I’d like to share with you my feelings on a few gigs I recently visited.
First AJ ROACH. I saw him three years when he performed in my favorite local club, The Nix. I was thrilled by the show. Lately he visited the visited The Netherlands again for a string of gigs. and ofcourse, I had to be there. AJ has a unique way of writing songs. Combined with his way of singing it makes his show an unforgettable experience. Het played all the tracks from his new album PLEISTOCENE. Only just about 30 minutes long every song hits the heart (or soul if you like). If you are into singer songwriters I strongly give you the advice to listen.
There are also two official live bootleg recordings available. You can find them here
The second artist I visited is ISRAEL NASH GRIPKA. Not a household name until now, Gripka has released two albums so far and his latest, BARN DOORS AND CONCRETE FLOORS, was impressive enough to go down to watch the gig. I can only say it is just a matter of time until he will have his worldwide breakthrough. He is gorgeous, has a fine band. With a voice that is a bit reminiscent of Ryan Adams, John Fogerty or Neil Young, Gripka will be a star. Check him out!