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  • Next concert - Tønder wed., aug. 23rd

    17.07.2017

    Jens Lysdal with Hal Parfitt-Murray & Marte Schau
    More info

  • Music from new video available for download

    12.06.2017

    Listen to the music from new animationvideo "Time" in two different versions:Video-version & Radio-edit

  • New music animation video released

    05.06.2017
    The video for the song "Time", released on Denmarks leading music magazine Gaffa
    Link
  • Next concert, Hvalsø, Sj. - Fri june 9th

    29.05.2017
    Jens Lysdal Solo
    More info
  • Musicanimation-video in the works (Crowdfunding)

    22.05.2017

    A video about climatechange.
    You can read more and support the creation of it HERE
    See newest clip HERE




  • Newsletter april 2017

    22.04.2017
  • Latest newsletter (in danish)

    11.12.2016
  • Two hour interview on Denmark Radio (in danish)

    29.10.2016
    Listen to interview mixed with some of the music that has inspired me through my career.
    Link
  • New video "Lad os lægge vores våben" - ("Let's lay down our arms")

    16.04.2016
    New video from new danish album.
    (With english subtitles)
  • Fire stjerner til "Landet" i Gaffa/Four stars for new album

    06.03.2016
  • Det nye album "Landet" på gaden/New album released

    27.02.2016
  • Nyt album "Landet" færdigt/New danish album finished

    11.02.2016


    1000 tak til alle jer der har gjort denne udgivelse mulig.
    En så solid opbakning betyder mere end I (måske) tror.
    Musikken er på vej ud til jer allesammen.
    Hoved-sponsor navnene kan ses her

    Officiel release Feb 26th

  • First single from new danish album tops Denmark Radio chart (P5)

    14.01.2016

    Last week no. 5 - this week no. 1. (now it can only go one way)

    Itunes

    Video

  • Musicvideo from new danish album

    06.12.2015

    "Langhårede leddeløse Lone" ("Longhaired rickety Lone" -  yes, it makes more sense in danish).
    Six wonderful ladies helped me tell the story about the six characters in the song.
    Check it out

  • Crowdfunding for new danish album

    02.11.2015

    Jeg udgiver mit første danske solo-album februar 2016.
    Køb musikken og andre ting via linket - og del meget gerne.

    På forhånd mange tak !

  • Upcoming concert. Skt. Jakobs Kirke, Kbh. Sun oct 25th

    09.10.2015
    For more info see "Concerts"
  • Mixing the first song of new danish album

    29.09.2015
  • Hugo Rasmussen (1941-2015)

    02.09.2015

    My good friend and musical soulbrother the legendary bassplayer Hugo Rasmussen passed away
    last sunday. He influenced two generations of danish musicians, and his attitude and legacy will keep on living
    in everyone who has ever met him
    He will be deeply missed.
    "Gonna miss you when you're gone" (2005)

  • New album on it's way

    14.05.2015

    I've just spent two days in the studio with Jakob Falgren (bass), Jeppe Gram (Drums) and Rune Harder Olesen (Perc).
    Very promising, very happy.

  • Videos from Danish Royal Theater-concert

    27.02.2015
  • New video. "The Congress Rag" - solo-guitar

    08.02.2015
  • Royal Danish Theater, Sat. Feb 14th - SOLD OUT !

    09.01.2015
    Lysdal & Friends
    JL - Vocal & guitars, Bjarke Falgren - Violin, mandolin, Hal Parfitt-Murray - Violin, Mandola
    Jon Bruland - Bass
    More info
  • Live TV-concert with Lysdal, Falgren & Falgren

    08.01.2015
  • Lysdal song on US-Grammy nominated album

    06.12.2014
    Eliza Gilkysons eminent "The Nocturne Diaries" has been nominated for a US-Grammy.
    I co-wrote a song with Eliza ("All right here") and play on the album.
    Honoured to be a part of such a great songwriters work.
  • CHRISTMAS-OFFER - EASY HEART CD

    04.12.2014

    Give the gift of music

    One Easy Heart CD   119 DKK  (including postage)
    Two Easy Heart CD's 199 Dkk  (including postage) 

    Buy CD's  (Offer expires dec 15th.  Offer only in Scandinavia - sorry folks)

    Listen to "Easy Heart"

  • One hour live radioshow from Berlin

    07.11.2014

    Live-radio from "Radio Eins" , Berlin (nov 6th)

    (Click link under: Jetzt nachhören HappySad am 06.11.2014 - second half of show)

  • Live TV-Concert on DK4 with Lysdal, Falgren & Falgren

    29.09.2014

    Friday oct 3rd 7 PM
    Tuesday oct 7th 10 PM
    See teaser

  • TV Portrait on DK4

    22.09.2014
    -
    On air Sept 23rd at 11.30 PM and sept 26th at 6.30 PM
  • "Nordiske Toner" Copenhagen, Thu. sept 11th

    01.09.2014
    Four nordic songwriters - two days of composing - then a concert immediately after.

    More info
  • Lysdal newsletter 2014/4

    27.08.2014
  • KIA Motors uses song for Korean Campaign

    24.08.2014
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    "The water is wide" is from the album "Keep the light in your eyes"
    See commercial
  • Svendborg Borgerforening - NEW DATE!

    11.08.2014
    New date: Fri Sept 26th (old date Sat sept 27th)
    More info

  • Playing Tønder festival 2014

    01.07.2014

    Concert 7 PM Sat. August 30th at "Visemøllen"

    More info

  • TV records live-concert with trio - SOLD OUT

    12.05.2014
    If you're in Copenhagen may 26th, you can get a free ticket for the concert by mailing:
    publikum@dk4.dk (but be quick).
  • "This could be Lysdal's international breakthrough"

    28.04.2014
    ..because "Easy Heart" is nothing less than a fabulous album.
    Lysdal is above all an amazingly good guitarist - he
    is counted among the best ten guitarists in Scandinavia".


    "Heaven" Music-magazine, Holland (see reviews)
  • LYSDAL & FRIENDS LIVE IN "PORTALEN" - APRIL 25TH - SOLD OUT !

    22.04.2014

    Hear the songs from the award-nominated album "Easy Heart" with five-piece band.

    More info

  • "Easy Heart" nominated for "Best album released in Germany".

    17.03.2014
    "Preis der Deutschen schallplattenkritik" is the official union of German music-reviewers. Four times a year they nominate 4-6 albums in each category. "Easy Heart" is nominated in the folk-category (longlist 2/2014).
  • "Easy Heart" German tour 2014

    16.03.2014
  • Show with Bill Kirchen Sat. march 8th 3 PM in Austin, Tx

    05.03.2014

    Playing with legendary "Titan of the Telecaster" Bill Kirchen at Saxon Pub, Austin Tx.

    Listen eg. to his album "Word to the wise" with Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Dan Hicks Maria Muldaur and more.
    Info on Bill

  • "Great Dane in Texas" (review)

    24.02.2014

    "A virtuoso guitarist.... A meaningful songwriter....Knopfler elegance.....Vibrating like Tom Waits"

    Jyllands Posten (Denmarks second largest newspaper)

    See review

  • Videos from release-concert

    14.02.2014
  • "Easy Heart" to be presented on national German Radio

    12.02.2014
  • "A finger-picking master"

    08.02.2014


    "You can sense and hear how technical skill on an instrument - through emotions -
    is transformed to a musical experience"

    CONCERTO - Austria's leading magazine for Jazz, Blues & World music

    More reviews of "Easy Heart"

  • Release-party & concert "Easy Heart" 6:00 PM Wed. Feb 5th

    02.02.2014

    At "Borups Højskole"s great concert-room
    Frederiksholms Kanal 24, 1220 København K

    Reception at 6 PM, concert at 8PM


    With:
    Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus) - keys & accordeon
    Jakob Falgren (Savage Rose, Pinkunoizu, Jakob Bellens) - bass
    Hal Parfitt-Murray (Basco) - violin, mandolin
    Bjarke Falgren - Violin, Viola, Cavaquinho m.m.)

    Tickets and info
  • "Easy Heart" album no. 16 on Itunes top 400 list

    30.01.2014
  • Five stars for "Easy Heart"

    28.01.2014

    BT, one of Denmarks biggest newspapers write:

    "Danish perfectionist á la Clapton, Knopfler and Cale"
    "A perfect countrysong that would make Knopfler envious"
    "Everything is arranged down to the smallest detail, but  joyfulness and thoughtfulness still lives in every seductive detail"
    Listen to three songs

  • "Easy Heart" OFFICIAL RELEASE TODAY

    27.01.2014

    My new album will be released today in
    Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg


    Radio-interviews the next days:
    Tues. 28th kl. 1 pm Roskilde DampRadio
    Wed. 29th kl. 2.03 pm Alex Nyborg Madsen P4
    Sun d. feb. 2nd kl. 10 am-1pm Café Hack on P4 https://www.facebook.com/cafehack

    Download album
    Buy CD

  • Easy Heart and CO2-free concerts

    22.01.2014

    Radio-spot on Denmark Radio P1 "Kulturnyt" (Culture-news - in danish).
    All transportation connected to my  musical activity will from now on be CO2-neutralized through Climatecare.org

  • "Easy Heart" live from "Paradiso", Amsterdam

    15.01.2014
  • Release-concert "Easy Heart" 8:00 Wed. Feb 5th

    28.12.2013

    At "Borups Højskole"s great concert room
    Frederiksholms Kanal 24, 1220 København K
    (only concert in Copenhagen)

    With:
    Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus) - keys & accordeon
    Jakob Falgren (Savage Rose, Pinkunoizu, Jakob Bellens) - bass
    Hal Parfitt-Murray (Basco) - violin, mandolin

    Tickets and info

  • Holland-tour. January 6-16

    18.12.2013
  • "Easy Heart" for pre-sale - (and two free downloads)

    02.12.2013

    The "Easy Heart" album will be released jan 27th, but you can buy it here prior to release
    Check out and download two of the songs for free

    Give the gift of music and make someone happy
    Click here to buy the whole album (CD and download)

    Free downloads:"It happens to me sometimes"   "Easy Heart"

  • New album sent to my funders

    16.11.2013
    Just sent out a bunch of CD's to my funders (the rest and downloads are on their way). Lots of great and thankful responses. I am too very thankful for all your support - making it possible to send out this music in the world. What a great relation ! :-)
  • Two months jubilee on top ten

    31.10.2013
    The first single "IT HAPPENS TO ME SOMETIMES" has been on Denmark Radio Top Ten for two months.
  • Second single - "Easy Heart" - from new album now on air

    23.10.2013
    While the first single "It happens to me sometimes" still, after 10 weeks, is on the "most played list", the second single "Easy Heart" now enters the Denmark Radio playlists.
  • Greg Leisz on new album

    21.10.2013
    Greg Leisz appears on my new album
  • New album finished. (Release in 2014)

    02.10.2013
  • I looove to play the guitar

    14.04.2013

    The great singer and songwriter Eliza Gilkyson last year made me revive my old trade as a guitar side-man. We played Denmark, Germany, England, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and the US and had a lot of fun. And I found out how much i LOOVE to play the electric as well.

    Impressions from the US-tour

  • THANK YOU !

    17.02.2013
    My crowdfunding-campaign is over. Thank you SO much to everybody who has contributed to the making of my new album. It means more than you probably know. Looking forward to sending you the finished album.

    Meanwhile - listen to and watch stuff:

    "I should have danced" (live/video)
    "When I see you" (live/video)

    “Easy heart” (Studio-version)

    Documentary from the recordings in Austin, Tx

  • Radio-portrait

    14.01.2013

    Radioportrait from Den 2 Radio - in danish (listen)

  • Recording new CD in Austin

    12.12.2012
    Tx nov/dec 2012
    With:Tim O' Brien, Greg Leisz, Danny Frankel, Glenn Fukunaga and others (more soon).
  • Album review (five stars)

    20.11.2012

    A CLASSIC GETS A NEW LIFE (article in danish)

    "16 years ago the danish singer, multimusician and songwriter Jens Lysdal created one of the most remarkable albums in newer danish popular musichistory - “A matter of time”. Now Jens has refurnished the vocals and the mastering – and everything still works.

    If you didn't know better, you should think that this was a new album from Sting - the style being sophisticated and jazzy pop.

    The vocals are distinct and mixed clearly in the front and the lyrics have a depth you'll have to search for a long time in the world of pop.
    And even if the album is 16 years old, the catchy and intelligent songs are still a fresh breath of air.

    Since the first release the songs from “A matter of time” have been used in TV-films like “Rejseholdet” and “Livvagterne”. And they have been translated into arabic, thai and korean.

    If you want to give yourself an hour of solid and durable pop, it's just a matter of time before you have to invest in this album.

    BT 2012

    Danish

  • Live Review (five stars)

    01.05.2012
    "A one-organism-band of virtuosos that simply couldn't surpress playing-joy, musical reserve and playfulness"