Ralph de Jongh in Vanslag

Ralph de Jongh held his album presentation last Saturday in the Vanslag church in Borger, a terrific stage where Ralph and his band Crazy Hearts played a fantastic concert to a swinging audience.

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Annemarieke Coenders & Wim Sebo in Vera

On Sunday I was back in Groningen for the second album release gig of the week. On Thursday I visited Sofie Letitre in Simplon and now I was in Vera Club for the release of ‘Making Heaps Digging Holes’, the new album by the electro-acoustic folk duo Annemarieke Coenders and Wim Sebo. I was very pleasantly surprised to see the venue (set up a a seated concert) so full. A big turn up for the release of the album!

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Sofie Letitre and Fons Jörgen in Simplon

I first saw Sofie Letitre almost exactly 2 years ago, opening a show for Sophie Hunger. Mostly her alone on piano, with the help of Ferdie van der Singel on guitar hoping to hear more from Sofie before long. After the show I remember Sofie handing out her EP, then still as ‘Le Titre’.  It has taken a little while, but on November 8 she finally had her release-gig for her debut album ‘Back Where We Came From’, in Simplon!

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