Dan Patlansky // Shelter Of Bones // Album Review

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South African Blues-Rocker Dan Patlansky is back with his latest offering Shelter Of Bones this coming Friday courtesy of Virgin Music. 

Patlansky is a stellar guitarist and killer songwriter and possibly due to his geographical location in S.A has gone under the radar for most, until now. His latest recording Shelter Of Bones is going to change all that for this award-winning Bluesman. 

Shelter of Bones was recorded over a three-year period from 2019-2021.  “The pandemic allowed me to take my time, and really think about how I want the songs to come across,” reflects Patlansky.

“In many ways, I tried to keep the sound from past albums that I’ve become known for in my arrangements and songwriting, but definitely took some different turns along the way. I’ve always seen a record as a time capsule of where an artist is in a particular time of their lives.”

 

For Patlansky, Shelter of Bones covers a three-year period of many ups and downs, and, as a result, the South African guitarist believes the process has been a very interesting journey.

 

“My goal is always to try make a record that I would want to listen to,” says Patlansky. “I’m very happy and proud of this album. I produced it myself because I wanted a very particular sound. On three of the tracks, I enlisted a good friend and ex-keyboard player from Hamburg, Tom Gatza, who brought a fresh feel to these songs, especially the ballads (I’ll Keep Trying and Shelter of Bones).”

Shelter of Bones is an accurate representation of who I am currently as an artist, which is a modern twist on what I love most, the Blues.”

With time on his hands, Patlansky has delivered a blistering recording that transcends his earlier work, it has allowed the artist to breathe and his songwriting and stellar guitar work to come to the fore. Heavily influenced by SRV, Patlansky has taken all the inspiration that the late great Stevie Ray has bestowed upon him and taken it to new heights on his latest album. There was nobody quite like SRV back in the day and in 2022 there isn’t anyone quite like Dan Patlansky on the scene either, his ability to fuse modern-day Rock with Blues infused separates him from the chasing pack, he has his own unique voice in the current Blues scene and technical ability to put the fear of god into any six-string guitar geek standing before him at any gig. His tone is just sublime, Stevie on steroids at times and at others a deft touch so intricate it’ll break your heart in two.

I for one and delighted to have Patlansky back doing his thing and with an April UK Tour with Arielle on our doorstep you’ll not have long to wait to experience it for yourself. 

 

Shelter Of Bones drops Friday, Feb 25th Courtesy Of Virgin Music. 

 

 

ALBUM TRACKLISTING

 

1. SOUL PARASITE (3:31)

2. SNAKE OIL CITY (4:26)

3. SELFISH LOVER (3:14)

4. LOST (4:14)

5. BAD SOUL (4:06)

6. PRESENCE (4:13)

7. *I’LL KEEP TRYING (5:42)

8. DEVIL’S DOPAMINE (3:19)

9. SWEET MEMORIES (4:51)

10. *HOUNDS LOOSE (3:44)

11. *SHELTER OF BONES (5:20)

Produced by Dan Patlansky

*Produced by Tom Gatza

 

Planet Rock in association with the Gig Cartel and The Main Thing
presents

DAN PATLANSKY
MARCH/APRIL 2022 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST *ARIELLE
*ALL DATES EXCEPT MANCHESTER

24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
TICKETS – thegigcartel.com, planetrocktickets.co.uk, www.danpatlansky.com/shows

 

Southampton, 1865
Thursday 31 March 2022

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Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR
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Norwich, Waterfront Arts
Friday 1 April 2022

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH
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Newcastle, The Cluny
Saturday 2 April 2022

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Venue: 0191 221 2659
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34 Lime St, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ
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Glasgow, Òran Mór

Sunday 3 April 2022

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Venue: 141 357 6200
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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
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Sheffield, Greystones
Tuesday 5 April 2022

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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS
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Bristol Exchange
Wednesday 6 April 2022

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72-73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ
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Leeds, Brudenell
Friday 8 April 2022

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33 Queen’s Rd, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY
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*Manchester, Deaf Institute
Saturday 9 April 2022

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Venue Box Office: 0161 276 9350

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135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
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Leek, Foxlowe Arts
Sunday 10 April 2022

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Venue: 01538 386 112

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Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
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London, Garage
Tuesday 12 April 2022

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20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
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