SA musician Dan Patlansky celebrates new album on Friday Live

SA musician Dan Patlansky celebrates new album on Friday Live

South African musician Dan Patlansky joined Breakfast with Martin Bester on Friday to perform on the Friday Live stage.

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You know him as one of the best guitarists in South Africa, and you would be correct. 

The acclaimed singer, guitarist, and songwriter has had an extensive career in the South African music scene with a discography of 10 studio albums and more than a decade of being revered as a global blues icon. 

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On Friday, Patlansky joined Breakfast with Martin Bester live in studio to perform his version of 'Sweet Home Alabama' on Friday Live to celebrate his upcoming 11th studio album. 

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Dan Patlansky has solidified his status as one of the most exceptional blues-based storytellers of his generation, earning legendary recognition worldwide. In 2024, Dan will be adding to his music catalogue with the release of his 11th studio album, 'Moving On', on 1 March 2024.

The album comes after the release of his previous album, 'Shelter of Bones', in 2022, which was voted #2 Best Blues Rock Album of 2022 by Blues Rock Review USA. Voted the #4 Best Guitarist in the world, DAN - alongside Joe Bonamassa - remains the only artist in the world with two worldwide #1, as well as two worldwide #2 Best Blues Rock albums to his name, as voted by Blues Rock Review USA. 

"'Movin On' is all about going back to my roots musically, playing and writing music that I love the most. This is, without a doubt, my most honest and raw offering to date. The older I get, the more important it is for me to play what I truly believe in," said Patlansky. 

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DAN describes the album as a no-nonsense, unforgiving and relentless time capsule of how he wants to be remembered. Even with the recording of the record, the focus was to strive for a sound as authentic as a live performance with as little polish and editing as possible.

"My new record is a true representation of myself as an artist, and more importantly - the way I want to be known as an artist. Rediscovering myself, remembering what makes me tick musically, and leaving the past far behind are all themes throughout the album. I wanted to make music that I love without worrying about commercial ideals." 

He chose MOVIN’ ON as the title track to the album because the song speaks for the entire theme of the record as a whole. Whilst performing new songs throughout 2023, 'Movin On' also seemed to resonate with audiences on a deeper level, so it was undoubtedly the perfect title for his new offering. 

"I am extremely excited for everyone to hear the new album! I am exceptionally proud of the songs, production and everyone that performed on the record! Fans can look forward to an honest, powerful and filthy (the good kind) record with great songs packaged in an old-school production!" 

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