Richard van Bergen is a singer/guitarplayer from the Netherlands . He’s been infected with the “Bluesbug” for over 30 years. Since 1975 he has been playin’ the Blues and gigging all over Europe. In 2011 he played at the famous North Sea Jazz festival.
Besides leading his own bands ( Shiner Twins and Rootbag ) he recorded and toured with American Blues Artists like Roscoe Chenier, Willie J Foster and Byther Smith.
One of the most memorable moments in his musical career was sitting in with one of the original masters: Honeyboy Edwards. Another highlight was recording and touring with ex Storyville singer Malford Milligan. Icing on the cake was a show in a packed Antone’s in Austin TX in 2002. His first gig in the US was in 1998 on the SXSW festival.
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