Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Folk, World Music, Pop
Recipe for Enjoyment
M. Hirn | 07/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is anything but typical in a way that is like finding a new favorite food. Theessink utilizes what seems like a southern sound of interesting ingredients.It includes a little New Orleans Jazz, some bluesy steel guitar, with shades of country and even old time rock and roll thrown in. His use of the tuba for the base line is fresh and fun. Combined with his Lou Rawls-like voice, the whole thing comes together for a great sound. Sonically, the recording is an audiophile gem. On "Soul of Song" in particular, he starts with the mandolin, adds the tuba, and then fills in the rest of the spectrum with the brass section and jazz piano. It's definitly worth a listen."
Dutch Artist Has Deep South Blues Soul
M. HIRN | Minneapolis, Minnesota | 09/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just had to add to my first review after many hours of enjoying Hans. The slide guitar playing that Hans brings to each song adds just the right touch, from the smooth integrated sound in the blues band stylings of Soul of Song to the stripped down Cuckoo that brings forth that Delta Blues style with beautifully haunting rising and decaying tones that are reminiscent of Ralph Stanley's version of O Death. His treatment of Guthrie's Aint Got No Home In This World Anymore imparts just enough of a bluesy feel to the folk number and makes great use of the saxaphone without losing any of the song's character. The tuba is wonderfully used throughout to compliment Theessink's baritone voice and even adds a fun touch on Blues Doctor and the close of New Orleans. If you enjoy blues with great slide guitar playing, you won't be disappointed by what you will hear on this album."