The new CD 'Illumination' by Coen Wolters is marked by the introduction of his powerful first single 'Complicated'. With this release Coen is exploring new territories - resulting in a magic strat blast with a touch of Texas sizzle.
Three CD releases, coupled with the tours at major festivals that following year, more than proved to a worldwide audience of rabid fans that Coen Wolters rocks, funks and plays the way he wants to play and leave the comparisons for this crowded genre up to others.
It's hard to stand in the shadow of great guitarists, but fans know that Coen's songwriting, music and performances are much more than a typical blues rock Experience.
Coen’s performances are always high energy, reflecting his love for live performances. His guitar style is totally unique and emotionally charged.
Rapidly progressing from local bar band to an international touring band, the CWB performed on international highly rated festivals like the Skopje Blues & Soul festival (Macedonia), Bluestock, Memphis, TN (USA), Rother Bluestage in Germany (with Snowy White) and the Grolsch Blues festival in Schoppingen (Germany).
Readers of the online rockmagazin “Rocktimes” voted the opener song of Broken Glass as 2nd best song of the year.
The German national major radio station “Deutschlandfunk” recorded a live show which will be broadcasted early 2007 for a German nationwide audience.
A newspaper review after the gig at the Rother Bluestage stated that Coen was:
“Young, hot and in a few years one of Europe’s most important Blues guitarists”.
Sounds as if he was born with axe in hand.
-Blues Review Magazine (USA)
Coen Wolters has plenty of chops borrowed from the Stevie Ray bag, interspersing meaty chords between well-crafted, soaring Strat licks.
-Blues Access Magazine (USA)
I've never seen so many people stunned by a performance! You really know how to use your gifts in music. My hat is off to you. Hope to see you on the cover of the Rolling Stone sometime soon!
-Steve Monteleone, Alcova (WY, USA) Sunfestival Producer
Good chops, nice tone and good dynamics, I was impressed by his playing.
-Bruce Iglauer, president of Alligator Records
Wolters überzeugt mit gefühlvollen Blues-Schleichern ebenso wie mit kraftvoll groovenden oder rasanten Rockern voll knackiger Riffs. Von dem Mann ist nocheiniges zu erwarten.
Von dieser grandiosen Truppe wird man in Bluesrock-Kreisen noch viel hören - ganz sicher! Bärenstark!
Von diesem verheißungsvollen Guitarslinger kann man noch einiges erwarten!
-Good Times magazine
Jung, heiß und in ein paar Jahren wahrscheinlich einer der wichtigsten europäischen Blues-Gitarristen: Coen Wolters.
-Hilpoltsteiner Volkszeitung - Roth