AMERICAN BLUES: The stories beyond the pictures of Dirk W. de Jong. A journey into the origins of American Music. 25 years photography + text - 172 pages – FC - English. The book includes a free CD + QR access code for online film. Knipscheer Publishers: ISBN 978-90-6265-897-8.
American Blues, 2015
This book takes you on a journey.
From the idyllic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, once the cradle of Country and Western music. To the surreal red light district of Tijuana, the Mexican border town where anything goes.
Exploring the musical heritage of Chicago, Kentucky, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana and Austin along the way. On the road the photographer meets the artists; Back home the artists hit the road with him.
The performers who figure at this book - black and white, famous and infamous - have several things in common. They all sing music from their hearts, music that is deeply engraved in their background and experience.
Herman van der Horst, Jazzism Magazine, The Netherlands.