HANS THEESSINK - Homecooking (2011)
We've already had an American in Paris, but a Dutchman in Vienna? And one who has dedicated himself, body and soul, to American blues and roots music? Okay, Hans Theessink (pronounced Tay-sink) did not pick the easiest way to do this, but he has done so with a certain degree of single-mindedness. Like others of his generation, in the early 1960‘s a love of the Blues took hold of the man whom Bo Diddley described as "one helluva guitar player", and it has not let go since. Above all, the country blues with its earthy and heartfelt sound impressed Hans Theessink and played a major role in his development as a musician. His roots are unmistakenly in the blues, but has also been influenced by countless other aspects of roots music. This musical variety has become a trademark of Hans Theessink, who as a songwriter has succeeded in building bridges to the present in addressing issues which reflect the reality of the here and now. Hans is probably Europe's bluesexport Nr.1 - one of the top blues and roots musicians worldwide who has entertained audiences around the globe during a musical career that spans over more than 35 years. The world's leading bluespaper - US magazine Blues Revue wrote: "Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world's pre-eminent country pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues". - theessink.com
DISC 1 - Best Of Blues: 01. Homecooking 02. Bloodsucker Blues 03. Missing You 04. Automobile 05. Mandolin Man 06. Train 07. Big Bill's Guitar 08. Demons 09. Wings 10. Louisiana Man 11. Where The Southern Crosses The Dog 12. Love You Baby 13. My Baby Changed The Lock On Her Door 14 When Luther Played The Blues
DISC 2 - Best Of Songs: 01. Johnny & The Devil 02. Baby Wants To Boogie 03. Slow Train 04. Call Me 05. Rock The Boat 06. Crazy Moon 07. Roll With The Punches 08. Ready For The Ride 09. Homeless 10. What Will The Children Play 11. Set Me Free 12. Stormwarning 13. Man With A Broken Heart 14. Sail Away
DISC 3 - Best Of Live: 01. Behind The Sun 02. Believe The Devil Took Her Hand 03. Circles 04. Bridges 05. Brand New Dawn 06. Zambezi 07. Dream 08. Rain 09. Dough Roller Blues 10. Soul On Fire 11. Little Girl 12. Jesus On The Mainline
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