New gigs added, including two appearances at Copenhagen blues festival. Check the gigs page. Also, my instrumental tune "Along the Nevski" will be featured on the Copenhagen Blues Festival sampler CD. You can, of course, listen to it on the net as well, just head on over to my Soundclick site to stream or download "Nevski", or several of my other tunes.
I'm fortunate enough to be this weeks featured artist on "The Late Night Blues and Jazz Hangout" Podcast show. Hosted by two great enthusiasts, Dennis
Hays and Bucky Mucker of USA and Australia, respectively, this show is a great asset for independent blues artists. The B&J hangout is a labor of love for Dennis and Bucky, and their enthusiasm about the music made the interview a very positive experience for me. Add to this the fact that we did it via Skype as a three-way conversation between Denmark, eastern USA and Perth, Australia, and you have the workings of one cool way to spend an afternoon. I certainly enjoyed being on the show, and while we talked a good deal, several of my tunes are featured as well. You can download or stream the show via the page below:
Bookings for 2006 are now starting to come in. I've been to busy to gig lately, but I am really looking forward to doing some concerts again. I've added some new stuff to the repertoire, and I've been fortunate enough to aquire a new wonderfull instrument, the National M2 guitar. A single-cone resonator instrument with a mahogany body, this guitar has a jazzy voice all of its own. I've already uploaded three tunes featuring it on my Soundclick page - the tone of this thing is an inspiration.
I'm back from the trip to the States. Both the Brooklyn
gig and the International Guitar Seminar were hugely enjoyable events
for me. I was overjoyed with the response I recieved at Magnetic
Field, and I recieved many valuable lessons at IGS.
Now, back in Denmark, I have just recorded and uploaded two small
ragtime pieces that I wrote during the summer - they're on my soundclick
Also, gigging continues here in Denmark, as well as teaching these
techniques to an increasing number of guitar students. It's all
US gig confirmed!
While I'm in New York in june for the international guitar seminar,
I will be playing an opening gig at Magnetic
Fields, a Brooklyn venue.
I'll be opening for The
Moonlighters. See the Gigs/Booking page for further details.
Huge kudos go out to certain stateside friends for your help - you
know who you are!
I haven't been updating my Soundclick
site for a while, but it seems people are still listening
to my stuff. I have several songs online at soundclick, I think
of it as my personal online audio blog. Thus, often the tunes won't
be polished, and they will often be more or less rough sketches.
I like it this way, I feel it helps to keep things real and spontaneuos,
and this is crucial for me.
Amazingly, I get between 500 and 1000 song plays a month.
I am always happy when people respond to my stuff,
and I'm honored about the many positive comments I get.
I thank you people for your listening time!
I play relatively regular gigs at Mojo,
Copenhagen's premier blues spot. I'm always happy to get the opportunity
to play for people, and Mojo is a great place, they have live music
every night, all year 'round - yes, every night.
More gigs in Denmarks other citiies are in the works, as are gigs
Some fall bookings are starting to come in, check the gigs page
In June I'll be attending my second international guitar seminar
in New York City with people such as Mike Dowling, Bob Brozman and
Steve James as teachers. Should be a lot of fun.