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Jens Lysdal

"16 years ago the Danish singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Jens Lysdal created one of the most solid albums in newer Danish music history - A matter of time. Now Jens has refurnished the vocals and the mastering - and everything still works."
- Henning Hoeg, BT

"Still, from the sound of it, you'd think he had spent his formative years riding freight trains in Dixie, because these English-language songs are full of Southern-fried funk, on a sturdy base of the blues... Lysdal has made a real contribution to American roots-rock tradition that includes John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, and the Blasters."
- Korean Times

From: Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Blues, Bluegrass
Touchstones: Randy Newman, Daniel Lanois, Ry Cooder
Home page: www.lysdal.com

Listen: "It Happens To Me Sometimes"  
Listen: "We'll Meet Again"  
Listen: "Ours"  

Watch: "I Should Have Danced"


Jens Lysdal Hansen was born in 1960 in Sweden. He started playing the recorder at the age of 7 and trumpet at 10, playing with brass bands in Sweden and Denmark. He picked up the guitar at 12 and within a year began playing professionally at school events. At the age of 20 he was admitted at The Royal Danish Music Conservatory. After graduating in 1984 he went on to become an acclaimed sideman and session musician, playing and recording with a string of the biggest acts in Denmark such as Sanne Salomonsen, Sebastian, Povl Dissing, and Etta Cameron. In 1995 he released his first CD A Matter of Time, which became one of the best-reviewed albums in Danish music history. Read more...