 20 Stones is also available at all live performances.