On his new album BULAT BLUES Daniel Kahn devotes himself to the "Georges Brassens of the Soviet Union", Bulat Okudzhava, in new, own adaptations in English and a touch of Russian. Daniel Kahn is accompanied by the virtuoso Moscow musician Vanya Zhuk on the Russian 7-string guitar.

The Georgian-Armenian Muscovite Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (1924-1997), the spiritual father of all Russian singer-songwriters, is almost unanimously revered in Russia and the post-Soviet diaspora. His songs, which come from his experiences as a soldier, pacifist, poet and novelist of the Second World War, are deeply human. When Okudzhava privately performed them in the 1950s, he almost single-handedly invented the figure of the modern Russian guitar bard.




side A

1. Prayer (Okudzhava/Kahn) 3:29

2. Three Sisters (Okudzhava/Kahn) 3:39
3. Honorable Madam (Shvarts/Okudzhava/Kahn) 2:35

4. Historical Novel (Okudzhava/Kahn) 3:30
5. Georgian Song (Okudzhava/Kahn)
6. Busking Vagabond (Okudzhava/Kahn) 3:03


side B

7. Song of My Life (Okudzhava/Kahn) 2:16
8. Paper Soldier (Okudzhava/Kahn) 1:38
9. Sentimental March (Okudzhava/Kahn)
10. To Friends (Okudzhava/Kahn) 2:10
11. Two Lives (Okudzhava/Kahn) 3:52
12. Ragged Coat (Bolotovoy/Okudzhava/Kahn) 1:58
Midnight Trolley (Okudzhava/Kahn)

Daniel Kahn:
voice, 6-string guitars, accordion, harmonica
Vanya Zhuk: 7-string Russian Roma guitar, electric bass guitar

Recorded April-May 2018 at Sternstaub Studios, Berlin
Produced, engineered, edited, and mixed by Thomas Stern
Mastered by Doug Henderson, micro-moose-berlin


Release date Nov 1, 2019


The LP contains a dropcard for mp3-downloading the album tracks.