The Dutchman Harp Mitch is one of the harpplayers who's life remains the old blues from the fifties of the last century, with his harmonica and voice. Both literally and figuratively.
With his typical huge sound and appearance, he`s not holding the names of before, such as:
Little Walter, George "Harmonica" Smith and William Clarke,
but also many large contemporary "Harpplayers" such as:
Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, Mitch Kashmar, RJ Mischo and many others.
He knows how to mix those influences at his own sound and groove.
Don't forget the songs from his own pencil such as: One More Time, I really do my best, Little Boys Talk, Deep Brown...
Harp Mitch is distinguished by the authentic way of approaching
"Old School Blues".
After have been on the road for many years with his former band The Bluescasters, he is now on his own with several different top musicians .
With the release of two CDs (2010 and 2012), many festivals and gigs, supporting for Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers (USA) in 2011 and 2014, Egidio "Juke" Ingala (It) 2014, Tommy Schneller Band (Ger) 2013 (to mention a few!), he has already a booklet full with great experience !
Recent & upcoming concerts:
Sunny Blues Nuenen
Blues Night Tripscompagnie
Locatie: de Noviteit
Bluesroute Blues aan Zee.
Location Cafe de Viskeet , Strandweg 15, Ter Heyde aan Zee.
Int. Blues & Jazz Festival Meppen
Dorfkneipe "Zum Wolf" (Bürgerhaus)
Postdeich 200, 47533 Kleve-Griethausen
Harp Mitch have released 2 CDs until now:
Tell Me release date 2010.
During my harmonica journey, which I'm still on.
I'm getting the support of many people.
In particular I wanna give my thanks to :
My Wife and Son who given me the power and support to get on.....I love them so much.
My good Friend and Mentor
Gerit Ekkelenkamp from the Netherlands. He is the one who shares with me
his almost 40 years experiences of the Harmonica and the Equipment.
My Brother in Harp
Martin Liening from Germany. He is the person who showed me the first steps
on the harmonica and put me in the world of Westcoast Blues..
Ron van Hal from the Netherlands. He is the person that prepares
my harmonicas. So I can play much comfortable as possible.
My Music Brother
Jos who showed me as a little kid what Kind of Music this world have!
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