Jan Van Bijnen
Musician in Rotterdam, Nederland
Whether you call him a (slide)guitar player, multi-instrumentalist or singer/songwriter, critics collegues and friends agree: Jan van Bijnen is a very versatile craftsman.
In a career that has now spanned three decades Jan backed up, did session work and arranged or produced for famed Dutch artists like Rob de Nijs, Freek de Jonge, Claudia de Breij, Paul Haenen and Markowski plus international acts Markus Rill and Adam James Sorensen. He is long-time member of Point Quiet, an Americana-noir-ensemble around Pascal Hallibert.
In 2016 Jan, with fellow 'multi-guy' Joost Verbraak grounded Verbraak | van Bijnen playing a dobro, banjo and sousaphone-fueled blend of americana, blues, New Orleans, texmex and bluegrass.
"2nd Line City" was their debut for CRS/Continental, followed by the completely self-penned "Endless Road", both records received raving reviews by both press and audiences.
The band is now on a #monthlysinglechallenge releasing a new song a month which will be compiled on a vinyl-release later this year. As a gesture to all the fans that couldn’t get their “VvB-live-experience” because of the Covid-pandemic Verbraak | van Bijnen just released ”Live in 2020 at Crossroads Radio” on their new label Howlin' Chicken Records.
“This Life, Dear” and the ambient "KalleKate" mark Jan van Bijnen’s first solo-releases, apart from his tasteful take on Markus Rill’s Rose’s Song on Rill Recordings Revisited (2015), and it can be considered a teaser for an upcoming album. "Modest Man" will be released june 2021.
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