August 30, 2021

Banty Holler: Journeyman Songs

Dutch-American roots duo Banty Holler have been working the pub circuit in The Hague for many years. Founder Neile H. Coe was born in the Chicago, before relocating to the Netherlands in the nineties. His current musical partner is Gijsbert Diteweg, a former student, and now making a living as a guitar teacher. For their new album Journeyman Songs, they go for an old school Americana vibe, with songs about being on the road in the States, falling in love (Clementine, Constantine), getting into trouble (Get Stupid!), and dealing with age (40).

Coe is a classic story teller, with a voice that urges the listener to pay attention. Diteweg can teach the pros in Nashville a thing or two about killing it on the dobro. Aided by a bunch of like-minded musicians Journeyman Songs is a record that will bring tears to the eyes of homesick Americans. The sole cover, the George Jones classic Color of the Blue, is played softly and respectully, as if they were afraid to mess it up. Changes are that they will sound more confident when they play it live.

Banty Holler:
Neile H. Coe: vocals, flat top
Gijsbert Diteweg: dobro
Eric Kerns: bass
Arthur Bont: drums
Willem van der Tuuk: electric guitar
Janos Koolen: banjo, mandolin, guitars

Banty Holler: Journeyman Songs

Journeyman Songs is a self-released album.

  1. Clementine
  2. Hit this Chord
  3. Alright
  4. Constantine
  5. Get Stupid!
  6. 40
  7. Journeyman Reel
  8. Color of the Blues
  9. Sons of Outrage
  10. Grass
  11. Take it from Me
  12. 41


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