VINCENT SLEGERS
ROOTS MUSICIAN
  • ABOUT
    As a solo musician I bring original songs, rooted in the tradition of primitive and primal American music, PARTICULARY THE Hard-driving NORTH MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY BLUES. WITH MY TRUSTy AND EQUALLY RUSTY NATIONAL Resonator YOu Can Find me beltinG out bare stories about life as is, about JOy AND LOVE THAT WAS LOST, Gamblin' and Payin' the Cost. Unfiltered, Just Like my Cigarettes. "Incredibly authentic sounding homegrown Blues. Raw, WELL-lived and passionate." - Artiest Zoekt Feestneus Jury, Gent.
  • NEWS
    Soon I'll BE ROADBOUND WITH THE TALENTED LUKREZIA KRAEMER; A fantastic vocalist and SONGWRITER - WHo on TOp of that plays A GOOD SCORE on THE BASS GUITAR. EXPECT NEW SONGS AND MORE GLOOM. RECORDINGS WILL BE UPLOADED SOON. MORE InFORMATIOn ABOUT HER AND HER MUSIC CAN BE FOUND HERE: OPEN FOR BOOKINGS. LUKREZIAK.COM
  • BIO
    • THE STORY
      My musical endeavours started when I was 16 and got my first guitar, a very bland Stagg Dreadnaught. The goal was to learn some Johnny Cash songs, as I'd been running around the house annoying the life out of everyone blurting out his tunes for quite some time by then. After a few weeks of trying though, I came to realize that learning chords and following tablature was not my thing - suffice to say the guitar ended up under the bed. Fast forward a couple of years, to where I was about 18. It was then that I heard Blind Willie Johnson's 'Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground'. That song really struck a chord with me, SO TO SPEAK, and revitalized my ambition to play the guitar. And thus I bought my first vintage guitar, a 1930's Faux-Resonator by Regal, which arrived on February 10th, 2011. Tuned it to an open chord, and I've been playing ever since. Too cheap - or broke - to buy a 'beater' guitar that I could haul around, I made one myself out of an old gas mask cannister, which resulted in me ending up on a fundraising CD a few months after I started playing, being '29 Years, 29 Songs, Vol.I' by Stichting Saz. It still is an honour to be part of that project, and I'm wholeheartedly grateful for that chance. For the past couple of years I've been doing shows throughout Europe on a regular basis. in WHICH I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with names such as Jan Akkerman (NL), Tim Holehouse (UK), Dad Horse Experience (DE), Hack Mack Jackson (DE), Gipsy Rufina (IT), Dylan Walshe (IR), Long Line Down (DK), The Freeborn Brothers (PL), Ford Bronco's (DE), The Devil's Trade (HU), ...and playing at various festivals and other cool venues throughout Europe.
    • PrEVIOUSly PLAYED AT:
      Bajesland Festival, Amsterdam, NL - 2013 Van Thom Weekender, Bremen, DE - 2014, 2016
Yellowtime Jazz & Blues Festival, Geel, BE - 2014 Palletfolk, Doel, BE - 2014
Living In A Box, Zevenbergen, NL - 2014
Gentse Feesten, Missy Sippy, Gent, BE - 2015/2016/2017/2018
First Cigar Box Expo, Bremen, DE - 2015
Showcase @ European Blues Challenge, Brussels, BE - 2015
Hommelblues, Vlaardingen, NL - 2015
Studenterhuset, Aalborg, DK - 2015
Mme Claude, Berlin, DE - 2015
Doelse Feesten, Doel, BE - 2015
BACCHUS BAR, GEEL, BE - 2015
Cowboy Up, BE - 2015
Pamela, Torun, PL - 2016
Jazzklub, Neratovice, CZ - 2016Dark Holler Festival, Poole, UK - 2016/2017
The Lexington, London, UK -2016
Missy Sippy, Gent, BE - 2016
MUSICBOX, Lisboa, PT - 2016
CAVE 45, Porto, PT - 2016
Rumpeltum, Sankt Gallen, CH - 2016
Mudd Club, Strassbourg, FR - 2016
GOUVY JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - 2016
DE ZWERVER, LEFFINGE, BE - 2018
FISHING ON ORFU FESTIVAL, ORFU, HU - 2017
ROBOT, BUDAPEST, HU - 2017
PAASBLUES, ASTEN, NL - 2018
ASSENSE BLUESDAGEn, NL - 2018
JACQUES PELZER JAZZ CLUB, LIEGE, BE - 2019
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  • UPCOMING SHOWS
    14/03/2019: Support Crayon Sun @ De Haven, Aarschot, BE
13/04/2019: De MuSIK @ MERKSEM, BE
18/04/2019: Micky's Night @ MARIA's BALLROom, Hamburg, DE
05/05/2019: Bevrijdingsfestival @ Vlissingen, NL
24/08/2019 SUPPoRt VAN GOAT @ GEDINNE, BE
  • AUDIO / VIDEO
    Lost HIGHWAY (Hank WILLIAMS)
    THE Neon SIGNS OF DESPERATION
  • PRESS & CONCERT REVIEWS
    RootsvilleBluesonline Poland - Hard Rock Pub PamelA
  • CONTACT