February 7, 2016: Heading back home and suffering jet lags It is strange, being in Missississppi for just two weeks makes you don’t want to leave forever. We had a hard time saying goodbye and we felt like we didn’t want to go back to the country we live in. In the Netherlands we can imagine ourselves we have a “good life” (though I am not pretty sure about that anymore over the last 15 years), and although Mississippi is poor, we felt in some way that the people are more easy going, and that there is a lot of hope and happiness. The flight back home was long but pretty ok. It was nice to see a warm welcome from our parents and family there at the[…]
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January 30, 2016: BIG BO – IBC16 – FINALS – On our last day in Memphis we headed over to the Orpheum to see the Finals of the IBC16. The Orpheum is a huge theatre in classic 20’s style. The finals would take 8 long hours so we didn’t get the chance to see all of the acts performing there when we went outside for some food and do a little shopping, but we saw most part of it. The Orpheum was almost sold out and we saw The Delgado brothers perform a great set. What I thought would be the winners proved right: The Delgado Brothers won the IBC16 in the band category. I had high hopes for Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons, an incredibly talented[…]
UPDATE march 21, 2016: My cd “Traveling Riverside” was awarded for BEST DUTCH BLUES CD 2015. Thanks everyone for voting.You are truly magnificent. VOTES ARE OPEN! Please vote for my cd! You can vote for BEST DUTCH BLUES CD 2015. Please go to the website of the Dutch Blues Foundation and vote for my cd: Traveling Riverside here: *VOTING CLOSED* DECEMBER 26, 2015: CD TRAVELING RIVERSIDE OUT NOW! I am proud to present my self-produced cd today: ‘Traveling Riverside’. After weeks of studio work and a lot of dedication from my partner and manager Vera, we can finally say it all worked out wonderfully well. You can purchase the cd in my SHOP. Thanks for your support! On his self-produced cd titled: Traveling Riverside, Big Bo presents[…]
I have been working hard last weeks to create a full make-over of my website. This one comes in two languages so far; English and Dutch. More languages will be added in the future. I hope you enjoy! Greetings, Bo Please visit the SHOP area to view my products. You can find my live gigs under: SHOWS. … De laatste weken heb ik hard gewerkt aan een complete make-over van mijn website. Deze nieuwe website is op dit moment nog tweetalig; Engels en Nederlands. Meer talen worden in de toekomst toegevoegd. Ik hoop dat jullie ervan genieten! Groeten, Bo Bezoek de SHOP om mijn producten te zien. Je kunt mijn optredens vinden onder: SHOWS.
24.07.13 BOSCHTION TV – Het Artiestencafe Interview met Big Bo door Boschtion TV. Bo speelt een aantal nummers en vertelt over de Blues als rode draad in zijn leven. Bekijk hier de uitzending:
Dutch bluesman Bo Brocken (stage name: Big Bo) plays his Blues from the heart and soul. He has been around for quite a while now, touring Europe and the world for almost 30 years, playing his traditional style Blues. Performing as a one-man-band, using a full foot-operated drum set, acoustic and electric guitars, resonator guitars and Cigar Box Guitars, he plays traditional blues in Delta, Piedmont, Misissippi Hills and Ragtime style. (Photo: Jos de Jong)