An array of new international names of high-flying musicians are now on the roster for this year’s Tønder Festival: John Moreland, Karl Blau, Lion Bear Fox, Yola Carter, William Prince, Leyla McCalla and Mick Flannery.
One of Tønder Festival’s strongest suits is that it is here you can meet musicians you cannot find at other summer festivals. Many of the international artists are appearing exclusively at Tønder Festival. And the top-class names Tønder Festival can now reveal are no exception.
Hot Names on the Poster
American John Moreland, who opened for Jason Isbell at his 2016 concert at Vega in Copenhagen, is a promising newcomer. Karl Blau, playing in Odense in February, is one of the veterans of the indie scene in north-western USA. The Canadian trio Lion Bear Fox are among their homeland’s favourite groups right now; this is their first Danish appearance, too. William Prince, songwriter and singer at the top of his game, is already a notability.
British Yola Carter has a voice they say can melt anything, and she recently won the title of UK Artist of The Year at The UK Americana Awards 2017. From Louisiana we have the eminent cellist, banjo player and songwriter Leyla McCalla, and from Ireland, Mick Flannery, who was with us last year.
Tønder: first with the latest
As so often before, and again this year, Tønder Festival has found new international names and maintains its status as ‘first mover’, presenting fresh talent for the first time in Denmark. For instance, Canadians Lion Bear Fox and William Prince.
“On the americana scenes in USA and Canada we find lots of new and exciting musicians these days. Our aim is to give our audience the opportunity to hear them while they are still on their way up,” says Maria Theessink, artistic director at Tønder Festival.
(Photo above: John Moreland)
The 2017 Roster – so far:
Lucinda Williams (USA), Shovels & Rope (USA), Loudon Wainwright III (USA), Marc Cohn (USA), Daniel Norgren (S), Grant-Lee Phillips (USA), Lion Bear Fox (CAN), John Moreland (USA), Sara Watkins (USA), Allan Olsen (DK), A.J. Croce (USA), Altan (IRL), Tami Neilson (CAN), Kentaur (DK), Ìmar (SCO, IRL), Savage Rose (DK), Hush (DK), Afenginn (DK), GLAS (DK, NO, FO, FI), Réalta (IRL), Nive Nielsen (GRL), Homesick Hank (DK), Dallahan (SCO/IRL), Romengo (HU), Talisk (SCO), Danni Nicholls (UK), Kaia Kater (CAN), Foy Vance (UK), Laura Mo (DK), Dorthe Gerlach (DK), Karl Blau (USA), William Prince (CAN), Yola Carter (ENG), Leyla McCalla (USA), Mick Flannery (IRL) AND MANY MORE!
Tønder Festival 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th August 2017
Tickets on www.tf.dk
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