The Mississippi Kings on Kingsday in Assen

When it comes to music Assen and Drenthe are almost synonymous to Blues. On big events her in Assen there’s a really good chance you’ll find a bluesband or two playing on a stage. And so yesterday, while we celebrated the Kings Birthday, we had live music on various stages and on one stage nested between terraces and restaurants the Mississippi Kings did their thing.

The Mississippi Kings are a five piece blues band from Drenthe and play blues drenched in Chicago and Delta blues style, a very fitting style for Drenthe.

The weather was a bit against us on this year’s Kingsday with a cold wind and quite a bit of rain but the real Blues lover won’t let that stand in the way of a good concert and when the sun finally showed after the first rains the audience grew and drew closer to the stage.

The concert was great, a good set of terrific blues songs that mixed the more traditional Delta with the heavier songs of the Chicago style. The addition of a bluesharp and washboard make for a superb traditional blues-vibe. Great concert!