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Hans Thessink & Brooks Williams
May 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£14
Tuesday 22 May 2018 ‘Steady Rolling Blues’ Hans Thessink & Brooks Williams with special guest Al Hughes
Hans Theessink is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide, a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since the 1960s.
This guy is the real deal, just a bluesmaster who is as good as it gets on every level. He is literally an international blues treasure.”One Helluva Guitar Player” – Bo Diddley”Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world’s pre-eminent pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues” – Blues Revue, USA
“A killerpicker with a magical voice” -Midwest Record, USA “Hardly anyone gets everything so relaxed and focused on the point … ” – Bluesnews
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks’ music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana.
fRoots says, “Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!”He got his start in the clubs and bars in Boston USA (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither) and from there he has toured in ever-widening circles for nearly three decades.
In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” He’s also ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Over the years he has picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.
Rooted in blues and soul tradition like so many Scottish singers, Al Hughes writes from his own perspective on topics which are very much of today. His influences can be clearly heard, but make no mistake, this music is modern, relevant and gathering praise from a growing number of well respected figures on the British music scene.
Show takes place at The Voodoo Rooms from 7.30pm until 11pm.
All Edinburgh Blues Club members can attend with no additional ticket costs. Non member tickets available for £14 from Ticketweb https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/hans-theessink-brooks-williams-the-voodoo-rooms-tickets/7929565, Tickets Scotland and all preceding Edinburgh Blues Club shows.