Daniel Eriksen - Blues Artist & Slide Guitarist

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"Eriksen possesses a genuine Delta feel" 

- Blues Blast Magazine (USA)

"His slide guitar and vocal pairing is reminiscent of the early recordings of John Mooney and Roy Rogers" - Blues Music Magazine (USA)

 

"Daniel Eriksen is the real damn deal!!!" - Jimmy Carpenter (artist and promoter)

  

"Fucking Amazing!" - Steven Van Zandt (artist, actor, producer)       

                                          

 "He's got his own style! If he's copying anyone, I haven't heard them" - Eden Brent (artist)

 "He shouts, stomps and screams his way through this set of  Delta blues and dark gospel with plenty of feeling. So much, in fact, that you sometimes forget this is a new record from a modern day, Scandinavian blues man" - Blues Matters (UK Blues Magazine)

 

 New Album out in June!

Blues recording artist and songwriter Daniel Eriksen is best known for his breathtaking skill on the slide guitar. In addition to having studied the old masters of slide such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Blind Willie Johnson, Eriksen has learned firsthand from modern masters like Roy Rogers, John Mooney and Bob Brozman. Since he grew up north of the arctic circle, he calls his music "Arctic Slide". 

Daniel has been the recipient of numerous awards such as Blues Album Of The Year (The Spellemann Award/Norwegian Grammy 2014), Blues Artist of The Year (The NBF Blues Award 2015), and just recently took 2nd Place at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee January 2018, in competition with almost 100 great acts from all over the world. His album "Narrative Boogie" was nominated for Acoustic Blues Album of the year at the 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards. 

All of Eriksen's albums have received top notch reviews, from his first New Orleans inspired Ya Ya and Muddy Days, to the dark award winning gospel blues album Moonshine Hymns and his recent rollicking Narrative Boogie.

A new album is out now with recordings from the famous Sun Studio and The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee and Clarksdale Soundstage and Big Toe in Duncan, Mississippi. In June the new album with Vidar Busk is out. 

As a touring musician for over 20 years, Eriksen has performed with fine artists such as Lazy Lester, Rick Danko, Fiona Boyes, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Lightnin' Malcolm, Eden Brent, Bill Abel, Grayson Capps and served as opening act for B.B. King, The Yardbirds and John Mayall among others.

Actor, producer, musician and guitarist for Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, has tweeted about seeing Daniel's performances, on several occations: «Fu**ing amazing!» and «My Man!»

Discography: 

Hustle & Flow (2019)

Tin Roofs & Bottle Trees (2018) 

Narrative Boogie (2017) - Nominated for a Blues Blast Music Award

Moonshine Hymns (2014) - Received the Spellemann Award 

Grey Goose EP (2012) 

Muddy Days (2010)

Ya Ya (2006)