Bottleneck John plays ol’timey blues, hokum & spirituals with the roots deep, deep down in the 1920/30’s Mississippi delta. Music that’s intense, sometimes raw but also laidback and emotional.
A journey with songs of legends such as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Son House, Charley Patton, Bukka White, Blind Willie Johnson, as well as his own material in this traditional genre. Simply blues like it sounded long ago, one voice and acoustic instruments, a foot pounding out the beat on the floor replaces the drums.
BJ has played all over Europe at clubs and festivals from Norwegian Lofoten in the north down to Tropea in southern Italy. Also tours in the United States and the classic King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas!
Some media quotes here:
“..It doesn’t matter what corner of the planet the artist comes from, you either have a blues soul or you don’t. This man has one in spades!..” – Greg Szalony, Blues Blast Magazine, USA.
“..No doubt, one of the finest Acoustic Blues artists around..” – John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network, Canada.
“..It’s as if Son House’s voice has come alive again.. Deeply moving!..”
-Don Hooper, Unplugged Records, USA.
“..The Van Gogh of European bluesmen..” -Roy Bainton, Blues Matters Magazine, UK.
Stay tuned for more information.
Photo credit: Joel Höglund