Dan Patlansky set to play at Park Acoustics
The September edition of Park Acoustics will take place at Fort Schanskop this Sunday, featuring such talents as Mr Cat and the Jackal, Hellcats and guitar maestro Dan Patlansky. We spoke to Patlansky about his set and his recently-released album.
You recently completed your European tour. What was the experience like?
It was awesome and gets better for us every time we go back. It [our fan-base] is building nicely over there.
You’re also busy with a local solo acoustic tour now. What can fans expect from the upcoming shows?
Stripped down versions off a lot of the tune I do with the band, plus a whole bunch of stuff I only play on the solo show.
Do you have any personal goals for your set at this month’s Park Acoustics event?
Always love playing this event. So pretty much no different to any other time. Just give it our all.
You have played a staggering amount of shows so far this year. What kind of venues do you prefer to play in – open air, or enclosed spaces?
It all depends for me. If the sound in the venue is great and it creates a good vibe on stage then I love it. Playing different venues on tour every night can sometimes be challenging. All depends on the night, I suppose.
In August, you hosted a series of Guitar Weekends in Clarens. How did you find this experience?
We’ve been doing it for almost a decade now and it’s one of the highlights of my calendar. Hanging out with 30 like-minded people is awesome. We are holding another one in early December this year.
In May this year you released your new album, Introvertigo. Where did the inspiration for the album’s name come from?
I’m an introvert at heart and when I first heard the word and the meaning it made so much sense to me. I experience Introvertigo on a daily basis. So it made sense to be the album title.
Do you have any favourite tracks from the album?
For me it’s “Still Wanna Be Your Man” and “Heartbeat”.