(LOGO above made by Ivan)
Picture taken by Jim McNealon (LIVE at The State Theatre, St.Petersburg a.k.a. St.Pete, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, dec. 2003)
Picture: Jacques Goascoz (LIVE at Bar 'Les Cotiers', Pors-Poulhan(29), France, 2005
and guitarist Rob Dokter)
"THIS WEBSITE is not just about me as you can see on your journey through these pages. It's a musical TOUR through MUSIC and in particular the music that made me to what i am today. Scroll down and you will see what i mean. Links, links and more links to music and artists that make the difference!
It's with regret that i salute the ones who left this world and with gratitude that i -as should YOU!- embrace their musical legacies. So.. Here's to remembering too: Jim McNealon (pedalsteel-guitarist for 'Ronny Elliott and the Nationals' - here's the link to his overdub on one of my demo's) , Gerrit van Berkum (co-founder of our band 'BOOTLEG'), Johnny Cash, June Carter, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed, Doug Sahm, Rusty Wier, Carl Perkins, Stephen Bruton, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Johnny Joyce, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Willy DeVille, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Fogerty, Roger Miller, Mickey Newbury, Link Wray, Mannes (Manny) van Oosten (one of the wellknown locals of my hometown Zwolle), Herman Brood, Eddie Rabbitt, 'the big man' Clarence Clemons, Gerard Rutger Buisman...and lots of others no longer with us!"
"I would like to thank the following musical inspirations:
(the above is from the booklet of my first CD 'Just as I am- Some raw gems '(2000) ) All names have links to YouTube !!
The influence of a man like Billy JoeShaver became after my first CD. Another that came later was Jimmy LaFave. And i forgot to mention Dave Edmunds, Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochran and lots of others, because there's so much music i've be soakin' up since i was just a kid. Ready to be taken away?
original sheet of lyrics to 'Expat Blues' (c)
" If you don't love Jesus, go to hell ! "
" May the God of your choice bless you"
(Billy Joe Shaver)
background-music playing is 'COME AND MEET ME' (Rob Dokter) (c) performed LIVE by BOOTLEG in 2000 at Steenwijk Local Radio SLOS. Musicians here: Marcel Vermaning: drums + vocal / Dick Zoeteweij: leadguitar + vocal / Mathieu Muller: bass / Rob Dokter: vocals + guitar