Moulin Blues, Oosterpoort en Lodewijk Napoleon 2015

imageimageFoto: Dave Van Hout, Moulin Blues 2015

Film: Moon Anderson

Verslag Lodewijk Napoleon Assen door Klaas Guchelaar

It’s been a year since the cafe Lodewijk Napoleon opened its doors and they decided to celebrate that moment with a concert by Ralph de Jongh, fantastic idea! Back in the day when the Cosy Corner cafe was in that location it already had some great concerts and I well remember seeing Bradley’s Circus there in a blues route. With a raised floor in the cafe it’s perfect for concerts there and having a concert in Assen for a change is really nice :)

I recently saw Ralph de Jongh with the full band in Vanslag and with the full sound of a backing band that was really great, but on his own he’s nothing less in performance.

Ralph was introduced by city poet of Assen Egbert Hovenkamp II and set out in a great first set with some powerful blues and a superb solo-version of ‘Harry’ from his album Sun Coming Up. Ralph plays the blues with raw emotion and it bursts from the stage, with clogs a stompin’. Whether it’s small and fragile or loud and rocking, you feel the blues pouring out.

After a short break the former manager of Cuby + Blizzards introduced Ralph with a story about the formation of Cuby’s band, the addition of Hermand Brood to the band with his piano skills and bags of various powders, the chance meetings and tours with Van Morisson and Eddy Boyd and walking in on a jamming session with a beautiful piano intro by Herman and an emotional song by Harry Muskee (who’s relationship had just ended, always a good moment for writing blues songs) that would eventually become ‘Somebody will know someday’ that was then performed by Ralph as the start of the second set. The whole cafe held it’s breath as the song was played, just incredible!


Simply a terrific afternoon with a fantastic blues concert. See you next time Ralph!

23 april Curacao Club 27 + 27 april Koningsdag Festival De Noot Hoogland en meer…




27 is weer OPEN!!! 23 april Live with: Arie Verhaar drums, Nico Heilijgers bass, Moon Anderson vocals, Lovely vocals and Willem Castillo Blankenberge guitars (Ralph de Jongh songs, guitars, vocals)[Thursday night- 27 LIVE- Ralph de Jongh ]Blues artist singer/songwriter and guitar player Ralph de Jongh plays with conviction and with a drive that you do not see very much these days. With a relentless empathy for the blues Ralph and his band chooses a piece of culture in the form of the music of Robert Johnson, Son House, Elmore James and Muddy Waters. This is pure….This is Ralph de Jongh….This is Emotion  Free / 10pm

27 april 14.00 uur solo in Hoogland buiten bij  mooi weer! afgewisseld met de Leif De Leeuw Band


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10 april Oerkroeg Schiller in Aalten (met band!) + 11 april Blues & More Rond De Pomp Heino

10 april Oerkroeg Schiller in Aalten Vrijdag 10 april met band! Met op gitaar Maarten Ouweneel drums Arie Verhaar bas en vocals Nico Heilijgers Moon Anderson en Rita Gemerts vocals en ik zang/gitaar. Gaan we de nieuwe set spelen. Nieuwe plaat Sun Coming Up heb ik daar weer te koop. image


11 april Blues & More Rond De Pomp in Heino Zaterdag 11 april speel ik in Heino op Music and More Rond De Pomp. Mooi festival in de buurt van Raalte. Ik speel al om 22 uur ipv 23 uur!


Foto: Henk Schier

4 april Apeldoorn, 5 april Reuver, 9 mei Vledder, 10 juni Groningen

Zaterdag 4 april om 20.00 uur in Apeldoorn (Gelderland) Artcafe Sam Sam                                 Tickets:                    Van Kinsbergenstraat 17
Zondag 5 april om 15.00 uur  5e Reuver Rock Blues Festival (Limburg) zalencentrum De Schakel Tickets:           Broeklaan 2 in Reuver                                 Zaterdag 9  mei om 20.00 uur in Kerk Vledder (Drenthe)    Tickets:                                   Woensdag 10 juni om 21.30 uur in Jazzcafe De Spieghel  Groningen              Tickets:

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