Steady Rollin' Blues Tour

Brooks Williams & Hans Theessink
May 2018
Steady Rollin' Blues UK Tour Dates 

3 May The Bullfrog Blues Club, Portsmouth 
4 May The Hawth, Crawley 
8 May Dartford Folk Club, Dartford, Kent 
11 May Kalamazoo, Crouch End, London 
13 May Concert & Workshop, Northwich, Cheshire 
16 May The Crescent, York, East Yorkshire 
17 May Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 
18 May  Victoria Hall, Settle 
19 May Imperial Rooms, Matlock, Derbyshire 
20 May Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland 
23 May Irvine Folk Club, Irvine, Scotland 

In May 2018 two giants of the blues came together for a tour in the UK. Stunning picking. Elegant slide guitar. Fine singing. Steady Rollin' Blues!

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

Brooks Williams & Guy Davis
November 2016
Steady Rollin' Blues UK Tour Dates 
10 Nov Trades Club, Hebden Bridge  
11 Nov Milkmaid Arts Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk  
12 Nov Brixham Theatre, Brixham, Devon  
13 Nov Holman Clavel Inn, Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset  
14 Nov Crawley Blues Club, The Hawth Theatre, Crawley  
15 Nov Mrs Yarringtons @ Senlac Inn, Battle, East Sussex  
16 Nov The Green Note, Camden, London  
17 Nov ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees  
18 Nov The Tolbooth, Stirling, Scotland  
19 Nov Red Car Blues Club, The Citzens Club, Cleveland  
22 Nov The Bicycle Shop, Norwich  
23 Nov Alstonefield Village Hall, Alstonefield, Derbyshire  
25 Nov Hooker Blues Club, Overton-on-Dee, Wrexham, Wales  
26 Nov West End Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire  
27 Nov The Old Chapel, Polegate, Alfriston, East Sussex  
28 Nov Haverhill Arts Centre, Haverhill  
29 Nov Edinburgh Blues Club, The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland