Blues Tour

Brooks Williams And Hans Theessink

In May 2018 two giants of the blues are coming together for a tour in the UK. Stunning picking, elegant slide guitar and fine singing, playing together and separately, get ready for some Steady Rollin' Blues!

2018 Steady Rollin' Blues UK Tour Dates
3 May Bullfrog Blues Club, Portsmouth, Southsea 
4 May Crawley Blues Club, The Hawth, Crawley
5 May The Acorn, Penzance, Cornwall
6 May The Crescent, York
7 May Parlour Room, Ardley, Bicester, Oxford
8 May Dartford Folk Club, Dartford, Kent
9 May The Core Theatre, Solihull, Birmingham
10 May Village Hall, Rampton, Cambridgeshire
11 May Kalamazoo, Crouch End, London
12 May The Old Chapel, Alfriston, East Sussex
13 May Workshop & Concert, Cheshire
14 May Milk Maid Blues Club, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
15 May Kingskerswell Parish Church, Kingerswell, Devon
16 May The Old Ship, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire
17 May Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 
18 May Victoria Hall, Settle
19 May Peak Concerts, The Imperial Rooms, Matlock
20 May Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland
22 May Edinburgh Blues Club, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
23 May Irvine Folk Club, Vineburgh Community Centre, Irvine, Scotland
24 May The Stables, Milton Keynes

Dallas, Texas is where Robert Johnson made roughly half of his iconic recordings. It’s also where Hans Theessink and Brooks Williams met for the first time. Sharing a love for the old songs, Piedmont fingerpicking and bottleneck slide, the blues tradition is alive and well in the hands of these two ambassadors of country blues. Performing together and on their own, this one-time collaboration, Steady Rollin’ Blues, is not to be missed. With numerous recordings and a tour schedule that would make your run-of-the-mill road dog feel faint, Hans Theessink and Brooks Williams have been delighting audiences for countless years and are in great demand on the roots music circuit at festivals, clubs and concert halls. So get on your travelin’ shoes and join these two legends of roots music on the blues road.

Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell in his song Statesboro Blues. He’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist, and is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. “He has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Williams is a “road dog” of the highest order, touring worldwide, and with 22 albums to his name it’s no wonder friend and fellow guitar-wizard Martin Simpson calls Brooks Williams the “Real Thing!”

“At the top of his game, setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues.” Blues In Britain

“How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique.” Blues Revue

“He's a true master of everything guitar, from acoustic to slide to electric to resonator to cigar-box!” Fatea

Hans Theessink is probably Europe’s Number One blues export. After more than 7,500 concerts, 50 years "on the road" and more than 30 albums, an instruction video, a songbook and a DVD to his name, Hans Theessink is a roots and blues institution. His sonorous baritone voice and unmistakable guitar work is instantly recognisable, rich and emotional sounds. The US blues press calls him “an international blues treasure” and “one of the world's pre-eminent pickers.” The legendary Bo Diddley called him “one helluva guitar player.”

“Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world's pre-eminent pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues.” Blues Revue

“Bare to the bone blues brilliance.” Big City Blues

“It’s an honor to the Delta blues and gospel tradition to have someone with Theessink’s experience demonstrating his sincere, humble, and grateful virtuosity” Night-flying