HANS THEESSINK and his band +friends: DONOVAN, TERRY EVANS, JACK CLEME.........
On april 5th and 6th 2008 the legendary Hans Theessink Birthday Bash concerts took place at the Metropol in Vienna. Fans and musical friends came from all over Europe and North America to celebrate Hans’ 60th birthday. The atmosphere was splendid and the performers took us on a marvellous musical journey. This double Birthday Bash CD is a unique document full of great moments and unusual sessions.
Hans Theessink could easily be compared to Ry Cooder simply because like Ry, he is a virtuoso guitarist whose great love for American roots music has, over the years, given us some cracking CD’s full of blues, rock ‘n’ roll and country-folk music. He’s always been willing to share ideas and experiment with a diversity of music and it’s all demonstrated here with his guests on this joyous celebratory Birthday Bash CD.
Allan Taylor turned up to play beautiful meandering guitar, The Dubliners rolled in with some nice boozy Guinness-fuelled music, Terry Evans showed how deep bluesy vocals should sound, Jack Clement brought the Sun Studios with him when he sang his old Tennessee classics and Donovan delivered vibrato-laden sixties folk. Hans Theessink played his heart out on every single track! Is this any way to spend your birthday? Course it is.