In 2014 Richard van Bergen released his first solo album “Rootbag.”
The album was very well received:
- voted “best Blues CD 2014” on Arrow Classic Rock Radio
- Great reviews: “one of the best roots albums ever released in the Netherlands” ( Willem Jongeneelen, OOR magazine )
Now it’s time for a worthy follow up. The new album Richard van Bergen & Rootbag “ Walk On In” will be released on September 29 on the Belgian Naked label. Inspired by hypnotic Delta Blues, sexy New Orleans grooves and swampy R & B, mixed together to a Rootbag-style gumbo soup. The album contains 11 originals and a solo version of the gospel traditional “I’m Willin.”
Nothing fancy but raw, intense, soulful and groovy.
– Richard van Bergen: Guitar & Vocal (6x nominated for Dutch Blues Awards)
– Jody van Ooijen: drums (2x Dutch Blues Award winner)
– Roelof Klijn: bass & vocals ( 1x nominated for Dutch Blues Award )
On Walk on In the band is assisted by Roel Spanjers (piano & Hammond) and Gait Klein Kromhof (harmonica).
A teaser of the new album can be listened to at: https://youtu.be/jqY2siI31Cs
Richard van Bergen & Rootbag is not “your regular Bluesband.” With their personal approach it has a unique position within the Dutch roots-scene. The many live reviews and Dutch Blues Award for best Bluesband 2015 confirm this.
More info on www.rootbag.nl
You are invited to “Walk on in!”