Dan Patlansky announces “Shelter of Bones”

South African blues rock guitar ace Dan Patlansky will release Shelter of Bones on February 25th. It’s the followup to 2018’s Perfection Kills, which was voted Blues Rock Review’s #2 album of that year.

Patlansky is one of only two artists in history to earn Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of the year twice. He took home the honor in 2014 with Dear Silence Thieves and 2016 with IntroVertigo. The only other artist to earn Blues Rock Review’s top album twice is Joe Bonamassa.

Patlansky has released a music video for the first single, “Hounds Loose.”

Shelter of Bones was recorded over three years from 2019-2021.

“The pandemic allowed me to take my time, and really think about how I want the songs to come across,” says 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.”

Patlansky adds, “My goal is always to try make a record that I would want to listen to. 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.”

TRACK LISTING

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)

Patlansky will tour the UK this spring with special guest Arielle.

TOUR DATES

Southampton, 1865
Thursday 31 March 2022

Norwich, Waterfront Arts
Friday 1 April 2022

Newcastle, The Cluny
Saturday 2 April 2022

Glasgow, Òran Mór
Sunday 3 April 2022

Sheffield, Greystones
Tuesday 5 April 2022

Bristol, Exchange
Wednesday 6 April 2022

Leeds, Brudenell
Friday 8 April 2022

*Manchester,  Deaf Institute
Saturday 9 April 2022

Leek, Foxlowe Arts
Sunday 10 April 2022

London, Garage
Tuesday 12 April 2022

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