Gig: Hans Theessink – Gigs in the Northwest
Posted on: Monday, Sep 17, 2012
Hans Theessink is back out on the road on a solo tour; he has two dates in the northwest coming up.
Fri. 21.09. Bury, The Met – http://themet.biz
Thur.27.09. Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall, Rodewald Suite – www.liverpoolphil.com
Hans is promoting his latest CD Delta Time.
Delta Time Recorded in Los Angeles –DELTA TIME is an intimate, audiophile recording, that leaves a lot of space for Hans‘ and Terry’s expressive voices and instruments. Hans Theessink and Terry Evans may be from separate sides of the Atlantic Ocean but they work together beautifully and make sense as a natural combination. These two vastly experienced and respected musicians are committed performers who are a perfect foil to each other. Theessink’s lazy baritone and Evans’ extraordinarily soulful gospel tones are tailor made to blend together with spine-tingling results. Timeless blues -, gospel- and soul related music, comes alive in the capable hands of these two masters. With two guitars, and two remarkable voices they bring forth honest and straightforward power in a stripped-down musical situation – an unhurried vibe that’s contagious and flows with the easy rhythm of buddies with mutual respect having a blast singing and playing together.
Featuring: Ry Cooder: The great Ry Cooder contributes with some phenomenal trademark guitar sounds while Terry’s singing colleagues Willie Greene Jr. and Arnold McCuller add some gospel-blues drenched vocals to die for.
Two deep blues voices: Theessink, one of Europe’s most respected keepers of the genre, and Evans, whose music carries the heritage of his Mississippi ancestors, connect here like soul-mates united by music. The pairing of Theessink’s deep, emotive baritone with Evans’ gospel-colored tenor makes this record one of the year’s best acoustic outings. Blues Revue (USA)