The Leiden-The Hague trio Katvanger plays two sets of blues and roots music in Lunchroom den Engel on Saturday 1 June between 15.30 and 17.30.
Katvanger offers a suspicious version of the blues, narrating from previously unknown encounters with shady characters from both nearby and distant places on this planet. The trio consists of bassist Ruud Fransen, lead guitarist Jan Vereçki, and the originally American singer / guitarist Jim Wake.
Their songs tell about pain, deception and loneliness – themes that have already been sung by generations of blues artists – but in addition, Katvanger’s extensive repertoire of mainly his own compositions contains a good dose of irony and sarcasm, brightened up with a healthy portion of singing and swing.
Katvanger brings you a semi-acoustic potpourri of heart-rending blues, uprooted roots, lawless country & western and coincidence-driven jazz, seasoned with an obscure cover here and there.
Note: slightly subversive, but very contagious.