Dan Patlansky: 20 Stones Review

On his latest studio effort, Dan Patlansky delivers a seriously fierce, fiery representation of his take on old-school blues and early rock. It’s a 10-track musical accomplishment that is sure to leave any blues fan wanting more of his work.

The album is a strong testament to Patlansky’s talent, and a welcome addition to any blues enthusiast’s library. With Patlansky himself a producer of the album, his creative control was certainly able to flourish and produce something genuinely his.

The title track turns out to be the one that contrasts the rest of the album’s material most sharply. “20 Stones” has no words, only nearly 5 sublime minutes of intermittently brooding and blistering acoustic fingerwork. It’s a welcome intermission in the swirling vortex of vicious blues licks, and my personal favorite track from the album. It’s certainly refreshing to see an artist take a break from the expected and do something unique, and the track’s unique contribution to the album as a whole definitely pays off.

20 Stones is an album that is bound to further enamor listeners already familiar with Patlansky’s work. For those that are hearing him for the first time, it’s a great representation of why he’s considered the top blues guitarist in South Africa.

The Review: 8/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– 20 Stones
– Call Me The Breeze
– Slap In The Face
– Cross Country Limping

The Big Hit

– Call Me The Breeze

Review by Tyler Quiring

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5 Responses to “Dan Patlansky: 20 Stones Review”

  1. […] player out of South Africa today. The 30-year-old Blues Rock guitarist just released a new album, 20 Stones, and Dan was kind enough to give us the scoop on the album, share his thoughts on the state of […]

  2. […] come out of South Africa. Dan has now released 20 Stones, his 5th album which has been heralded by Blues Rock Review as “a ten track musical accomplishment that is sure to leave any blues fan wanting more of […]

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  4. Nilda says:

    I don’t supposed it possible to get “20 stones” or “wooden thoughts” here in the USA?

  5. […] in recent years as one of the top up and comers on the blues rock scene. Patlansky’s albums 20 Stones and Wooden Thoughts both made Blues Rock Review’s year end Top 20 lists and he recently […]

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