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Dan Patlansky & Basson Laubscher in live Knysna

Sun Mar 17, 13:00 - Sun Mar 17, 16:00

Blend Country Restaurant & Pub


Join us for a DOUBLE BILL SHOW featuring two of South Africa's most EXCEPTIONAL BLUES GUITARISTS – and an afternoon of quality live music you won't soon forget..!

***Online Ticket Sales End Saturday 16 March @ 20h00***



Sunday 17 March 2024

At Blend Country Restaurant

Live show from approx 1-1.30pm

*Gates open at 12h00

Tickets (Adults 18+): R200 (R220 at the gate)

Tickets (Minors 13-17): R150



With a discography of 10 studio albums and more than a decade of being revered as a global blues icon, DAN PATLANSKY has solidified his status as one of the most exceptional blues-based storytellers of his generation, earning legendary recognition worldwide. In 2024, DAN will be adding to his catalog of music with the release of his 11th studio album, ‘MOVIN’ ON’ on 1 March 2024. 

The album comes after the release of his previous album, ‘Shelter of Bones’ in 2022, which was voted #2 Best Blues Rock Album of 2022 by Blues Rock Review USA. Voted the #4 Best Guitarist in the world, DAN - alongside Joe Bonamassa - remains the only artist in the world with two worldwide #1, as well as two worldwide #2, Best Blues Rock Albums to his name, as voted by Blues Rock Review USA.

“MOVIN’ ON is all about going back to my roots musically; playing and writing music that I love the most. This is without a doubt my most honest and raw offering to date. The older I get, the more important it is for me to play what I truly believe in.” - DAN PATLANSKY.

DAN describes the album as a no-nonsense, unforgiving and relentless time capsule of how he wants to be remembered. Even with the recording of the record, the focus was to strive for a sound as authentic as a live performance with as little polish and editing as possible.


Dubbed South Africa’s Rory Gallagher, Basson Laubscher is one talented musician.

Born and raised in Stellenbosch, Basson fell in love with music! At the tender age of 13 he started playing guitar and has never looked back. During his high school career he met fellow band member Bertie Coetzee and helped form one of South Africa’s most loved bands, Zinkplaat who performed at all of South Africa's most loved festivals for over 10 years.

After the band split, Basson knew he had to pursue music further and thus The Violent Free Peace was born, with a passion for Blues Rock. The Violent Free Peace have released 2 albums to date: With their first EP titled, Shakedown and their more recent release titled, Testify which will no doubt have you believing in a higher power of good old school boogie!


Dan Patlansky & Basson Laubscher in live Knysna
Blend Country Restaurant & Pub
George Rex Dr, Knysna, 6571, South Africa
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