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update 8 jan ’13

Hank tribute, Paradiso, Amsterdam

Hank tribute, Paradiso, Amsterdam

Hi folks!

First of all, we want to wish all of you all the best for 2013, and hope to see you all somewhere down the road. We certainly closed up 2012 in a great way. We did a couple of fun gigs, most notably our performance on the tv show Top 2000 a GoGo, where we had to do bluegrass versions of popsongs. The two guests (wellknown Dutch artists) had to guess which songs we were playing. It was Continue reading →

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Annie M.G. Schmidt & Tommy Allsup

"Hé hé wordt wakker, hier is de bakkerrr"

“Hé hé wordt wakker, hier is de bakkerrr”

Hi folks!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’ve sure been keeping ourselves busy, working on different projects. We’ve recorded our addition to the Annie M.G. Schmidt (a famous Dutch writer) tribute album, and are pleased with the result. It was the first time we worked with the guys of the Excelsior Recordings label and the collaboration went just fine. We’re looking forward to recording our next album for them in February.

Another project was us backing up Tommy Allsup. Tommy played guitar in Buddy Holly’s Crickets and worked with Bob Wills, Ray Price, the Ventures and numorous other big names in music. It sure was a pleasure and an honour  Continue reading →

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update 24 oct ’12

Roots in the WoodsHi folks!

Here’s a few pics and a link to some footage from our last gig, shot by our soundguy John Blok. We played the ‘Roots in the Woods‘ festival in Apeldoorn and we had a lotta fun. The guy who booked us there already asked us back for next year, so we must’ve done something right.

And here’s the poster Joost van Es made for the gig he put on here in Utrecht, November 2nd. Looking forward to that! Joost himself will be joining us on fiddle, which Continue reading →

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IJsselpop and s’more

IJsselpop

IJsselpop

Hi folks!

All three gigs over the last weekend went great. First on Friday we played for IJsselpop in IJsselstein. A great little popfestival, which also supports local bands. A pity that this was the last edition of the festival, but we’re glad to have been able to be part of it. On Saturday we were booked for a private party at a small horse ranch in Voorschoten…western style. Continue reading →

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Cowtown & Kempener Pop

Cowtown - Haystack Hitones

Cowtown – Haystack Hitones

Cowtown - Are You Missing Me

Cowtown – Are You Missing Me

That was another great weekend. Saturday we went to Germany for the Cowtown Rocks Again weekender, which was a lot of fun. The scene was an old western-type street and the stage was set up was outside. First up were the Haystack Hi-tones, who did a great set. Soon the folks were boppin’ and jivin’ around and the atmosphere was great. Then we were up. Continue reading →

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Into The Great Wide Open

Marike Jager

Marike Jager

Tim Knol

Tim Knol

Hi Folks!

It was a great weekend again. This time we played the ‘Into The Great Wide Open’-festival, on the beautiful island Vlieland, The Netherlands. Our set went like a dream, with very enthousiastic response from the crowd that came to…see us play on the stage, which was set in the middle of the Continue reading →

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Omagh, N-Ireland

Swapping jokes

Swapping jokes with Wilbur Tharpe and Peter Rowan

Hi folks!

We had us a great time at the Appalachian and Bluegrass music festival in Omagh, N-Ireland again. We met a lot of our friends and made us many new ones. The shows all went very well and we sold out on the cds. Especially the show at the sold out marquee, on Saturday night, was fantastic! Also the sessions at the pub near where we were staying were great. The organiser of the festival Continue reading →

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