Last night Arnold Veeman -hailing from Groningen, but with roots in Suriname too- played at Vanslag in a lovingly intimate setting.
Ralph de Jongh might very well be the hardes working bluesman of the Netherlands. Releasing two double albums last year, there’s a triple-album out now: Trilogy – ‘Dancing On a Vulcano’. And the touring schedule with solo performances, duo-performances and full band gigs is long. He performed at Vanslag with full band last Saturday to a well filled venue.
A few shots from my ride last Saturday
The album Cycling 2017 will be udated through the year with photos from my rides (and occasionally some gear-updates).
Toby Beard is on a European tour at the moment and on March 24th she and her band played in Vanslag. As it was the fifth time for her, it was reason for a little celebration.
It’s March and it has been two months since I was with Monica. And as it’s just been my birthday it’s a really good idea to celebrate it a bit longer in Barcelona.
We had a great and sunny day today, so after work I made the most of what was left of the day for a short walk. In the last light of day, with lots of impressive plane trails in the sky it was a very nice bit of walking.
The past two weeks have been good to me with some terrific concerts and today was no different. I’ve been a fan of BRUUT! for a while now, but haven’t had the chance to actually see them live. This afternoon their tour of the new album Superjazz brought them to Simplon in Groningen.
In the past few days the Borger church was home to a bluegrass concert and a blues concert. In February 17 I was back in Vanslag again, but this time for The Roseville Band, alternative indie rock from Wales.
Heartbreak hurts, but it can also be the inspiration of terrific songwriting. Luke Winslow-King had to go through some heartbreak when his partner and band-member left him last year. And when you have the blues, when you feel the blues, you play the blues. At least that’s what Luke did and it resulted in a terrific album that’s firmly nestled in blues.
Today was a nice day. Pretty darn cold, but the sun was out and wasting the day on the sofa seemed a bit of a waste, so I headed out in the afternoon.
On Thursday February 9th the men of Chatham County Line came to Borger for an evening of true Bluegrass music. As it happens I’ve seen them before, a long long time ago. It was on the Take Root festival back in 2005. A time when I was just switching from analog photography to digital and I’m happy to see the guys of Chatham County Line have NOT done the same and are still playing true blue ‘analog’.