Thorbjørn Risager and The Black Tornado - If You...
Blues from Denmark!
Album: Too Many Roads, 2014
Roughly speaking, the rough and raunchy voice of 42-year-old Risager is in the tradition of singers like Son House, Long John Baldry, Alexis Korner, Johnny Winter, and Taj Mahal. Appropriately, the 12 new songs on his Too Many Roads are on Rough Records, a label currently excelling with its international roster of contemporary blues artists. But lest we forget the players supporting Risager's voice and guitar, the Black Tornado is an eight-piece band that, with only two changes, have been playing together for 10 years. They have toured extensively in 15 countries, have released eight albums to date, compose most of their own material, and produced Too Many Roads themselves. Their combined experience shows.
Recorded at the Medley Studio in Copenhagen, with Søren Andersen as engineer and Jesper Yebo Reginal in charge of mixing, Too Many Roads is full of subtle sonic touches that give the album a distinctive sound. While it's...
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