New on Ruf Records: Thorbjørn Risager

RisagerThorbjørn Risager And The Black Tornado is one of Denmark’s hardest working and most sought after bands. It has played as many as a hundred live gigs a year for the past ten years, has become one of the country’s hottest music exports, and has released seven albums. Now Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado coming out with its eighth album "Too Many Roads" on Ruf Records.

14-03-14 DK Pavillonen,    Grenaa
15-03-14 DK Bluesforening/Atlas, Århus
27-03-14 DK Borgerforeningen, Svendborg
28-03-14 DK Jazzhus Dexter, Odense
29-03-14 DK Amager Bio,    Köbenhavn
03-04-14 BE Spirit of 66, Verviers
16-04-14 DK Sönderborghus, Sönderborg
19-04-14 SE Nefertiti, Göteborg
17-05-14 DK Mojo, København
06-06-14 NO Dalane Blues Festival, Egersund

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Blues Music Awards Nominees Announced

BMACongratulations to our nominees for the Blues Music Awards 2014!

  • Cyril Neville - Magic Honey for 'Contemporary Blues Album'
  • Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas for 'Rock Blues Album'
  • Jimmy Carpenter (The Wheel) for 'Instrumentalist-Horn'
  • and Royal Southern Brotherhood - Songs From The Road for best 'DVD'.



Blues Caravan 2014 -10th Anniversary!


The Blues Caravan is on a roll. Now in its 10th triumphant year, Ruf’s touring showcase of new talent is sticking with the winning formula that has made it an institution. One stage. Three artists on the brink of greatness. And a crowd strapped in for the night of their lives.

With an illustrious roll call of past alumni including Ana Popovic, Oli Brown and Joanne Shaw Taylor, the Blues Caravan has always been a golden ticket to catch the scene’s next-big-things before they explode onto the world stage. Now, with the 2014 lineup of Albert Castiglia, Laurence Jones and Christina Skjolberg shaking up an international cocktail of talent from the US, the UK and Europe, the only place to be is down the front.

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Royal Southern Brotherhood on tour in Europe!


The Royal Southern Brotherhood is back in Europe!

Nov 03    S    Stockholm, Akkurat        
Nov 04    DK  Kolding, Godset                
Nov 05    DK  Copenhagen, Portalen        
Nov 07    NO  Oslo, Buckleys            
Nov 08    DK   Svendborg, Borgerforeningen    
Nov 09    DK   Esbjerg, Tobakken        
Nov 10    UK   Carlisle Bluesfestival      
Nov 12    D     Nürnberg, Hirsch*           
Nov 13    D     Bonn, Harmonie*       
Nov 14    CH   Rubigen, Mühle Hunziken    
Nov 15    CH   Baden, Nordportal        
Nov 16    D    Winterbach, Lehenbachhalle*       
Nov 18    D    Hamburg, Fabrik*        
Nov 19    D    Bensheim, Rex*        
Nov 20    D    Lindewerra, Gemeindesaal*   
Nov 21    D    Dortmund, Piano*           
Nov 22    D    Berlin, Quasimodo*        
Nov 23    D    Hannover, Blues Garage* 

 *Special guest: Samantha Fish will be on tour with the Brotherhood in Germany!

New video: Spin Doctors - If The River Was Whiskey

The rollicking clip for the title track of Spin Doctors' acclaimed blues/rock album "If The River Was Whiskey" was shot over two days in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and is a combination of concert, studio and street footage. It was directed by Satuday Night Live's long-time still photographer Mary Ellen Matthews.

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