Richard Van Bergen About the Educator

Richard van Bergen is a singer/guitarplayer from the Netherlands . Hes 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 Antones in Austin TX in 200-His first gig in the US was in 1998 on the SXSW festival.
With his Roots-trio "Rootbag" he recorded 2 solo CD's: "Rootbag"( 2014 )and "Walk On In" (2017 )

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