Winners of the European Blues Awards in the category "Best Band": Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
The ceremony for the EUROPEAN BLUES AWARDS was held last night at Manchester Acoustic Blues Festival.
And in the category ”Best Band”, the winner is…..THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO!
Here’s a short video where the winner is announced, our own Thjorborn Risay´ger :-)
BETH HART is the winner in the ”Best Female Vocalist” category.
The European Blues Awards started back in 1981 and is the biggest and longest-running independent music prize outside of the USA, according to their web.
Their web page will be updated soon, but you can see the other nominees here:
The Tornado will be playing 26 concerts in 7 countries next Spring, from 20 Jan until 4 May, see attached tour plan.
Here’s a video from a Dutch Festival, Aug 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4C5s86kBE0 (3 songs)
# Dan Ackroyd played their latest album in his radioshow, broadcast all over the United States, Elwood’s Blues Mobile
# Paul Jones has played several tracks with the band in his BBC program
# Blues & Soul Magazine, legendary British music magazine, started in 1966, about the band’s album”Too Many Roads":
"Danish blues singer Thorbjorn Risager is a man whose name you may have difficulty pronouncing, but a voice you will not easily forget. His debut for the Ruf label is a unique offering, one of the best blues records I have heard this year...This guy is a singer’s singer, but maybe born too late, because if he had been doing this job in the '50s and '60s and lived in the USA, surely he would be a legend by now."
# ”Too Many Roads” was number ONE on Classic Rock's Blues Magazine (UK) Best Of 2014 list
# The band plays round 100 concerts per year, and totally they’ve played round 850 gigs in 22 countries.