Daniel Eriksen

"One of the foremost proponents of Delta Blues in the world today"- Chicago Blues Guide (USA)

“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)

“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)


Blues recording artist and songwriter Daniel Eriksen is best known for his breathtaking skill on the slide guitar. Through dedication, and 25 years of relentless touring all over the world, Daniel Eriksen has built a reputation as a great slide guitarist and blues artist.

His style of dirty Mississippi delta blues, infused with New Orleans rhythms, gospel and boogie, has brought him many fans around the world.
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 Spellemannsprisen 2014 and 2020 (Blues Album of the Year), The NBF Blues Award 2015 (Blues Artist of the Year), and 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. 

As a touring musician, 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.

Photos by Claudia Murgese


ISC 2020

Honorable Mention

Daniel's original song “Barefoot Among Scarecrows” has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Blues category of the 2020 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). With over 26,000 entries from 158 countries, only 1% of all entries made it to Honorable Mention, so I am extremely proud of this achievement. Judges included music industry professionals, and fine artists such as Tom Waits, John Mayall, David Lindley, Joe Louis Walker, Irma Thomas and many more.

International Blues Challenge 2018

2. Place Winner

Daniel & Stig took 2. Place in the Solo/Duo Category at IBC in Memphis 2018

NBF Bluesprisen 2015

Notodden Blues Festival

Daniel received the NBF Blues Award. It was presented by Steven Van Zandt

Spellemannsprisen 2014

Moonshine Hymns

Daniel received the prestigious Spellemannsprisen 2014 for Moonshine Hymns