The first time I heard the old bluesmen, I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

Their strong personalities and impressive playing inspired and guided me for many years. And so did the American folksingers by telling their stories while playing their traditional instruments.

This is all I ever wanted to be and with every step I take in music, I am grateful for being part of this great musical tradition.                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                 Robert den Hartigh