WINNER DUTCH BLUES CHALLENGE
2011 & 2013
DUTCH BLUES AWARD FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2011
BLUESFORUM CD OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012
- Recordings went great! We had great guests: Efraim Trujillo on sax, Boy Vielvoije on bluesharp, Wies Ingwersen backing vocals and Pascal Lanslots on Hammond. Furthermore we had Bob Fridzema also on Hammond, but also on Rhodes and Clavinet. Now we're mixing, mastering, doing artwork and so on, so stay tuned!
- Recording for the new album starts 21st of July! I have a great line-up again for this album and some special guests.
- New CD in the making! More details will follow asap.
- NEW Video-packages available through Jamtrackcentral! See:http://www.jamtrackcentral.com/store/jamtracks/the-classic-blues-sessions. Soon also available: 10 audio package (solos and backing tracks), all original songs played by me and my band!
- Playing the European Blueschallenge in Riga April 12th!
- We had a great time at he IBC 2014, good to see old friends and make new ones.
- I had a great day of recording at Jamtrackcentral London. Check out www.jamtrackcentral.com ! Soon my videos and transcribtions of my solos will be available.
- We've won the Dutch Blueschallenge for the 2nd time! And are going to Memphis for the IBC (january) and Riga for the EBC (april).
- We won the award for CD of the year 2012 from the dutch bluesforum!
- Vids of the cd-presentation are online and can be found on de media page.
- Wow, what a great night it was. The room was packed. Thank you all for coming to the cd-presentation. It means a lot to me! Stay tuned for vids and clips from this night.
- Proud to announce that we will have a special guest at the cd-presentation and that the night will be hosted by Karen Neumann from the Dutch Blues Foundation. Also there're two previews on youtube from the new album Wheels in Motion (see http://www.youtube.com/user/JohnFKlaver)
'John F. Klaver, a Dutch little secret that’s now survacing as a jewel’ (Arrow Classic Rock Radio)
‘Excellent guitarwork’ (Harry Muskee, Blues radio)
‘One of the best new bluesproducts from The Netherlands (Bluesforum.nl)