Hans Theessink & Terry Evans
HANS THEESSINK: HANS is probably Europe‘s blues export no 1. After more than 7.500 concerts, 40 years “on the road” and more than 20 albums, an instruction video, a songbook and a DVD to his name, HANS THEESSINK has become a roots and blues institution. With his sonorous baritone voice and unmistakable guitar work Hans is in great demand – delighting audiences around the world with his rich and emotional sounds. The US blues press called him “An international blues treasure” and “One of the world’s pre-eminent pickers”. The legendary Bo Diddley called him “One helluva guitar player”.
TERRY EVANS: TERRY hails from Vicksburg, Mississippi. At a very early age he was exposed to gospel music in the local church and knew that singing was his call. In a career that spans over 50 years, Terry has done several albums under his own name and has a long working relationship as a backing vocalist with Ry Cooder. Terry‘s voice is pure “Mississippi Magic” – the real deal and one of the most soulful voices in the business. His singing can be heard on countless productions e.g. with John Lee Hooker, Pops Staples, Eric Clapton and John Fogerty.
Hans & Terry’s first duo album “VISIONS” (2008) was very successful: 15.000 copies sold on vinyl and CD. Visions won several international prizes and was nominated for the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN in 2009.
“DELTA TIME“: Recorded in Los Angeles –DELTA TIME is an intimate, audiophile recording, that leaves a lot of space for Hans‘ and Terry’s expressive voices and instruments. Hans Theessink and Terry Evans may be from separate sides of the Atlantic Ocean but they work together beautifully and make sense as a natural combination. These two vastly experienced and respected musicians are committed performers who are a perfect foil to each other. Theessink’s lazy baritone and Evans’ extraordinarily soulful gospel tones are tailor made to blend together with spine-tingling results. Timeless blues -, gospel- and soul related music, comes alive in the capable hands of these two masters. With two guitars, and two remarkable voices they bring forth honest and straightforward power in a stripped-down musical situation – an unhurried vibe that’s contagious and flows with the easy rhythm of buddies with mutual respect having a blast singing and playing together.
Featuring: Ry Cooder: The great Ry Cooder contributes with some phenomenal trademark guitar sounds while Terry’s singing colleagues Willie Greene Jr. and Arnold McCuller add some gospel-blues drenched vocals to die for.
From first note to last this is pure blues magic. Living Blues (USA)
Two deep blues voices: Theessink, one of Europe’s most respected keepers of the genre, and Evans, whose music carries the heritage of his Mississippi ancestors, connect here like soul-mates united by music. The pairing of Theessink’s deep, emotive baritone with Evans’ gospel-colored tenor makes this record one of the year’s best acoustic outings. Blues Revue (USA)
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