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update 10 july ’12

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Souvenir: Tour de France

It has been a wonderful weekend again. First, on Friday, we played In Schaffhausen. A gig Tina Clark organised for us. The name of the bar is Dolder2, and we sure had a lot of fun. Saw some old friends and made some new ones. We sure will be back there sometime. Thanks Tina, for your hospitality!

On Saturday we travelled to our friend Jacob, who used to own the bar ‘Ledig Erf’ here in Utrecht. He now runs a place in the Vosges Mountains: La Haute FourcheContinue reading →

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update 1 july ’12

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Pijnackerplein – photo: Jolanda Haanskorf

Our summer holiday break is coming up, so it’s time to reflect some on the passed couple of months. We had some pretty memorable gigs and made lots of new friends. It was a pretty eclectic mix of events where we performed: apart from our clubdates we played at bluesfestivals, rockabilly festivals, a jazzfestival, a punk/garage/hardcore festival and later in the year we’ll be at the ‘Into the great wide open’- Continue reading →

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CD ‘Live at Café De Stad’

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Blue Grass Boogiemen – ‘Live at Café De Stad’

Hi Folks! This is our latest CD. We recorded it live at Café De Stad, in Utrecht, Holland last October, to celebrate the 12,5 year anniversary of the cafe.

Apart from our usual line-up and repertoire of classic bluegrass tunes, this album also features Maurits Westerik (GEM), Spijk Groenendijk and Jolanda Peters (The Faraways) as guest singers and Joost van Es on fiddle.  Continue reading →

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Claudia Hek T-shirt

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Designed by no one less than Claudia Hek herself as a return favour for Bart and Arnold’s contribution to the cd she made with the 69′ers last year.
Though the 69′ers are not together anymore, you still might want to check out their cd; it got some great reviews from all over the western world.
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CD ‘Hits of Hank Williams’

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‘Hits of Hank Williams’ – Blue Grass Boogiemen

This album is the last in a series of Dutch artists covering American countrymusic icons, initially put out by the Dutch ‘Starsound’ label (which no longer is in business; fortunately the CRS label was willing to release this one). A few years ago Starsound Records owner Ruud Pennings asked us to do a ‘Hits of Hank Williams’ cd for his project. Though at first we thought that an album featuring only somewhat more obscure numbers instead of hits of ‘the Hillbilly Shakespeare’ would suit us better, we simply just couldn’t resist the offer. Hence often covered favorites as Continue reading →

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update nov ’07

WIBGB-17-klWell, Arnold is back from his trip to the planet of Butch Robins. And what a trip it was! Everything went very well and Robins has pointed out that he wants him back for every tour he’s going to organise for the World International Blue Grass Band. The point he wanted to make with this group was showing that bluegrass music is as international as most any other form of American music, like blues, jazz, Continue reading →

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2006 and all the best for 2007

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The year 2006 was a really good one for us, as it was a year in which we performed at, apart from the many trips abroad (Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Germany, France, Ireland, Belgium and Switzerland), a lot of great shows in our native Holland.

The highpoint without any doubt being one of Holland’s biggest festivals ‘Lowlands‘, where we played alongside acts such as Iggy Pop and the Original Stooges, Muse, Massive Attack, Fun Loving Criminals. ‘Blue Grass Boogiemen verpletteren Continue reading →

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15-year anniversary party

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photo: Jeroen (Buffel) Meijerink

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photo: Jeroen (Buffel) Meijerink

These 5 photos were taken at our 15-year anniversary party by Buffel and Martijn. If you want to see more please visit our ‘Photos‘ section or have a look at Buffel’s site. Thanks everybody for showing up at the party by the way. We had a great time and we surely noticed: so did you!
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