The Idumea Quartet In Rotterdam

  A couple of weeks ago, on the first weekend of October, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop hosted by the Bluegrass Halfway House, in Dalerveen. If you are following me on Instagram, I posted a little sneak peek of the place. I won't dwell much on it right now, because the workshop deserves a... Continue Reading →

Banjojamboree 2018, Essen

This year I had the chance to attend the Banjojamboree, in Essen (Belgium, not to be confused with the German one), for the first time. The event is, in essence - in Essen-ce, get it? - a jam, and although it is mostly focused on banjos, everyone with an instrument is very welcome to join... Continue Reading →

Fristap | Het Transland

Fristap is the man-and-guitar project of the Belgian Dieter Fierens. Dieter is a friend, and it was great seeing his debut album finally come to the stage. The concert that marked the album's official release took place last Friday, the 21st of September, at the headquarters of FC Hemelboys, in his hometown of Mol-Raw. It... Continue Reading →

First Open-Mic At Hostel Room Rotterdam

As I explained before, I've been trying to learn to play guitar for many years - it shouldn't have to be that difficult, but I am that lazy - and this year I found myself being welcomed into a group of people who love jamming together, and going to Bluegrass festivals together. Most of these people are... Continue Reading →

De Kwakel, January 2018

I didn’t know exactly how to start this blog, so I guess I can go back to the beginning of 2018, because my year has become a bit of a rollercoaster – in a good sense – ever since. (I ended up buying a planner and all, I haven’t needed a planner since 2011.) In... Continue Reading →

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