Danish Lexicon of Rock Music
born February 18, 1969 in Copenhagen
singer and song-writer
Dan Klarskov & The Honeydrippers (Clearwood Records)
The Blues Is a Feeling (Clearwood Records)
With a heart that throbs for blues music, Klarskov has defied
many of the regulations that rule the often tradition-bound blues
scene. The result? He has managed to attract a faithful following
Dan Klarskov got his first taste for music from Red Mama's Rock
Circus. But the event that decided that the blues was to be his
branch of music, was a concert with the Delta Cross Band and Troels
Jensen at Faelled Park in Copenhagen in 1979.
this, Dan started playing the guitar, and through Ken Lending,
was soon introduced to the scene around the blues club, Raadhuskroen
- now Mojo - in Copenhagen. In 1987, he got his start as a professional
musician with the Honky Tonk Blues Band. After completing his
education as a mechanical engineer, Dan got a 17 month residency
at Mojo, playing every Thursday evening as part of the club's
blues jam. That jam turned into the band Junior 'N' Brown, led
by Danny Linde Hansen (now with Zididada).
1996, Klarskov formed his own band, Dan Klarskov & The Honeydrippers.
Over a period of a few years he tried to interest Danish record
companies in putting out a CD of his music, but was turned down.
The reason given was that his music was too 'bluesy'. This Dan
looked upon as a compliment and took matters into his own hands.
In 1998, he reached in his own pocket and came out with his first
recording. It consisted of a string of blues classics. Among the
musicians playing on the record were: Hugo Rasmussen, bass; Anders
Gaardmand, tenor sax; Ole 'Fessor' Lindgreen, trombone and Hans
took off on a promotional tour of the USA, where he got compliments
from among others, Bruce Iglauer, head of the trend-setting, Chicago
based blues record company, Alligator Records. He received some
fine reviews in blues magazines, and got some air play on local
radio stations. In 1999-2000, his home page was honored with a
Blues Web Award in the USA, and back in Denmark, he played a series
of concerts - among them, seven festival appearances.
issued his second album in 2001 - The Blues Is a Feeling. This
time, he and his group wrote most of the material, and once again,
Anders Gaardmand and Hans Knudsen appeared in the line-up. In
conjunction with the launching of the record, Dan traveled to
the USA again, this time with 400 copies of the CD that he delivered
personally or sent to Blues associations, radio stations and trade
From 1986 - 1987 Dan was the vice president of the National Association
of Students (LOE), and it is thanks to among other things, the
organizational experience he got from this work, that he was able
to handle everything associated with the production of his records.
In 1987, Klarskov was a peace guard in the project, Next Stop
Nevada, and since 1994, he has been the host and technician on
the show, Radio Bluestime, on Christianshavns Radio in Copenhagen.
Danish Lexicon of Rock 1956 - 2002
Politikens Forlag A/S, 2002