Rising Star's Second Wind after Katrina Devastation; His First Shot at Cracking the International Scene Was Cut Short by the New Orleans Hurricane of 2005, but Now Blues Talent Dan Patlansky's Career Is Finally Taking off. MICHAEL WOOD Reports D

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Rising Star's Second Wind after Katrina Devastation; His First Shot at Cracking the International Scene Was Cut Short by the New Orleans Hurricane of 2005, but Now Blues Talent Dan Patlansky's Career Is Finally Taking off. MICHAEL WOOD Reports D


Byline: MICHAEL WOOD

UP-AND-COMING South African blues performer Dan Patlansky's career was well and truly blown off course some ten years ago. He had set up home in New Orleans, formed a band, booked a series of dates around the Louisiana area.. and then, a month later, Hurricane Katrina roared into town.

"I was literally there for a month and Katrina came in," recalls Dan, now 34. "In South Africa we have no natural disasters to speak of. It was a shock to the system.

"We left New Orleans because the army was there, ushering people out. We evacuated to Mississippi. The hurricane hit New Orleans early in the morning and then turned east, hitting where we were staying, but at least it wasn't a place that was eight feet below sea level.

"Luckily, we were in a brick house, but we couldn't leave the house for a week as all the roads were blocked. It was quite hardcore, debris flying around and everything."

He came through it safe and sound, however, unlike so many others, but it put paid to his American adventure.

"It was a shame," he admits.

"We'd made quite a lot of progress in that month. We'd formed a band and had dates booked, but all those were in the affected area. It put a stop to everything and I had to go back to South Africa."

Now, though, his career is back on track. His 2014 album, Dear Silence Thieves, has finally garnered him that international audience he was seeking all those years ago in New Orleans.

"Before Dear Silence Thieves, 99 per cent of my touring was in South Africa," Dan readily admits. "We'd had zero releases in the rest of the world."

Now he has a growing fanbase in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, where he will be touring extensively this summer. He also has a tour lined up for Eastern Europe.

America, though, remains largely unfinished business, he concedes.

Last November, he played at Birmingham's celebrated Symphony Hall, while supporting the great virtuoso guitarist Joe Satriani on his Shockwave Tour. And thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

"It's a beautiful place," he enthuses. "It was incredible. We played quite grand venues with Joe, but Symphony Hall stands out for me, especially the view from the stage. It was possibly the most beautiful venue we played in on that whole tour. …

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