Music

Hoodoo Down

Our fourth album was recorded in August 2015 in two studios in Amsterdam and Amersfoort. This albums features the most guest musicians and the longest running time yet. It was released in November 2015.

Nominated Nominated Best Dutch Blues Album 2015

Review quotes

Hoodoo Down shows that it's no fluke that this duo have taken out Best Dutch Blues Album three years in a row. It shows they're able to think outside the blues box, and while that's where they truly shine, this is some fine exploration no doubt.

Rhythms Music Magazine, Australia

This is a pair of musicians clearly enjoying the life, producing absolutely winning music with a confidence and ease that shines with each new offering. 'Hoodoo Down' is simply a great album. Catch this one,don't let it slip away.

Cashbox Magazine, Canada

There are so many great songs on “Hoodoo Down” it’s hardly worth the time and trouble trying to single out the pick of the bunch. Wherever you decide to press play, is as good a place to start as any other!

Jamsphere Music Magazine, USA

Hoodoo Down (2015)

Rolling Into Town

Our third album was recorded in June 2014 at the Red Bull Studios in Amsterdam. We released it on November 17th in the famous Paradiso in Amsterdam.

Awarded Best Dutch Blues Album 2014

Review quotes

This is a duo that continues to evolve and just gets better with each album.

BluesMagazine.nl, the Netherlands

This album belongs in every collection. "Rolling Into Town" is an album that you have to pay respect to.

Rocktime.de, Germany

Get me another beer. The Damned and Dirty are rolling in town, and I'm gonna stay a while.

Blueszien, the Netherlands

Rolling Into Town (2014)

Sell Your Soul

Our second album was recorded in the BandBunker in Amersfoort. We released it on Friday the 13th of September in Jinx, Zaandam.

Awarded Best Dutch Blues Album 2013

Review quotes

If you are a serious acoustic blues fan this one's a MUST. If you think you don't like acoustic blues then this is a MUST. It will change your mind.

Ian McKenzie, Blues in Britain Magazine, UK

Yes, this music comes out of Europe, but its inspiration comes from the heart of blues territory – it’s always interesting hearing blues coming from places other than where it was born. Interesting too to hear any variation the tyranny of distance offers up. Or not – both are fine.

Rhythms Music Magazine, Australia

The delta blues is never far away, but it is never quasi-authentic. On the contrary, every song on this record is what it should be, with the focus on another instrument every time.

Fileunder.nl, the Netherlands

The Damned and Dirty release a second album of really good electro-acoustic blues music featuring powerful singing, strong acoustic guitars enriched with random electric solos, a fully mastered harmonica, and occasional smooth drums sections. The general mood is tensed and dark but it may also switch to nice rhythms to dance to!

Soul Bag Magazine, France

I do not think "Sell Your Soul" is an atheist manifesto. For me this is just another very good album of two remarkable musicians from our neighboring country.

Wasser-Prawda.de, Germany

Sell Your Soul (2013)

The Damned and Dirty

When we went about recording our first album we planned on releasing on the internet for free, viewing it as a fun side project. It was released on September 1st 2012. Things sure started rolling after that...

Awarded Best Dutch Blues Album 2012

Review quotes

When I think about Blues music, I tend not to think about Holland.

That just changed.

EarWave, USA

With the electric ‘blues violence’ of BluesMotel, live and on record, you sometimes tend to forget what a technically and musically great guitarist Micha Sprenger is. On The Damned and Dirty cd Micha gets – and takes – more than enough room to play his wonderful licks and rhythms. Sometimes threatening, sometimes subdued, but always as the musical backbone for Kevin de Harde. De Harde is also in great form on this record. He sings, screams, whispers and blows his lungs out. The anger in his voice still finds its way into his singing but it’s more of a velvet anger this time. And it’s because of the wonderful licks and rhythms by Micha the songs sung by De Harde are much more overwhelming to the listener.

BluesMagazine.nl, the Netherlands

It’s unnecessary to say that this is an album that belongs in the record collection of all acoustic blues lovers. In fact, it should have a place in the collection of every other blues lover as well.

thebluesalone.nl, the Netherlands

The Damned and Dirty (2012)