“Put the band together in a room, record some live-takes and put the best moments out on CD/vinyl”
That’s how the new release from Henrik Freischlader ‘Missing Pieces’ came into being, according to the band website anyway. As easy as that? Ah, but if you are familiar with Henrik at all you will know that under the cap, behind the pleasant grin and cool, easy-going persona, there is a lot of work, attention to detail and thought behind everything the man does – from the studio through to the cover artwork. Like it’s predecessor ‘Hands on the Puzzle’ the new disc is a veritable work of Art on all levels. In fact, unless you’re a dyed in the wool Alt-Blues purist or Hell-bent Rocker, you will very likely find ‘Missing Pieces’ to be Henrik’s best and most creative work to date. Henrik Freischlader’s manifesto for a peaceful revolution is a surefire winner.
Yes I know, at the current time this all looks hopelessly optimistic. But do keep that mask on, do keep 2 metres distance, don’t meet up with 20 of your mates at home, and just maybe we will actually get to see Sting finally…
In the hope that there is a tunnel. and we will see the light at the end of it soon… On 1 July next year Deep Purple will be joined by some very special guests at Kunstrasen.
The Allman Betts Band features Devon, the son of Allman Brothers frontman Greg Allman (already a visitor to Bonn Harmonie in the past), paired up with Duane Betts, son of original Allman’s guitarist Dickey Betts. Onboard too is Berry Duane Oakley, son of the Allman Brothers Band’s founding late bassist, Berry Oakley. The band is still pretty fresh out of the blocks but word is that they are chips off of their respective musical family blocks. Judge for yourself from this video.
Just days before live music disappeared from our daily lives, Baum’s Bluesbenders gave us a powerful reminder at the Harmonie of what we would be missing – as well as a reminder of what we are still missing compared to those carefree concerts that we were still enjoying at the start of the year.
A year ago I could not have imagined writing the words ‘Folk Club Bonn’ and ‘Harmonie’ in the same sentence. Even sitting down with co-owner of the venue Kolli to discuss a possible show there recently was surreal. Here it is then – the sentence in cold black and white for perpetuity: “Folk Club Bonn on Tour from the Harmonie“.
Good news and bad news from the man in the Stetson Cap – Good news is that Mr Henrik Freischlader has a new disc set for release. The Bad news is that we will have to wait until 4th December to lay our hands on ‘Missing Pieces’. But why don’t I just let Henrik explain? …and play some extracts from the new disc too!