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Hans Theessink

After more than 40 years on the road and with 25 albums, a songbook and a DVD to his name, Hans Theessink is a roots and blues institution. His extensive roots repertoire takes the audience on a trip through blues, roots, folk and gospel This master of the blues guitar will perform at our Saturday night concert in Marquee 1.

After more than 40 years “on the road” and with 25 albums, an instruction video, a songbook and a DVD to his name, Hans Theessink has become a roots and blues institution. With his sonorous baritone voice and unmistakable guitar work Hans is in great demand. He tours Europe, Britain, North-America, Australia and New Zealand. He is one of the few Europeans to perform at the biggest Blues, Jazz and Folk Festivals in America, the homeland of the blues. The US blues press called him “An international blues treasure” and “One of the world’s pre-eminent pickers”. The legendary Bo Diddley called him “One helluva guitar player”. He’s a modern day troubadour and entertainer who keeps on spellbinding audiences all over the world with his rich and emotional sounds.

Musical variety has always been Hans Theessink’s trademark. Whether he plays solo or with other musicians, Theessink is a sure guarantee for heartfelt blues & roots music on a high emotional and technical level. His extensive roots repertoire is the tour guide for a musical journey that takes the audience on a trip through a mix of Blues, Folk, Roots and Gospel – a celebration of infectious “handmade” music.

‘Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world’s pre-eminent pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues’. (Blues Revue, USA)


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Booked so far for the 2015 festival

(subject to contract)

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band


Steve Tilston

Les Barker


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