Thorbjørn Risager & Emil Balsgaard - Taking The Good With The Bad

New ‘surprise’ release out now!!!

New ’surprise’ album released April 9th 2021!

Thorbjørn Risager & Emil Balsgaard – Taking The Good With The Bad (buy the album hereListen to the album here)

Everybody who is interested in blues, knows about Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado, who’s been entertaining blueslovers all over the world for the past 19 years with their spectacular shows and releases.

Fewer people know that Thorbjørn Risager and Tornado-pianoman Emil Balsgaard have a history together which goes much further back in time. Their partnership began 27 years ago when they met in a New Orleans style blues ’n’ funk band called Rad Gumbo.

Thorbjørn and Emil have spent the covid19-lockdown recording their third duoalbum entitled Taking The Good With The Bad.

The album shows that their love for that special New Orleans style blues ’n’ funk has not faded. The album contains pulverising boogie blues, a sweet touch of caribian rhythms and low down dirty funk.

Tornado bassman Søren Bøjgaard has recorded and co-produced the album which also contains guest appearences by Tornado members Joachim Svensmark and Martin Seidelin.


Thorbjørn Risager – vokal & guitar
Emil Balsgaard – piano, keys
Joachim Svensmark – guitar
Søren Bøjgaard – bas/producer
Martin Seidelin – perc

Tracklist (Taking The Good With The Bad – HRB2021 – P & C House Rockin’ Band Inc 2021)
1. Insomniac Boogie (T. Risager) 2:55
2. I Know You Rider (Trad.) 4:46
3. It Ain’t Right (Little Walter) 3:04
4. If I Could (F. Eaglin, D. Bartholemew) 4:05
5. Tango Till They’re Sore (T. Waits)
6. Too Late For Us (T. Risager) 3:52
7. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor (Trad.) 3:30
8. Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (T. Waits) 4:36
9. The Way You Make Me Feel (T. Risager) 4:39
10. Good News (Ackley, Crosby) 3:00
11. When Shadows Fall (H&G Clarkson, P Van Steeden) 3:15

Live 2004 (Music Mecca/Cope Records 2005)
From the Heart (Cope Records 2006)
Here I Am (Cope Records 2007)
Live at Victoria (Cope Records 2009)
Track Record (Cope Records 2010)
Dust & Scratches (Cope Records 2012)
Between Rock and Some Hard Blues (Cope Records 2013)
Too Many Roads (Ruf Records 2014)
When They Ring Them Golden Bells (2014) – DUO
Songs From The Road (Ruf Records 2016)
Change My Game (Ruf Records 2017)
When Shadows Fall (2018) – DUO
Come On In (Ruf Records 2020)
Taking The Good With The Bad (2021) – DUO

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Come on in

Available on iTunes and Webshop

Available on iTunes and Webshop

Live at Victoria

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Here I Am

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From the Heart

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Blue 7

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