34 YEARS OF ROCK ROLLIN' BLUES !
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Dutch blues-rockers and winners of the 2012 and 2016 Dutch Blues Foundation Award for Best Dutch Blues Band , The Juke Joints have been setting fire to international stages for no less than 34 (!) years. Last year alone they set stages on fire in, amongst others, Spain, Norway, Switzerland and at the Harvest Time Blues Festival in Ireland.

Between all those gigs they wrote songs together for their follow-up for the 'Going to Chicago' CD they have recorded in Chicago with producer Ronnie Baker Brooks and 'guests' Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater and Ana Popovic.

The new CD 'Heart on Fire' (European release by Continental Records at the end of Januari 2015 ) contains 10 infectious Juke Joints originals.
The Dr. Ross classic "Cat's Squirrel" and crowd favourite-to-be "Funny Little Valentine", penned by Australian rockabilly singer/guitarist Louis King, receive the passionate, greasy Juke Joints treatment and seamlessly fit in the coherence of the album.
On this 9th studio album The Juke Joints have like never before succeeded in translating the steamingly hot energy of their live shows into a brilliant studio sound.
The American Blues Underground Network has chosen the Heart on Fire CD as ‘Best European Bluesrock CD’ !

In April 2017 the new CD ‘Crossroads’ un&plugged, was released, ‘live’ recorded for the bluesprogram of BRTO Radio in Bergen op Zoom , together with the Australian gitarist Lloyd Spiegel as ‘special guest’.

The Juke Joints played festival and club shows in Ireland, Engeland, Latvia, France, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switserland, Austria, USA and shared stages with the best that blues has to offer: Kim Wilson, Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, The Paladins, The Nighthawks, Bonnie Raitt, Sonny Landreth, Roomful of Blues, George Thorogood, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Johnny Winter, Alvin Lee, Bernard Allisson, Joe Bonamassa......

THE BAND:
Peter Kempe - Lead Vocal / Drums / Mandolin
Michel 'Boogie Mike' Staat - Guitar
Sonny Boy v.d. Broek - Harmonica / Vocal / Accordion
Derk Korpershoek - Bass / Vocal

www.thejukejoints.com T 0113 649673 www.continental.nl

 
     
Juke joint (or jook joint) is the vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States. The term "juke" is believed to derive from the Gullah word joog, meaning rowdy or disorderly. A juke joint may also be called a "barrelhouse".
Classic juke joints found, for example, at rural crossroads, catered to the rural work force that began to emerge after the emancipation. Plantations workers and sharecroppers needed a place to relax and socialize following a hard week, particularly since they were barred from most white establishments by Jim Crow laws. Set up on the outskirts of town, often in ramshackle buildings or private houses, juke joints offered food, drink, dancing and gambling for weary workers. Owners made extra money selling groceries or moonshine to patrons, or providing cheap room and board.
The Tin House on our CD of the same name is an authentic juke joint, a few kilometers ouside Greenville, Mississippi.
     
 
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