Release Date: 30 October 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Roland Van Campenhout, Nils De Caster & Richard Bargel. Just Another Place In The Universe Limited 180gram Vinyl LP
Like on the very successful album „Da Blues Iz-A Coming“ from 2012 the new edition offers recordings from two concerts at the traditional venue Theater der Keller in Cologne, the first being on 23. May 2014, the second on 2. November of the same year. Roland Van Campenhout has been an active since the early 1960s and internationally renowned blues musician since 1969. He has played with Rory Gallagher, Leo Kottke, Tim Hardin, and Ian Anderson amongst many others. For this project he invited Belgian violinist and blues virtuoso Nils De Caster, to some people probably more known as the actor of the fabulous independent movie „The Broken Circle” (to which he also contributed the music). The second guest was Richard Bargel, one of the most influential musicians in the German blues scene. Bargel even wrote a fine ironic song for this occasion: „Two Old Mules“ – a humorous homage to the old blues ‘mules’ Roland and Richard. Roland (as he is simply known in his home country) not only presented original songs.
This time he also covered songs by Eddi Reader, Lonnie Johnson, Butch McDade, James Hooker Brown and Doc Watson and presented them in his own, particularly gnarly voice. No excursions into world music this time, but straight blues and folk blues, sometimes in a duet with Nils De Caster and Richard Bargel, enriched by slide guitar, violin or mandolin.
1. Footsteps Fall, 2. Jelly Roll Baler, 3. Never Too Soon, 4. Last Letter Home, 5. Little Sadie, 6. 900 Miles, 7. Two Old Mules, 8. Way Beyond The Moon, 9. Fine Sugar Mamma