ralph de jongh
ralph de jongh
After many performances here and there and a degree in Ancient Chinese philosophy, Ralph threw himself completely into his music. And this didn’t go unnoticed. Harry Muskee (Holland’s uncrowned King of Blues) saw him and immediately became a fan. Renowned blues cafés saw him and wanted him back.
Blues festivals carefully programmed the solo guitarist/singer in the afternoon programme and the next year he could count on a prominent place in the main programming. Ralph de Jongh is a sensation in today’s Dutch music scene. Not only to listen to, but also to watch. His body and limbs become the blues when he plays and his arms and legs seem suddenly to have a life of their own. He doesn’t play music; he becomes music.
And the audience witnesses an inexhaustible, amazing energy that seems to flow out of every pore in his body. And that energy results, time and again, in a magnificent feast of the blues. A feast the like of which we, the cool-blooded Dutch, no longer know. Ralph’s music rises above the average Blues story and this means that things are as they should be for this young blues musician.
Knight in the blues Harry Muskee thought, back in 2004, that he was listening to a delta blues musician from the States. It turned out to be Ralph. Harry became a friend, and invited Ralph to play as supporting act in the Cuby and the Blizzards theatre tour of 2006-2007-2008. Bennie Jolink followed suit for the Normaal Tent Tour in the summer of 2007.
Since the age of seventeen, Ralph has also painted. He currently does this in his Studio on the Ten Boomstraat 60 in Hilversum. “He is a true spirit who plays directly from the heart. An almost shy guy who when it comes to playing, has an unrestrained empathy for the blues.” - Charlie Burchill, Simple Minds Website: RALPH DE JONGH Read more on Last.fm.
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