The Damned and Dirty is one of the most exciting and innovative duos in the blues tradition. The core is delta blues, with fingerpicking, wailing blues harp, screaming slide guitar and raw vocals. They've also succesfully tried their hand at country, jazz, pop and rock.

New album: Hoodoo Down

Hoodoo Down, the new album by The Damned and Dirty, will be released on November 20th. The album signifies a new musical direction and offers more styles than just the blues the duo is well-known for.

The Damned and Dirty’s albums were awarded Best Dutch Blues Album three years in a row. Their albums feature a lot of blues, mostly in the Delta style, but also gave rise to new ideas and new experiments. These ideas have now given birth to the eclectic collection that is Hoodoo Down.

Featured cuts are The Golden Stairs, a gospel-like song, Someone To Ride The River With, reminiscent of Johnny Cash, and Alley Cat, eight to the bar swing. Tracks like The Porch Light and Hoodoo Down are still there to satisfy those that crave the blues.

Hoodoo Down sees the return of alumni Frank van Tijn on drums and Bram Slinger on organ and a beautiful Wurlitzer electric piano. Other contributors are pianist Hans Vroomans of the world famous Metropole Orchestra, saxophonist Rinus Groeneveld and violinist Joep van Beijnum. Marlou Vriens provided backing vocals on multiple tracks.

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The Damned and Dirty - Hoodoo Down