Fri

05

Aug

2016

Photo of the day: Chairoplane

Chairoplane
Chairoplane
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12

Jun

2016

Photo of the day: Angel

Angel
Angel
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Sun

15

May

2016

Remembereing B. B. King - 1925 - 2015

B.B. King @ Peer Bluesfestival in 2012 - for more pics click on the photo ...
B.B. King @ Peer Bluesfestival in 2012 - for more pics click on the photo ...
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Tue

09

Jun

2015

Photo of the day: Jon Amor

Jon Amor
Jon Amor
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12

Apr

2015

Photo album of the week: Lou Reed

Lou Reed ... just click on the photo ...
Lou Reed ... just click on the photo ...
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Sun

27

Oct

2013

Photo of the day: L'Adige a Verona

L'Adige a Verona
L'Adige a Verona
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Mon

24

Dec

2012

Best Wishes

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Sat

08

Dec

2012

Erja Lyytinen @ Swing Wespelaar

Erja Lyytinen
Erja Lyytinen

Since August 2012 they were sleeping in my archive: The photos I took at the Swing Wespelaar festival in Belgium. Erja Lyytinen is a great guitar player and singer, she comes from Finland. It was the third day of the festival, a hot August Sunday afternoon, when Erja Lyytinen and her band hit the stage to deliver another great concert. So here are my impressions of that awesome gig. Enjoy!

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Tue

27

Nov

2012

Mariëlla Tirotto & the Blues Federation - Photo Shoot

Mariëlla Tirotto & the Blues Federation is a band from the Netherlands. They were winner of the Dutch National Blues Award in 2010. It was a great pleasure form me to have a photo shooting with these nice people. Weh ad a real good time then. Here are the results and I think some of the fun we had can be seen here ...

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Tue

13

Nov

2012

Layla Zoe

Layla Zoe
Layla Zoe

Layla Zoe, who calls herself "The Firegirl", is an extraordinary singer from Canada.  I already met her several times. It's always a great pleasure to see her perform on stage. She always seems to be carried away by her music. Any concert of hers is nothing but the real deal. Her lateest CD was produced by Henrik Freischlader, who also plays most of the instruments on it and has written or co-written the songs of that album called "Sleep, Little Girl". Enjoy the photos...

 

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Thu

08

Nov

2012

Randy Hansen Autumn Tour 2012

Randy Hansen ist an awesome guitar player. He dedicates his work to the music of Jimi Hendrix. I met him first in 2008. Now I had the opportunity to see him again at the concerts he gave at the Yardclub (Kantine) in Cologne and at the Hoppe Garden in Hamm. Both shows were packed, so it was not easy taking pictures. Anyway the shows were tremendous. Randy celebrates Jimi's 70th birthday by playing the whole "Electric Ladyland" album.

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Thu

01

Nov

2012

World of Harmonica

My photo of the great Italian musician Fabrizio Poggi taken in Cerea/Verona during the "Blues Made In Italy" meeting. Now appearing in a special about Fabrizio Poggi in the World Of Harmonica.

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Mon

08

Oct

2012

La casa abbandonata - Villa De Vecchi

The Villa de Vecchi dates from the middle of the 19th century. You can find it in Bindo, which is part of Cortenova in the North of Italy. It was built by the count De Vecchi. There are many legends told about that vast building, which is also called the „Red House“ or the „House of Witches“. After the death of the count the building began to fall into ruin, what is quite a shame. And still as you pass through the empty rooms you can hear whispering voices of days gone by. And still there is a certain beauty in tthat mansion left to decline and decay. I'd like to share this impression by the photos I took there. Enjoy...

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Sun

07

Oct

2012

Jan Mohr & The Backscratchers

Jan Mohr is well known as a sideman for people like Mark Hummel or R.J.  Mischo, when they come to Europe to perform. He is an excellenz guitar player and in his usual band there are Jaska Prepula (Bass) from Finland and Andreas Bock (Drums) from Germany. The Backscratchers are completed by Georg Schroeter on keyboards and vocals and Henry Heggen on harmonica and vocals. The photos here were taken at the Kulturzentrum Sinsteden. It was the last of four shows this awesome band did. And it was an amazing show presenting mostly songs that don't appear so often in setlists. I really enjoyed myself.

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Sun

07

Oct

2012

Kirsten Thien & Band

Kirsten Thien and her band come from New York. For me it was the first time seeing them perform. And it was a great pleasure to listen to Kirsten's powerful and soulful voice. Also the the rest of the band did a great job. The pictures you see here were taken in my native town Eschweiler at the Talbahnhof. I really enjoyed the show, now it's your turn to enjoy the photos....

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Sat

22

Sep

2012

Meena & The Chris Fillmore Band

Meena Cryle (vocals, guitar) and Chris Fillmore (guitar) come from Vienna, Austria. They already have been working together for quite a while. Now they are touring with their own band completed by Marlene Lachtersdorfer (bass) and Frank Cortez (drums). I had the opportunity to see them at a the historical location of Burg Satzvey, a castle  dating from the 14th century. For me it was one of the best concerts I have experienced this year. Blues at its best by one of the best European blues bands. Enjoy my impressions....

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Sat

15

Sep

2012

24Pesos

24Pesos are a blues band from London. First I met them last year at the "Blues au Château" festival in La Chèze, where they knocked me right off my feet with their own special way to play the blues.High time to see this fantastic band again ... this time at one of my favourite clubs - The Spirit of 66 -  in Verviers. I only can hope my pictures captured something of the passion that band shows on stage. Enjoy...

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Tue

11

Sep

2012

Black Market III

Black Market III are a band from San Diego, California. Members: Scottie Blinn, the guitar player and singer, formerly of the Mississippi Mudsharks, Roxy Coverdale-Bass/Vocal and Haley Allen-Drums. They call their music "Blues/ American Roots/ Grease Punk". I had the opportunity to see their concert at The Spiriit of 66 in Verviers, Belgium. It really was a great gig that night, the right thing after a day of trouble and stress to put me back on track again. Thanks again for that.

Here are my imprssions of that amazing concert. Enjoy.

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Thu

06

Sep

2012

Swing Wespelaar 2012

It was a hot summer weekend and a great line-up for the 25th edition of the "Swing Wespelaar" festival. Three days of amazing music. Congratulations and thanks to the organizers: You really did a wonderful job. Here are my impressions of the festival. Just a click away. Enjoy...

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Wed

05

Sep

2012

Monschau - Montjoie

Monschau is a small town in the western part of Germany near Aachen, It was mentioned first in 1198. Passing through the narrow streets you can find shops, cafés, restaurants all in old houses. Many tourists visit Monschau the whole year through. The historical flair is everywhere. Here are some imy very special mpressions of that lovely place. Enjoy...

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Fri

31

Aug

2012

Blues Au Château 2012

 

This year it was the 7th edition of "Blues Au Château" in a little place called La Chèze in Brittany, France. For me it was the 4th time to be around there.

 

 

Again it was a great line-up. Magda Piskorczyk, Erja Lyytinen, The Wildcards or Eddie Martin, only to name a few...

 

Here are my impressions of the concerts we had the pleasure to see...

 

Have a look and enjoy...

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Fri

31

Aug

2012

La Chèze 2012

La Chèze is a small place in the heart of Brittany in France. Every year at the end of August there is a festival called "Blues Au Château". This year for me it was the 4th time to be there. Of course you can find my impressions of the festival here as well, but this partly very colourful series is dedicated to the place itself. Have a look and enjoy.

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Sun

12

Aug

2012

Morblus @ Street Life in Leverkusen (D)

Morblus is a blues band from Italy. Over 20 years on the road their tours also always lead them to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Roberto Morbioli is a fantastic guitar player and singer.
Daniele Scala (Keyb), Stefano Dallaporta (B) and Diego Pozzan (Dr) complete the actual line- up of the band.

 

I had the opportunity to see Morblus on stage already many times and it's always a pleasure to listen to their music.

 

Here are some pictures of their performance in Leverkusen on August, 03 2012. Enjoy...

 

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Sat

11

Aug

2012

Ploegsteert 2012

June, 30 2012 I had the opportunity to attend the Plougsteert Festival in Belgium near the Franch border.

A fine line-up of artists could be seen on stage, such as Philippe Menard (F), Elomore D (B), Rachelle Plas & Fred Chapellier (F), Dani & Will Wilde (GB) and King King (GB.

I was a day of great live music. I hope I captured some of the atmosphere in my photos...
Enjoy... 

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Thu

09

Aug

2012

Clare Free

At the Jazz and Blues Festival in Gouy (Belgium) again I had the opportunity to see the British guitarist, singer and songwriter Clare Free live on stage. She was backed up by her Belgian band:

  • Gilles DROIXHE : guitar
  • Renaud LESIRE : bass
  • Henri MOUREAU : drums

Besides being a brilliant singer and guitar- player, Clare is a wonderful entertainer.  So everybody in the festival tent had fun.

 

I hope I have captured a bit of the great atmosphere during that gig. 

Enjoy the pics...

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Tue

07

Aug

2012

Gerry McAvoy's Band Of Friends

For 20 years Gerry McAvoy was the bass player for Rory Gallagher’s Band. Now it’s time again to celebrate the music and the life of Rory Gallagher who died in 1995. This is what Gerry McAvoy made found the Band Of Friends consisting of Ted McKenna on drums, who in former times also was a member of Rory’s band and the fantastic Dutch guitar player Marcel Scherpenzeel. I had the opportunity to see this band at the Jazz & Blues Festival in Gouvy in Belgium. It was a concert to remember. It took me back to 30 years ago when Rory’s music conquered the world. And I can tell you: The magic still works. Rory 4ever!!

Enjoy the photos…

 

Find a concert review here (in German):

http://bluesfocus.net/2012/08/06/band-of-friends-am-05-08-2012-in-gouvy-b/

 

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Sat

04

Aug

2012

Mathieu Pesqué & Roll Pignault

Mathieu Pesqué & Roll Pignault are two French musicians I met first excatly 3 years ago at the festival „ Blues au Château“ in La Chèze in France. We stayed in touch over the years and in January 2012 we met again in Holland where they were having a tour. Their music is based on folk and blues. Mathieu’s voice and guitar playing to me are something special. Simply amazing. Rol'ls way of playing the harmonica completes the typic sound of their wonderful music.

Here are some visual impressions I captured during their concert in Heerlen (NL).

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Mon

30

Jul

2012

Black & White

Loire, Sundown
Loire, Sundown

I just added some photos to my Black & White series. It's anazing how even landscapes suddenly show up in a quite different atmosphere. It's always the balance between the two extremes BLACK and WHITE and a thousand shades of GREY that gives the final touch to all these pictures.

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Fri

27

Jul

2012

Daniele Tenca

Daniele Tenca
Daniele Tenca

Yesterday I had the great pleasure to meet the Italien Blues musician Daniele Tenca and his band. They played their last gig of their actual tour in Faenza.

Thanks for this great show. Anyone who is interested in the pictures I took, may click on the photo. Enjoy..

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Fri

27

Jul

2012

Phone Pics, Italy

Since I found out what great and funny things this little camera of  my mobile phone is able to do and Italy presents itself again in the most beautiful colours, I decided to present a series of the best shots I'll take during my short stay here.

Just have a look and enjoy..(just click on the photo)...

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Sun

22

Jul

2012

Lou Reed

Today I added some pictures of Lou Reed's concert in Bonn, 2012-07-26.

 

Check them out....

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