True & Blue

Hans Theessink & Terry Evans
CD: BG 2520

2015

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“TRUE & BLUE“ the new CD by Hans Theessink & Terry Evans is a naked and intimate, bare to the bone, live recording, that leaves a lot of space for Hans‘ and Terry’s expressive voices and instruments. This is handmade roots music at it’s best: True & Blue.

This is the best stripped down naked acoustic blues live release this year. 
Blues Matters, UK

It’s a blast! Theesink & Evans are a powerhouse acoustic duo that let the sparks fly with a good-time vibe. Excellent instrumentation and soulful singing – a lucky combination.
Living Blues, USA

This is magic! Mit dieser Scheibe kann man sich bei geschlossenen Augen mühelos nach Mississippi beamen.
GUITAR – ROS, Kurier (A)

Ein atmosphärisch dichtes Konzertdokument.
Concerto, D.Hoscher (A)

Musik: 9★ / Klang: 9★
Zwei Stimmen die immer wieder live begeistern und ihren Teamspirit unter Beweis stellen: der Holländer Hans Theessink sowie der amerikanische Blues-Soul-Champion Terry Evans. Der Mitschnitt eines Duo-Konzerts aus dem Metropol in Wien fesselt vom ersten bis zum letzten Akkord nicht zuletzt Dank des griffigen Klangs.
stereoplay (D)

True & Blue is a full 14-track cracker – 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.
Cashbox, CAN, Iain Patience

A killer set of acoustic folk/blues that is cut from the center of the true vine – pure hot stuff.
midwestrecord USA

Two old pros with two acoustic guitars create enough power to light Chicago for the winter.
locey.blogs.vcstar.com USA

Kaum jemand kriegt das alles derart entspannt und zugleich konzentriert auf den Punkt hin wie dieses kongeniale Duo, das keinerlei Verstärkung braucht, um 70 spannende Minuten lang jede Langeweile zu vermeiden.
Bluesnews (D)

For me, this is the best blues album I’ve heard so far this year. Don’t hesitate – go get yourself a copy.
Gary W. Burnett, Down at the Crossroads, UK

“True & Blue” is a masterpiece! Downright thick blues syrup.
Smoky Mountain Blues Society USA

When these two giants get together, magical things happen….
don and sheryls bluesblog USA

Obviously Theessink and Evans have a ball playing together and the audience senses this and they’re having a ball listening. This is as good a live set of roots and blues as you’ll hear this year.
Friday Blues Fix Blog Blues Bytes, USA, Graham Clarke

This is about as stripped down as an album can get, two incredible voices and a couple of guitars working in perfect harmony. This is old-school at its finest and they make every song sound like the essence of the blues.
The Professor’s Picks: Southside (USA)

“True & Blue” ist ein Festival der Emotionen. Die vierzehn Songs gehen beim Hörer den direkten Weg unter die Haut. Eine dicke Empfehlung!
rocktimes.de, Joachim “Joe” Brookes (D)

Theessink’s most recent efforts have seen him partnering with Terry Evans, a native of Vicksburg, MS, whose own blues background includes stints with Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker, Pops Staples, Eric Clapton, and John Fogerty. It’s rather remarkable how well their voices blend, so much so that it’s practically impossible to tell the Old World auteur from the native son of the American heartland. Like brothers from different mothers, they’re bound by the blues but untethered from any geographical divide.
No Depression Blues Magazine (USA)

This trans-Atlantic fusion of exemplary musicianship and remarkable voices is an effortlessly relaxed, unadorned session of blues power, a masterclass thoroughly enjoyed by a highly receptive audience.
Rhythms (AUS)

This is an award-worthy release of blues in its purest form!
The Crossroads Blues Society (USA)

Die beiden Blues Cracks erzeugen einen unvergleichlichen Sound, da fehlt gar nichts. Zwei erstklassige Musiker brauchen keine Band.
www.folkworld (D)

Unquestionably a very high quality show, and one I hope we can get to witness for ourselves in the U.K. very soon! Norman Darwen, Blues & Rhythm (UK)

This is about as stripped down as an album can get, two incredible voices and a couple of guitars working in perfect harmony. This is old-school at its finest and they make every song sound like the essence of the blues.
The Professor’s Picks: Southside (USA)

La classe, grande classe!! ★★★★★
Hans & Terry représentent l’essence du blues à l’état pur. C’est tout simplement de la véritable magie, monstreux….Un grand album de véritable blues interprété par deux joyaux bruts qui vivent et qui respirent le blues du partout….Deux musiciens énormes de talent, de charisme et d’honnèteté…
Blues & Co, Tonton Erick (F

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