I moved from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to the USA in 2005 and divide my time between Memphis and the Delta!
One really never knows where life takes you. One night I found myself on stage playing keyboard after one of Super Chikan’s gigs in Clarksdale,Mississippi This cd would not have happened if James "Super Chikan" Johnson had not have encouraged me that night to keep on keepin' on.
I write and sing my own songs, inspired by all musicians i've met or meet. Genius Jerry Martinni completed my CD by playing drums and awesome traditional style Delta slide guitar in a fusion with a bit metal and rock. The blues is not always sad and can be upbeat and happy too; i sincerely hope that this cd proofs that!
BLUES FOR DENNIS is my signature song for my friend the late Dennis Brooks and dedicated to all love ones we loose in life. GOING TO CLARKSDALE is probably about someone like myself, who likes to move and change his life. THE BLUES KNOCKED ON MY DOOR is an uptempo blues to rock song, about a man who is happy that his baby left him. HOWLING is my dedication to bluesman T-Model Ford, " the Taildragger" from Greenville, with whom i became friends. SERVE YOUR COUNTRY is dedicated to the brave soldiers of the US army and about a woman who leaves her man to fight a "real" war.
SHE SOLD HER SOUL TO DEVIL is about a man who is looking for his baby! CLARKSDALE BOOGIE is about Clarksdale, a happy uptempo song with a bit of Jerry Lee style piano. LEAVE MY MONEY ALONE sends a clear message. On DOWN WITHOUT YOU, Jerry briliantly fuses blues with heavy metal and makes it a great song to dance to (or ringtone perhaps). THEO'S BOOGIE is my dedication to John Lee Hooker, ...... Boogie All Night Long.... So here it is: my"Own Thing", Enjoy!