From: Martin Snodin [martin_dot_snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 02 October 2007 21:46
Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2 October 2007

Newsletter                2nd October 2007


Contact details
Tel. 01342 716975
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                                A reminder of our next show…



8 October
at The Ravenswood

Rosalie Deighton


£10 (£12  door)     8pm
Tickets 01342 714810

buy online via Acoustic Sussex website

We've already had an American in Paris, but a Dutchman in Vienna? And one who has dedicated himself, body and soul, to American blues and roots music? Okay, Hans Theessink (pronounced Tay-sink) did not pick the easiest way to do it, but he has done so with a certain degree of single-mindedness.

Like others of his generation, in the early 1960s a love of the Blues took hold of the man whom Bo Diddley described as "one helluva guitar player", and it has not let go since. Through his unmistakable guitar-work, sonorous baritone voice and stage presence, Hans has attained a status which is unique for a European. He has performed at many of the most prominent North American music festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, the Toronto Soul & Blues Festival and the Edmonton Folk Festival - to name just a few!

Hans’ first recording was an EP in 1970. Since then his music has continually developed and so far he has released 20 albums, a songbook, a blues-guitar instruction video and a DVD. His CD, ‘Banjoman (produced with Arlo Guthrie) was nominated for a Grammy. In 2004 Hans got the Austrian Amadeus award for ‘Songs from the Southland’, a tribute to the music of the American South - a constant source of inspiration and companion on his musical journey. A Danish Music Award for best blues album followed in 2005. His current CD, ‘Slow Train’ (recorded with ‘natural ambient sound’) went straight into the top 10 in the Euro-American charts. Hans' productions are known for their excellent sound quality and are in big demand in Hi-Fi circles.

Hans was in the UK last month for a recording on BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones' show, broadcast on 24 September. You can still hear the full interview including an exclusive and rare session track, ‘Faded Fame’ if you visit the BBC website.

Hans has become one of the most sought-after artists of the international blues scene, playing an average of 200 concerts a year - a modern day troubadour and entertainer who keeps on spellbinding audiences all over the world.

"An international blues treasure" US Blues Revue

“This is one of those 'wow' albums! 'Slow Train' is an absolutely stunning album that combines blues, roots rock, Americana, worldmusic, folk, gospel and more... an enjoyable outing full of originality and fascinating performances.”
Peter J Brown

Also from Holland (although these days living in London via Yorkshire) Rosalie Deighton first performed for Acoustic Sussex in 2005, so this is a welcome return. She's a seasoned performer who in the 90s made an album ('Intuition') with a youthful Kate Rusby and Kathryn Roberts and was a member Hummingbird's first line-up.


Hans Theessink

Hans in BBC studios

Don’t forget you can listen to sample tracks from Hans Theesink and Rosalie Deighton on our MySpace website


Rosalie Deighton

More information on all up-and-coming shows can be found on our website: You can also find us on MySpace (with samples from some of the artists appearing) at: If you know anyone who you think may enjoy our events, please forward this email to them.


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