Richard van Bergen released in 2014 his first solo album “Rootbag.” The album was very well received, just two examples: voted “best Blues CD 2014” on Arrow Classic Rock Radio, “one of the best roots albums ever released in the Netherlands” (OOR magazine).
Now it’s time for a worthy follow up. The new album “Walk On In” by Richard van Bergen & Rootbag is 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 & Rootbag is not “your regular Blues band.” With its personal approach it has a unique position within the Dutch roots-scene, confirmed by the many live reviews and the 2015 Dutch Blues Award for best Blues band.
– Richard van Bergen: guitar & vocals (6 x nominated for Dutch Blues Awards)
– Jody van Ooijen: drums (2 x Dutch Blues Award winner)
– Roelof Klijn: bass & vocals (1 x nominated for Dutch Blues Award)
All songs written by Richard van Bergen, except 12: traditional.
All original songs published by Donor Publishing.