Legendary Danish player Kenn Lending with Dan Klarskov
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Photo by Emil Andresen.
Picture from Blues jam hosted by Kenn
Oktober 2006, at
Jazzhus Dexter, Odense.
Klarskov whose flirtation with the blues grew into a burning love
when he heard Kenn Lending play at a festival in Fælledparken,
Copenhagen, in the middle of the 1980’s."...
"His music touched me deeply, and I quickly started frequenting
the blues venue rådhuskroen (which is now Mojo,
ed.). I got to know Kenn
Lending. He tutored me, and one night during a jam session when
he was playing amid the audience, he suddenly gave me his guitar.
I played like a madman, and afterwards Kenn Lending told me: ‘you
can play whatever you want, but don’t forget to play a little
blues. It’s in your blood.’ I took that piece of advice,
and I have played nothing but the blues ever since."
inteview by Uffe Christensen, Jyllands