The Dutchman Harp Mitch is one of the harpplayers who's life remains the old blues from the fifties of the last century, with his harmonica and voice. Both literally and figuratively.
With his typical huge sound and appearance, he`s not holding the names of before, such as:
Little Walter, George "Harmonica" Smith and William Clarke,
but also many large contemporary "Harpplayers" such as:
Rod Piazza, Rick Estrin, Mitch Kashmar, RJ Mischo and many others.
He knows how to mix those influences at his own sound and groove.
Don't forget the songs from his own pencil such as: One More Time, I really do my best, Little Boys Talk, Deep Brown...
Harp Mitch is distinguished by the authentic way of approaching
"Old School Blues".
After have been on the road for many years with his former band The Bluescasters, he is now on his own with several different top musicians .
With the release of two CDs (2010 and 2012), many festivals and gigs, supporting for Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers (USA) in 2011 and 2014, Egidio "Juke" Ingala (It) 2014, Tommy Schneller Band (Ger) 2013 , BB &The Blues Shacks (Ger) 2016 (to mention a few!), he has already a booklet full with great experiences !
Theaterprogramma Blues Bie'n Schemerlamp!
'Blues Bie'n Schemerlamp!'
location Emslandhallen Halle 4
Privatparty @ Exposition Johannes Cordes Germany
Hohe Straße 123
Blues Bie'n Schemerlamp
49843 Uelsen (Ger)
Fest der Kanäle Nordhorn (Ger)
Int. Blues & Jazz Night Meppen (GER)
European Bluesfestival Rheine (GER)
05.08.2022 Félix Rabin (FR) / Richie Arndt Band featuring Gregor Hilden (D)
06.08.2022 Meena Cryle & The Chris Fillmore Band (A)/ Harp Mitch & The Bluescasters (NL/D/CAN)
Tickets Festival 05.08.2022 & 06.08.2022 :
Bühne an der Stadthalle
Blues'n BBQ Festival @ Rensenpark Emmen (NL)
King Of The World
HM & TBC
Festival Blues Aan De Runde
location Dorpshuis Foxel
'Blues Bie'n Schemerlamp!'
''Blues B'ien Schemerlamp!'
Dorpstheater De Lutte
7587 AM De Lutte
Bluesnote Ev. Rheine
Bluesnight Schüttorf (GER)
Dudley Taft – Simple Life
Harp Mitch & Guitar Jakobs - Blues Bie'n schemerlamp!
Theater Programm 'Blues Bie'n Schemerlamp!'
KunstWerk Schüttorf (Ger)
Location Hedon Theater
25 en 26 June 2023:
Several beautiful acts on places in the country,
buildings and other surprise locations between Almelo (NL) and Tubbergen (NL).
Harp Mitch & Guitar Jakobs
Blues Bie'n Schemerlamp!
We're goin' to play both days (24 &25 June 2023)
During my harmonica journey, which I'm still on.
I'm getting the support of many people.
In particular I wanna give my thanks to :
My Wife and Son . They given me the power and support to get on.....I love them so much.
My good Friend and Mentor
Gerrit Ekkelenkamp from the Netherlands. He is the one who shares
his almost 40 years experiences of the Harmonica and the Equipment with me.
My Brother in Harp
Martin Liening from Germany. He is the person who showed me the first steps
on the harmonica and put me in the world of Westcoast Blues..
My good Friend and Photographer
Heinrich Jansen from Germany. The support with his photos is great.
My Music Brother
Jos who showed me as a little kid what Kind of Music this world have!