Henrik Freischlader (born November 3, 1982) is a German blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Wuppertal, Germany.
"This double CD released in May 2012 which is compiled exclusively by the "Blues News Magazine" is a unique collection of 26 tracks selected by the shooting star of German blues himself, Henrik Fleischlader.
Henrik Freischlader...(vocals, guitar)
"Henrik Freischlader's style of music cannot purely be considered blues. He often blends in musical styles such as rock, jazz, soul, and funk, even though blues is the basis of all of his songs. His guitar-playing is influenced by Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Peter Green, Albert Collins, and Albert King."
Henrik Freischlader has been the supporting act for Joe Bonamassa, B.B. King, the late Gary Moore, Peter Green, Johnny Winter, and other blues legends. Being best buds with JB raises him high on my blues artist flagpole radar.
I first came across this artist accompanying "Canada's Darling of the Blues" Layla Zoe on her "Sleep Little Girl" 2011 release which is amazing Sleep Little Girl. Henrik not only composed all the music, but also played almost all of the instruments on that release which I thought was pretty damn impressive. I thought to myself,"I better look into this guy" and was very glad that I did.
We've got 26 solid tunes on this 2 CD set, everyone's a winner.