Music Programme 2018
It doesn’t get much better than this, if we’re talking electric urban blues with the full works. Guitarist and singer Mike Andersen is hosting a heady celebration of a tribute concert, dedicated to the memory of the legendary American blues singer and guitarist B. B. King (1925-2015). Something like this was attempted at Amager Bio in Copenhagen in 2015, and now it’s Tønder Festival’s turn. B. B. King has been idol and icon for Mike Andersen, so it seems natural to have him host the event. He will be backed by a band with a horn section and an impressive roster of heavyweight guests. Shaka and James Loveless raised the roof at Amager Bio in 2015, so this is another rare opportunity to hear the seasoned blues singer in musical union with his son.
Dane Thorbjørn Risager has won international recognition for his blues singing, and both he and Mike Andersen have a large following in Germany. Our southern neighbour is also represented by the renowned blues guitarist and singer Henrik Freischlader, with whom Mike Andersen has often shared the podium. Also danish Morten Larsen will appear on the stage. In other words, a rare opportunity to hear an exclusive blues experience – only at Tønder Festival.