February 26, 2021

Jack Poels: II

Dutch folk singer Jack Poels keeps the momentum going with a quick follow-up for his debut album review of Blauwe Vear. On II introspection and counting his blessings are the main themes. Left to his own devices after the bulk of his scheduled live shows was cancelled he had plenty of time to look back on his life and finally get around to use the music of some of his heroes (Jeff Tweedy, Ron Sexsmith, Bon Iver) for his own lyrics, written as per usual in in the Limburg dialect, the language of his native province. Storytelling is his forte and he has a knack to turn highly personal words into an universal message.

Poels is keeping it close to home, but he is looking forward to go out in the world again on his own to play these intimate songs, and as the band leader of the uopbeat Americana and Tex-Mex band Rowwen Hèze.

Multi-instrumentalist BJ Baartmans once again served as co-producer,, besides playing electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, piano, bass guitar, percussion, and harmonica as well handling the backing vocals. Jan Hendriks played guitar on En toen geej and Anna Balou Baartmans handled the backing vocals on Kom megje zing.

II is released via Snowstar Records (vinyl, CD, digital).

  1. Hartevrouw
  2. Apollo
  3. Niks in de gate
  4. Luchtpostpapeer
  5. De nacht van 't greune graas
  6. Beater wuurd 't noeit
  7. Koningin
  8. Straks
  9. Ochtendzon
  10. Au
  11. En toen geej
  12. Kom megje zing

» jackpoels.nl

HCTF review of Blauwe Vear.

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