of the 20 years in which these ambassadors of Dutchblues,
still led out by the original members Peter Kempe (lead
vocals/drums/mandolin) and Sonnyboy van der
Broek (harmonica/vocals/accordion), have been conquering
The present line-up also includes Michel Boogie Mike
Staat on lead guitar and Derk Korpershoek on bass.
In the '90's the band managed to create
a succesful breakthrough on the other side of the Atlantic.
This initiated a host of invitations to renowned festivals,
on which they shared stages with BB King, Bonnie Raitt,
Dr. John, Little Feat, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Walter
Trout and many other luminaries of the blues.
So far the band has released 14 albums, 4 of which are live
CD´s. From each album those tracks have been selected
that best capture the specific atmosphere of that album.
As the band has gathered it´s impressive reputation
and ditto fanbase first and foremost from their fiery and
highly energetic live performances, it is a small wonder
that indeed 9 tracks have been culled from 3 of the live
albums. Of course concert staples like Betty Lee,
Shake It and Out On The Western Plain
have not been omitted. And surely the two tracks form their
highly sought after debut (LP only!) Dancing Shoes
are a real treat!
Disc 0 is an exclusive bonus CD, containing 7 exuberant
live tracks that reflect memorable performances with special
guests like Willy Foster, Mark Wenner of the Nighthawks
and with a amazing Big Band (most of these tracks were never
before released). This disc closes with a
highly entertaining interview with their host in
a studio in the Irish town of Kilkenny.
Juke Joints 20 Years is a most valuable document
of a band that has created it´s very own synthesis
of blues and rock and roll, an absolute must for their many
fans and an impressive introduction for those who aren´t
yet but no doubt will be soon.