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GT: What was the first gui­tar you re­ally lusted af­ter? DP: When I started play­ing I had a cheap and nasty gui­tar. So my dream was to own a rose­wood fret­board Fen­der Strat. And 20 years later my taste in gui­tars hasn’t changed much. GT: What was the best gig you ever per­formed? DP: Open­ing for Bruce Spring­steen in Feb 2014, at the FNB Sta­dium Jo­han­nes­burg, in front of 68 000 peo­ple. We had Bruce Spring­steen and Tom Morello watch­ing our set from the wings. No pres­sure!!! GT: What’s the most im­por­tant mu­si­cal les­son you ever learnt? DP: Don’t try and play ev­ery­thing you know in the first five sec­onds of your solo. Just be­cause you can play some­thing, doesn’t mean you al­ways should. GT: Who’s the great­est gui­tarist that’s ever lived? DP: Jimi Hen­drix be­cause he changed the way peo­ple think about gui­tar play­ing, he changed the way peo­ple think about the blues and is still one of the most rel­e­vant gui­tar play­ers to­day. GT: Is there a solo you re­ally wish you had played? DP: Jeff Beck’s ver­sion of The Bea­tle’s A Day In The Life - pos­si­bly the most ex­pres­sive piece of gui­tar work I’ve ever heard. GT: What’s the solo/song of your own that you’re most proud of? DP: Solo, Big Things Go­ing Down off my Move My Soul al­bum. I’m a sucker for slow mi­nor blues. Song: Hold On, from my new al­bum Dear Si­lence Thieves. GT: What would you most like to be re­mem­bered for? I would like to be re­mem­bered for hope­fully mak­ing a unique brand of heav­ily gui­tar driven blues-rock with qual­ity songs that peo­ple will en­joy for decades to come. Dan Pat­lansky is spe­cial guest on Joe Sa­tri­ani’s Shock­wave UK tour which kicks off at the Manch­ester 02 Apollo on Novem­ber 1st. His new al­bum, Dear Si­lence Thieves, al­bum was voted #1 on Blues Rock Re­view’s Top 20 Blues Al­bums in De­cem­ber 2014. Fur­ther info: http:// dan­pat­lansky.com.

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