Springsteen approved Bluesman marks album release with special London gig. 

South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to release his new album “Dear Silence Thieves” in the UK on Monday April 27th.  The album will coincide with a special London album launch showcase concert at London’s Borderline venue on the same day.  Tickets for The Borderline show are available from The Gig Cartel.com and the 24 hour box office 0844 478 0898.

Dear Silence Thieves was recently Voted #1 Blues Rock Album 2014 by “Blues Rock Review’s  Top 20 Blues Albums of 2014 poll. Other artists featured in the poll include The Black Keys, Rival Sons, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Walter Trout, Philip Sayce, and many more big names from the blues rock music scene.

In February 2014, Patlansky supported Bruce Springsteen in front of 64.000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on his High Hopes tour. Personally approved by Springsteen as support act, this was the biggest audience Patlansky had ever played to.

Never far from likeminded genius, guitarist, singer/songwriter and globally respected purveyor of the blues, Dan Patlansky, is hailed as one of the world’s finest blues-based storytellers of his generation.

Ever since his debut album, Standing At The Station, followed by his 2004 major label (Blue Note, EMI produced) masterstroke True Blues, Dan Patlansky has been immersing himself in the rich and rollicking world of blues rock music.

In February 2005, and again in July 2006, Selwyn Miller, the New Orleans based manager of David Gates, Bread, Randy Crawford and Petula Clark (amongst others), took Patlansky to New Orleans to showcase his outstanding talent.

In 2006 Fender acknowledged his talent with a guitar and amp endorsement, making him only one of six on the continent to enjoy such a privilege.

As Dan settled into his groove, what followed was a barrage of brilliantly executed eclectic and acoustic blues albums. 2006 brought with Real, Move My Soul in 2009, 20 Stones in 2012, and the unplugged wonder of 2013’s acoustically anchored Wooden Thoughts release.

With each new release, Patlansky’s albums brought with him a tighter and more engaging lyrical twist and even more interesting turns, all of which led beautifully to his much anticipated 2014 full electric album released in May.

In December 2014, DEAR SILENCE THIEVES (produced by Theo Crous) was nominated as the No. 1 Blues Rock Album in the world released for 2014 by BLUES ROCK REVIEW, alongside Joe Bonamassa, Rival Sons, Devon Allman, The Black Keys, Philip Sayce, and many more.