Hans Theessink & Terry Evans: True & Blue

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Submitted by Iain Patience

Another wonderful release from Europe's finest acoustic blues-roots picker Hans Theessink here partnered by his long-time buddy from Mississippi, Terry Evans.

The pair have now released three joint efforts following their chance meeting at Winnipeg Folk Festival a few years ago. Evans, of course, is probably best-known for his sideman vocal work with one of the USA's legendary acoustic/music greats, Ry Cooder, and Cooder himself has previously guested on this couple's previous recordings.
True & Blue is a full 14-track cracker with all of Theessink's superb fretwork and vocals on display topped and tailed by Evans and his own soulful vocal delivery and quality guitar play. The result is an extremely poised, polished and powerful album of classic, traditional blues and roots music, a release that could well be one of the finest you're likely to hear this year.

Recorded live in Dutch-born Theessink's hometown Vienna,, tracks include Bill Broonzy's 'Glory of Love' featuring some truly sparkling fretwork; Chuck Berry's rip-roaring 'Maybellene'; 'Talk to your Daughter', and Leadbelly's 'Bourgeois Blues'. This is a typically smooth offering from two of the finest current bluesmen at the top of their game.

Definitely an album to relish.