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Hans Theessink and Terry Evans – Delta Time

Blue Groove - Also on Vinyl: BG2210

Ten Tracks 56:29

The making of Delta Time:

This is the second album to feature the combined talents of Theessink and Evans (the first was Visions:2008). Hans Theessink who hails from Holland, tours relentlessly throughout Europe, there, bringing into his audiences his consummate acoustic guitar playing and his stunning voice. Terry Evans comes from Vicksburg, Mississippi. He comes from a gospel heritage but his singing and guitar player in are infused with blues. Unlike Mr. Thessinck, who has a deep bass baritone voice, Mr Evans, despite his wide range, tends to stick in the tenor register and the result is a beautiful fusion of two complimentary human voices producing the sounds of musical magic.

As if that’s not enough, on this CD the music is enhanced by contributions from Ry Cooder who offers some phenomenal trademark guitar sounds while Terry’s singing colleagues, Willie Greene Jr. and Arnold McCuller add some gospel-blues drenched vocals. The latter inclusion is on an excellent version Mississippi, and the title track Delta Time (as well as a couple of other tracks) with some fabulous close harmony sounds. On the CD too, is a new version of The Birds And The Bees, a jolly little song, on the original recording of which, made 50 years ago, Terry was a principal vocalist.

In a fascinating aside, Theessink describes the gear brought to the studio by Ry Cooder and looking as though it had just come from a garage sale – nothing under 40 years old!

Delta time was recorded in Los Angeles and simply beautifully recorded with exemplary musicianship. It is an audiophile recording, and has a beauty that is impossible to convey in words. Unless you are ‘nothing but blues-rock, person, this is one you should give a listen to. If you are an acoustic guitar and close harmony person, it is a MUST!

Reviewer Ian McKenzie is English and is the editor of Blues In The South, [] a monthly blues information publication. He is the producer/ host of two blues radio shows Blues Before Midnight on KCOR (Kansas City Online Radio: Fridays; and Wednesday's Even Worse on Phonic FM ( alternate Wednesdays.

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