After a few years of contemplation – and with fewer performances – Des Fais Do-Do has started the year 2013 ambitiously.
With a new website on which brilliant black/white photographs of our ‘new percussionist on cajon’ Alex Vreeman, and with very exciting performances planned, such as at Europe’s biggest C&Z Festival in Raamsdonksveer once more again, at the Louisiana Ball festival in Freiberg (Dresden) and to cap it all at the big country/americana festival in Borsdorf (Leipzig) in August. Unfortunately, therefore we have skip the Jazztage Lichtensteig festival (near Sankt-Gallen in Zwitserland), where we performed earlier in 2010 as it is held in the same weekend! Next year, probably.
However, the fans who do not want to travel that far can see us in the Netherlands. Such as on the referred C&Z Festival in Raamsdonksveer on May 3-5 (www.zydecozity.nl), at the Streetfestival in Almelo on June 8, and in the usual suspects such as our favourite hangout ’t Bolwerk in Enschede and the unsurpassed music cafe De Cactus in Hengelo after the summer holidays.
DFDD in Dresden
(weekend Louisiana Ball in Freiberg mei 2012)
ZydecoZity 2013 Raamsdonksveer
ZydecoZity was a tremendous experience again after six (6) years of absence! Many good responses en a number of interesting inquiries for gigs; the CD-sales were disappointing however caused by the crises, they say.
This weekend we travel to Freiberg (near Dresden) for Louisiana Ball (May 18/19). Possibly, we also see (new) fans there as we met a few very enthusiastic Germans in Raamsdonksveer.
Louisiana Ball 2013 Freiberg (D)
Louisiana Ball in Freiberg (May 18/19) was quite a happening again, if only because of the beautiful weather during this festival at the idyllac surroundings of Dresden (pictures will follow). Although agreed to skip the festval for the next few years during the outward journey, Kuno convinced us after the two successful performances to come again as a kind of
guest of honour next year! (See journal article below (in German.)
Street Festival 2013 Almelo
After the cosy and busy Streetfestival in Almelo - with very nice weather - some rest for almost two months. For an impression of Almelo, see youtube links below.
Achterhoekspektakeltoer 2013 Ulft
(Festival - music and more - 10 stages)
The next performance is in Ulft in the framework of the Achterhoek Spektakeltoer (see links below)
It was great: fine weather and brilliant atmosphere!!
See news on Facebook, the report of Omroep Gelderland on YouTube (In Dutch, with flash of DFDD at 1:17!) and picture below of Theo Kock.
4. Borsdorfer Country & Western Days 2013
Coming Friday in the van to Leipzig!
See for video-recording of John Zwetsloot
From review Brielle Blues in Blues Magazine:
"The cajun & bluegrass mix of DFDD is received by the audience very well. I am not a fan of this kind of music, but these guys know how to get the whole 'Markt' dancing and that is a real merit in itself."
For a full review (in Dutch) here