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HANS THEESSINK

WISHING WELL

2013-05-07

65 year old Dutch guitarist and vocalist Hans Thesssink has been one of the most proflic writers and performers in the acoustic blues music releasing over twenty discs and telling thousands of stories. On this new solo release the laid back {But Impeccable} sounds of his guitar and baritone voice shines through brightly. This CD is stripped down to Hans guitars, banjos, mandolin and harmonica. The magic in this disc is how Hans conveys his stories of climate change, singing with Johnny Cash and gambling with ones life on Hellbound. Hans storytelling and vocals strongly resemble one of music's best pickers and storytellers Greg Brown. This is not the blues you will play to lift you up, but the next time you are in a reflective mood or enjoying a cup of coffee on a nice Sunday morning "Wishing Well" may be the perfect fit. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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