The Danish singer and songwriter Claus Hempler will appear on the Friday evening at Tønder Festival, replacing American John Moreland, who has cancelled his European concerts this summer.
49 year-old Claus Hempler’s most recent album of songs in Danish, Kuffert fuld af mursten (A Caseful of Bricks), released this year, is an artistic departure for this musician, and has won critical plaudits. Copenhagen daily Politiken gave it five hearts and commented: “Pessimism and bitter humour are the tones he uses to illustrate life on this surprising album – one of the finest released in Denmark this year.” Claus Hempler, one of the best singers in the country, moves smoothly between musical styles. The Funen Crooner fronted the Odense band Fielfraz, who were successful on the Danish rock scene in the 1990s. Claus Hempler made his solo debut album Hempler in 2004, and has followed with three more, among them an album with the Danish singer Dicte.
Musicians at Tønder Festival 2019:
John Prine (USA), Patty Griffin (USA), Kate Rusby (UK), Claus Hempler (DK), The Savage Rose (DK), Bjørn Eidsvåg (NO), Jonah Blacksmith (DK), Dreamers’ Circus (DK), Gregory Alan Isakov (ZA/USA), Mandolin Orange (USA), Ruston Kelly (USA), Tyler Childers, (USA), John Smith (UK), Jacob Dinesen (DK), Tide Lines (SCO), Daniel Norgren (NO), Folkeklubben (DK), Niels Hausgaard (DK), Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége & Kelli Jones (USA), Les Poules à Colin (CAN), Delgres (FR), Plantec (FR), Startijenn (FR), Vishtèn (CAN), Susto (USA), Shaun Ferguson (CAN), Hudson Taylor (IRL), Breabach (SCO), Elephant Sessions (SCO), Irish Mythen (IRL), Paul Cauthen (USA), William Crighton (AUS), Lion Bear Fox (CAN), Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar (UK), Poul Krebs & Henning Kvitnes (DK/NO), Esben Just (DK), Dan Sultan (AUS), Skipinnish (SCO), The Ghost of Paul Revere (USA), Martin Harley (UK), Julie Fowlis (SCO), Finbar Furey (IRL), Chris Smither (USA), Jenn Grant (CAN), Old Man Luedecke (CAN), Leslie Stevens (USA), Caitlin Canty (USA), The Tweed Project (ENG, SCO), James Keelaghan (CAN), Charley Crockett (USA), Max Gomez (USA), Adam Holmes & The Embers (SCO), Maija Kauhanen (FIN), The East Pointers (CAN), Arcade feat. Heidi Talbot og Adam Holmes (IRL/SCO), FolkBALTICA Ensemble (DK/D), Dervish (IRL), Ìmar (SCO/IRL), The Unwanted (IRL/USA), Blair Dunlop (UK), Ian Noe (USA), Birds of Chicago (USA/CAN), Calum Stewart (SCO), Luke Winslow-King (USA), Folk Spot 2019 (DK/NO), Niels Hausgaard’s 75th birthday show with Signe Svendsen, Allan Olsen, Steffen Brandt, Marie Key, Laura Mo, Christian Alvad, Finbar Furey, Ian McCalman and Kjartan Arngrim, Huxi Bach, Women’s Circle (USA, CAN, IRL, DK), Gentlemen’s Circle (USA, CAN, AUS, DK),
Tønder Festival 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2019