Dan Klarskov
Living blues from Denmark
 
- Samik Kharel
"Living blues From Denmark" is definitely what Dan Klarskov deserves to be crowned with. In this era of popular culture and show biz, that too in a place like Europe its hard to stick to the root music like the blues. In this very era, an exception like Dan Klarskov has devoted, achieved and glorified the name of the blues.
 
Dan Klarskov in his own words:
I first set eyes on the world in 1969. In 1980 I began playing the guitar, and with the leading Copenhagen blues club, Rådhuskroen (now called Mojo), as my second home I have been following the Danish blues scene since late 1985.

For the past 15 years I have been playing with inter alia Troels Jensen, Hans Knudsen, Diz Watson (UK), Earl Thomas (US), Anders Gaardmand, Kjeld Lauritsen, Erling Kroner, Bob Rockwell, Hugo Rasmussen, Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen, Danny Linde, L.P. Simonsen and Svend Zetterberg (S).

Being a machine engineer by trade I have been concentrating full-time on the music since early 1993.

 

Apart from my playing professionally this has also meant working as a technician and DJ at Denmark's leading blues radio station, Christianshavn's radio, Radio Bluestime.

Troels Jensen, Kenn Lending and Hans Knudsen encouraged me to start my own band, and in 1995 Dan Klarskov & The Honeydrippers saw the light.

This, my solo project, has resulted in the recording of Dan Klarskov & The Honeydrippers (Studio rec.1998), The Blues is a Feeling (Studio rec.2001) and Blues at Dexter. (live cd & dvd combo, 2006.)

Dan Klarskov
 
For more information visit http://www.klarskov.net/
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