Walter Rootsie and his Blue Connection

Walter Rootsie and his Blue Connection

Zondag 15 september 

zaal open 15:00

aanvang 16:00 uur

entree 10,= euro

Walter and the Blue Connection – Get up and Go (wrafmusic) The story In the past Dutchman Walter Hopmans played with several bands, mostly as a sideman in Finland. The last couple of years he started to write his own songs. Together with his Finnish (musical) friend he developed the idea to record these songs in a studio environment. The result was there one year later, a beautiful CD called “Get Up and Go” The cd is a mix of singer-songwriters music, Americana, pop, blues, rock and folk. Themes like empty love, worries, hope and sentiment are dealt with against the backdrop of a Finnish society. The cd is available trough the website www.wrafmusic.com, Fennica at Helsinki, Finland or Lucky Dice in Holland or other channels. This is a cd you can’t ignore. The cd has been released successfully in Finland during a promo tour in October 2006. During February 2007 the band did a big promotional tour through Holland. Summary: A self produced cd filled with a mix of singer-songwriter music, blues, pop, rock, and folk. A Finnish rootsband with a Dutch core. Walter Hopmans (vocals, acoustic guitar, harp) made from his own repertoire, together with Anssi Lehtivuori drums, Pete Bergman bass, crying guitar and Pasi Saharinen electric guitar, Dobro en slide guitar, a very varied cd. Themes like empty love, worries, hope and sentiment are dealt with against the backdrop of a Finnish society. All this with passion and conviction. Strong songs with a mix of different styles. It’s a record that grows on you, a record that only wants to give away all its secrets after a repeated listening