Dan Patlansky needs no introduction but we’re going to give him one anyway.
With the only artist to have two albums named #1 by Blue Rock Review USA, it’s safe to call the man a living legend and having opened for rock ‘n’ roll icons Bruce Springsteen in 2014 and toured with Joe Satriani in 2015, he topped last year off by being invited to play for the worldwide Fender annual conference in Holland in 2019.
And with a Cape Town tour in the pipeline, he’s looking forward to being back in the Mother City to headline this year’s Table Mountain Blues Summit.
Another feature of this year’s festival is Richard Pryor’s new Blues Meets Rock feature for the day. When asked why he loves the blues, Pryor exclaimed, “Aaaah man. What’s not to love? The chameleon of all genres.”
“So this year at the Summit I wanted to highlight some of the musicians that have been a part of this project over the last year and take the audience on a rollercoaster Blues Rock Journey,” he continues. “We will have Jesse Jordan, Dr John and Dean “Zeppelin” Coche on vocals, Morne Toua on keyboards, Rob Stemmett on bass, Steph Nortje on drums, Mark Fransman on sax and myself on guitar.”
Add to that the legendary Albert Frost, the wild Black Cat Bones, and the rest of the extraordinarily talented line-up: Wayne Paul Trio, Dave Ferguson, Sonic Citizen, The Bootleggers and Nhoza Sitsholwana Band and we’re mad glad that this festival has returned.