Dah Blues Iz-A Comming
Vinyl LP Record
Back in the Seventies, the bard with the long grey beard toured the globe with Rory Gallagher. That must have been some trip. Now in his mid-Sixties, Van Campenhout is starting to look a little weather-beaten - which is de rigueur for an authentic, original blues musician, along with the unmistakable gritty smoke-filled voice. ... and the plangent twang resonating from the steel strings of his acoustic guitar. Backed by a blues harp and a bassy ethnic instrument, van Campenhout produces 80% of the sound on stage in this concert, which was recorded especially for the forthcoming live album. In Steven De bruyn, Campenhout has recruited a member of the new generation of blues men. ... And in De bruyn's virtuosic hands and lips, the harmonica generates a raw and emotional intensity ... a perfect foil to the dampened basslines pumped out by Pascale Michiels on her array of four-stringed instruments - all purchased in China. It was an evening for the purists, close-up and personal - a one-man show starring the legendary Campenhout.