Since then he has been a part of the bluegrass-ensemble La Porta Band that released a record in 1981. Johnny Madsen's songs on this album had the result that he was encouraged to begin playing solo. He debuted on the music scene in 1982 with the album "De tørre er de best... men våde er de flest".
After that it has only gone upwards for Johnny Madsen and today he is considered among the big established names on the Danish music scene - not least when he is playing live. Johnny Madsen has also released with Peter Belli, Nanna and Billy Cross, calling themselves Hobo Ekspressen, where they in 1989 enjoyed a hit song called "En at bli' som". Besides his musical talent, Johnny Madsen is also a respected painter. In 1992 Johnny Madsen, Allan Olsen and Lars Lilholt released an album under the alias "Dalton" Johnny Madsen has released the following albums: De tørre er de best... men våde er de flest (1982) Madsens septiktanker (1986) Chinatown, Yellow Moon og den sorte fugl (1987) Udenfor sæsonen (1988) Nattegn (1989) Bounty Blue (1991) Halgal Halbal (1992 - double live-cd) Ses vi i Slesvig (1994) Madsens bedste - 40 af de fede (1996 - double compilation-cd) Room service (1997) The blues (1998 - in English) Checkpoint Charlie (1999) Den blinde lotterisælger (2001) Regnmanden (2003) Madsen - på den anden side (2004 - compilation-cd) Artist website www.johnnymadsen.dk Read more on Last.fm.
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