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Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado

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Come On In will be released by Ruf Records on Jan 31, 2020

The popular and award-winning orchestra brings forth a new album: 'Come On In'. The intensity is intact, but there is also room for new streaks of melancholy.

Through more than 1,000 concerts in 21 different countries, the hard swinging and critically acclaimed ensemble has made people smile and dance. For that is what the blues is capable of: grooving away life’s problems. The front man knows this better than most, and on the 10th album - with the inviting title 'Come On In' - he goes into clinch with everything from his own age to political reality.

In this way, the title symbolizes everything that Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado stand for. Thorbjørn explains: “Some people think the blues is sad because it’s named after the color of the melancholy and has its roots in music played by the slaves in the United States. But you have to remember that this was music that people gathered around when they were trying to relax from their hardships. It emerged in festive situations and was meant to be danced to. I would like to help lift that tradition: To try to ease your problems through music, and then go home with a smile on your lips."

In 2019, these musicians still work in the same way as when they began. Thorbjørn Risager sits at home with his acoustic guitar and creates the core of the song before they enter the studio, where everyone offers beats, bass lines, horn parts, backup vocals and fills. All that provides the Black Tornado with a sound that evokes a feeling of the elements raging around Risager's voice.

Their open-minded and innovative approach to the blues adds elements to the songs from genres like funk, gospel, soul and rock 'n' roll. It all depends on the feeling and the direction of the song. One of the significant

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