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Dan Patlansky

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Dan Patlansky

South African blues-rock guitar virtuoso Dan Patlansky was born in 1981 in Johannesburg into a music-loving family. Growing up on the classic rock, blues, jazz, funk, and soul in his parents' record collection, he went on to discover Pink Floyd, who became his favorite band. From there he got heavily into Stevie Ray Vaughan and decided to devote himself to blues-rock, forming his first band at age 16. His debut album Standing at the Station, self-released in 2000, led to a short-lived deal with Blue Note, resulting in his only major-label release, 2004's True Blues