The show on Thursday at 3:15 pm in Tent 1 could well become one of the most memorable events of Tønder Festival 2022. A hand-picked band and a star-studded list of soloists will pay homage to Povl Dissing. There is good reason for this. Now 84 years old, the singer and musician is a part of this country’s mental baggage, due to his unparallelled contribution to Danish song since the 1960s. Povl Dissing was the first to be elected to the new folk music Hall of Fame in Tønder in the autumn of 2021.
The band formed specially for this tribute concert comprises multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Ljunggren, American bassist Tony Garnier – a regular member of Bob Dylan’s band – Anders Petersen, guitar, slide, mandolin and more, Emma Kragh-Elmøe, violin, and Nikolai Busk, piano.
The soloists are Kjartan Arngrim, Nive Nielsen, Jakob Bro, Bisse, Rasmus Dissing, Jonas Dissing, Rikke Thomsen and Niels Hausgaard.