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 !
Location Jack's Casino
6831 EV Arnhem
9711 KC Groningen
Location Stichting Dorpshuis Hoogkerk
9744 AP Hoogkerk
4331 LL Middelburg
location Cafe 't Keerpunt www.tkeerpunt.nl
Zwolse Rhythm & Blues Night
Café De Tagrijn
8011 VH Zwolle (NL)
Rock n' Roll & RockaBilly Festival Pastoriestraat Hengelo(ov)
Location Café 't Neutje
Blues & Jazz Sunday @ Musiktheater Hennekens Hof Bad Bentheim (Ger)
Special Gast Thomas Feldmann(GER) on tenor- & baritonsaxophone
26e Int. Blues & Jazz Festival
Culemborg Blues Festival
Presentation CD Harp Mitch & The Sheiks of R&B
Tell Me (2010)
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!