"Virtuoso musicians, outstanding live performances and a groundbreaking sound: BLINDSTONE is the new generation of Blues Rock."

 

BLINDSTONE is a Danish, guitar-driven, Blues Rock trio that is undoubtedly influenced by 60’s/70’s era artists Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Frank Marino, Black Sabbath, Funkadelic and Leslie West’s Mountain. Signed to a highly specialized modern American Blues Rock record label, Grooveyard Records, this amazing trio has to date released 7 formidable albums.

BLINDSTONE  was formed in Thisted, Denmark in 2002. Before then, founding members Andersen and Bunk worked with such Blues icons as George Clinton, the late Billy Preston and Bobby Womack. The bands second album, “FREEDOM’S CALLING” was featured as album of the month by the noted American music site  THE CUTTING EDGE. On the following album ”RISE ABOVE”, Danish guitar hero Poul Halberg and King’s X guitarist, Ty Tabor both made a guest appearances. Steven Reid of  the British Rock magazine FIREWORKS, is quoted as saying ”RISE ABOVE is a glorious, hard-hitting and memorable album that is packed with wonderful musicianship and cracking songs”.

Live, BLINDSTONE is a highly energetic Hard Rocking, ‘70s Blues based experience that is characterized by their playful, improv-like approach to the material with a firm focus on Andersen’s truly remarkable guitar playing and memorable performances. ”Live In Denmark”, released in March  2015, perfectly captures the essence of the band's captivating Live performances.

In May, 2015, BLINDSTONE completed a successful 10-date tour of Spain, which saw the band firing on all cylinders, and performing better than ever!! Long-time drummer Anders Hvidtfeldt, who was unavailable for the tour, was temporarily replaced by Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen and then permanently join the band in early 2016.

This new line-up of  BLINDSTONE concluded  a minor tour of Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland in August/September 2016, and released its seventh album, ”The Seventh Cycle Of Eternity” on November 25th.. Coinciding with the album's release, the power trio returned for a blistering 7-date world-wind tour in a mere 8 days, of Spain and Portugal in December. Recently the band performed a solo headline concert in Thisted, was among the star packed lineup for Thy Rock 2017 and is planning more performances throughout Europe for the rest of 2017.

BLINDSTONE is the future of blues rock and ”Martin J. Andersen is the unsung guitar hero of the modern age. Period!” - Steve Rosen, (Famed Nashville Producer)

"Virtuoso musikere, fremragende live forestillinger og en banebrydende lyd: BLINDSTONE er den nye generation af Blues Rock."

 

BLINDSTONE er en dansk guitar-drevet Blues Rock-trio, der utvivlsomt påvirkes af 60-årige / 70-æraartisterne Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, Frank Marino, Black Sabbath, Funkadelic og Leslie West's Mountain. Undertegnet til en højt specialiseret amerikansk Blues Rock pladeselskab, Grooveyard Records, har denne fantastiske trio til dato udgivet 7 formidabel albums.

BLINDSTONE blev dannet i Thisted, Danmark i 2002. Inden da arbejdede grundlæggerne Andersen og Bunk med sådanne blues-ikoner som George Clinton, den afdød legende Billy Preston og Bobby Womack. Bandets andet album, "FREEDOM'S CALLING" blev fremhævet som månedens plade ved det amerikanske musik webside THE CUTTING EDGE. På det følgende album "RISE ABOVE" lavede den danske guitarhelte Poul Halberg og King's X guitarist, Ty Tabor, både gæsteoptræden. Steven Reid fra den berømt britisk rock magazine FIREWORKS, citeres som at sige "RISE ABOVE er et strålende, hårdslagende og mindeværdigt album, der er fyldt med vidunderlige musikalske og fremragende sange".

På scenen, BLINDSTONE er en yderst energisk hård slående, 70’s blues-baseret oplevelse der er karakteriseret ved deres legende, improviserede tilgang til materialet med stærkt fokus på Andersens virkelig bemærkelsesværdige guitar og mindeværdige forestillinger. Udgivet i marts 2015, "Live In Denmark",  fanger perfekt essensen af bandets fængslende Live-forestillinger.

I maj 2015 gennemførte BLINDSTONE en vellykket 10-dages tur i Spanien, som så bandet kørende på alle cylindre og optræde bedre end nogensinde !! Langvarig trommeslager Anders Hvidtfeldt, der ikke var til rådighed for turen, blev midlertidigt erstattet af Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen hvorefter overtog han som permanent medlem af bandet i begyndelsen af 2016.

Denne nye line-up af BLINDSTONE afsluttede en mindre tur i Danmark, Tyskland, Tjekkiet og Polen i august/september 2016 og udgav sit syvende album, "The Seventh Cycle of Eternity" den 25. november. Sammenfaldende med albummets udgivelse, power trioen igen væltede over Spanien og Portugal i december til en blæsende 7-dages tur på blot 8 dage. For nylig udførte bandet en solo hovetnavnskoncert i Thisted, var blandt de stjernepakket program for Thy Rock 2017 og planlægger flere store forestillinger igenem Europa til resten af 2017.

BLINDSTONE er fremtiden indenfor blues rock genren og "Martin J. Andersen er den uslebne guitarhelt i den moderne tidsalder. Periode! "- Steve Rosen, (Famous Nashville Producer)

Line-up

Martin J. Andersen - Guitar/Vocals

Jesper Bunk - Bass

Sigurd Jøhnk-Jensen -  Drums