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They call him the Eurobluesman, and he's one of the few Europeans to make a very convincing fist of the blues. At it for many years, he's recorded an excellent catalog of material, and this is no exception. There's plenty of space here, which is something that suits his very relaxed style, so laid-back that at times it seems as if he couldn't be more at home. But when you consider that one of his inspirations must be J.J. Cale, that's perhaps not too surprising. A deft instrumentalist, playing guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, and mandoguitar, he uses the instruments sparingly and well, allowing his lovely, warm voice to dominate. There's backing, of course, but the arrangements are happily spare, and the African backing singers add a touch that's not so much exotic as just right, but remarkably more redolent of South Africa than the homes of the blues in West Africa. But never mind, it fits, just like everything on this very satisfying disc.

Biography

Born: April 5, 1948 in Enschede, The Netherlands

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Austria-based acoustic and electric folk musician and bluesman Hans Theessink has performed at a handful of American blues and folk festivals, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival in the 1980s and '90s, but he doesn't seem to get to the U.S. nearly often enough. Like so many talented musicians from Great Britain and other parts of Europe, Theessink [pronounced Tay-sink] brings a freshness of appreciation to the American blues idiom, whether it's classic blues from the '20s and '30s or more modern...
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