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  20 OCTOBER 2017 – HAARLEM (Holland)
August 2017 
 

Feeling fine

This year, October 20th marks 40 years since Lennaert Nijgh made the recordings of DERROLL ADAMS’ Live in Haarlem 1977 CD, in De Teerling in Haarlem. In memory of this historic moment in music, we head back in time in celebration. Folk music venue De Teerling, now ‘stadscafe Bar Boef’, will be renamed for the day October 20th and we will be screening ‘I Was Born In Portland Town’, a documentary about Derrol Adams’ life by filmmaker Patrick Ferryn–its Dutch premiere.
Musical delight with Ries De Vuyst and The Downtown Hillbillies
When: October 20, 2017
Where: Stadscafé Bar Boef – Kleine Houtstraat 58 – Haarlem – The Netherlands
Time: 8 PM - Free entrance
Contact: scr@pietergroenveld.com.

For more details about the film: I Was Born In Portland Town


  Invitation Banjo Jamboree 23-24 sept 2017 – Essen (Belgium)
August 2017 
 

This year, Arne Eeckman is organizing - with the help of family and friends – the second edition of the free musical meeting 'Banjo Jamboree', taking place in Essen, Belgium on September 23 and 24. Banjo or not, you're cordially invited to come and join/enjoy spontaneuous jam sessions at the 'Caernhoeve'.
Whether you're staying for a couple of hours or the full weekend, you can join in with ANY acoustic instrument. Sing or play along if you feel like it. Or just listen. There are no obligations, except for a good humor ☺;-)(see the detailed invitation on Facebook:)
comearoundthebanjo@yahoo.com

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  Cinema- Zuid Antwerpen - 4 januari 2017 20.00
December 2016 
 

Dont Look Back
D.A. Pennebaker

US 1967 | 96' |
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price, Allen Ginsberg, DERROLL ADAMS, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth,


Baanbrekende vérité-documentaire waarin (intussen Nobelprijswinnaar) Bob Dylan wordt gevolgd tijdens zijn tournee door de UK in 1965. Dylan brengt o.a. The Times Are A-Changin, It’s Allright Ma…, Don’t Think Twice, enz., maar het is vooral wat er achter de coulissen gebeurt (de interacties tussen de zanger en zijn entourage, fans, pers e.a.) die de film tot een zeldzaam, fascinerend portret maken van de man achter de muziek.

See also Derroll Adams ’s website: http://www.derrolladams.org/en/footage.html
Scroll down on the page “Footage” and you will see more details about the short appearance of Derroll in the film” Dont Look Back”.

Cinema- Zuid Antwerpen
info@cinemazuid.be
Waalsekaai 47
2000 Antwerpen
T: +32 3 242 93 57


  Ian Anderson wrote on Facebook yesterday (November 25th):
November 2016 
 

Feeling fine Ah, see what the nice delivery man just brought - boxes of these! As it's "Buy Nothing Day" today you can't have them until Sunday (which just happens to be Derroll's birthday - he would have been 91!) when pre-release copies will be available direct from our Bandcamp shop. It doesn't go into general release via Amazon UK etc until 3rd Jan. And please SHARE this!
Get it here!: Bandcamp shop


  Ian Anderson posted this message on November 20th
November 2016 
 

Ian Anderson wrote on Facebook:
Feelin' Fine re-issue update: expecting finished copies next weekend. Will put on our Bandcamp shop as soon as they’ve arrived and post a further alert.


  Ian Anderson posted this message
Derroll Adams Facebook group page
November 2016 
 

Feeling fine Feelin' Fine re-issue update. As mentioned earlier this year, with the help of Danny Adams and Carsten Linde, I finally got back the master tapes of Derroll's 'Feelin' Fine' album that I produced for Village Thing in 1972. It has never been re-issued on CD. So we've added 6 tracks from 'Along The Way' which fit the best with its ambience, and have everything beautifully mastered from source tapes so it sounds much better than it ever did on vinyl. We have some previously unseen '70s photos from Dave Peabody, I've written some new notes and Danny found some from Derroll which never made it onto the original, so it will have a nice triple-fold digipak. It's off to the factory in the next few days. It'll officially be released on Ghosts From The Basement on 2nd January, but there should be pre-release copies to buy online direct from our Bandcamp shop by early December, just in time for those seasonal presents for the deserving. Watch this space for details!


  Banjojamboree 1 on Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October 2016
August 2016 
 

Live in Haarlem Arne Eeckman, organizer of the first Banjo Jamboree, would like to welcome you to his wonderful project:

Because I love

... to hear people make music
... to see people play music
... to bring people together
... to listen to banjo's play
... to sit at a campfire

... to look for treasures on a flea market

Because of all of that I am inviting you to my banjo jamboree. Come for a laid-back weekend of jamming, camping, good food and more!
All singers and acoustic music instruments welcome:

October 1 & 2
Starting at 11 h
Essen, Belgium

Looking forward to see you there!

Arne Eekman

On simple request I”ll be happy to send you the French, German or Dutch text: comearoundthebanjo@yahoo.com

Facebook Page

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  Wizz Jones concert in Perwez (Belgium) on Saturday October 15th, 2016 at 21.00
On that occasion, the documentary film "Derroll Adams, l'homme au banjo" by Patrick Ferryn will be projected at 18.30.
May 2016 
 

Live in Haarlem On Saturday October 15th, 2016, the great English acoustic guitarist singer and bluesman Wizz Jones will give a concert in Perwez (Belgium), at the Cultural Center. Start: 21.00

Wizz also appears in that film and talks about his friend Derroll and sings the tribute song : The Man With The Banjo

Infos & reservations : 00 32 (0)473 180 086
fredtierclau@yahoo.fr


  Jack Elliott received the Living Legend Award at the
Folk Alliance International 2016
February 2016 
 

Wonderful to read that our friend and living treasure Jack Elliott received this well earned award.
For more details read this article from Acoustic Guitar:



  Derroll Adams, talentvol man en muzikant
January 2016 
 

Live in HaarlemDerroll Adams, talentvol man en muzikant: artikel van 3 pag. over Derroll in “Folk Magazine – muziek met traditie” (nr 34/4-2015) geschreven door Stella Van Hofstraeten

Meer over Folk Magazine


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  Movie “My Tailor is Rich”
November 2015 
 

The film “My Tailor is Rich” (1971) by Ludo Mich (B) is out now on DVD.
Derroll Adams wrote the music for the film and also played the role of “the folksinger”!


  Muziekclub 't Ey www.tey.be

Dirk Van der Speeten - Koutermolenstraat 6b – 9111 Belsele
+32 (0) 3 772 11 93 - +32 (0) 497 35 46 94

October 2015 
 

Exhibition - Derroll Adams: paintings and watercolours from November 1 - December 20, 2015

Steelstringfestival – Banjo - Thursday November 26 – Sunday November 29, 2015

Thursday November 26

20:30 Film: I Was Born In Portland Town (2005). Doc. about the American-Belgian 5-String banjo player Derroll Adams by Patrick Ferryn.
The filmmaker will introduce his film. –- €3 / €5

Friday November 27

21:00 Lecture over the banjo (De parabel van de banjo) by Piet Decalf - €8 / €10

Saturday November 28

14:00-17.00 Banjo Market
16:00 Gratis Concert with Tom Stuip and Delirium Tremolo
17:00 Tips & tricks about the 5-string banjo (clawhammer) – Lecture by Cody Walters (April Verch Band)
21:00 Concert: Louvat Brothers - €10 / €12

Sunday November 29

16:00 Concert: April Verch Band - €13 / €15

20:00 Film A Banjo Frolic: 110 min. doc about American banjo makers and players by Gérard De Smaele and Patrick Ferryn.
Gérard De Smaele will introduce the film. €3 / €5


  Sunday November 1st 2015 in Haarlem (Holland) - 15:00
October 2015 
 

Live in Haarlem

Concert with Berry Selles; Joost Belinfante and Jaap van Beusekom; Matthieu Brandt.
They will play some of Derroll’s songs.

Start 15:00 (Doors 14:30 –) | €10,- advance booking (ex fee) / € 20,- incl cd
Where : Patronaat - Zijlsingel 2 - 2013 DN Haarlem – Holland
info@patronaat.nl

More infos about Derroll: www.derrolladams.org


  Seppe de Peuter, 5-string banjo teacher in Antwerp Music School Ward De Beer
August 2015 
 

Dear music-lovers

The coming academic year you are able again to take lessons on the 5-string banjo at Muziekatelier Ward De Beer in Antwerp. At first we will focus on a solid base for Derroll Adams-style or three finger style. We will work on a ‘fulautomatic’ right hand and then step-by-step build up more complicated techniques for your left hand too. This basis is also a good starting point for learning clawhammer / frailing and bluegrass.
The lessons are individual and will take 30 minutes a week.
Because it’s necessary that your instrument is in good playing condition I can help you to choose or set your instrument.
Feel free to contact mee for further information on Facebook or at seppedepeuter@skynet.be.
You can also visit http://www.warddebeer.org

Seppe De Peuter


See also Derroll's picking by Walter De Peuter


Beste muziekliefhebbers

Volgend schooljaar kan je opnieuw 5-string banjolessen volgen bij Muziekatelier Ward De Beer in Borgerhout. Als (nieuwe) banjoleraar wil ik focussen op een goede, strakke basis om dan verder te werken naar de Derroll Adams-style of three finger-style. We bouwen eerst aan een 'volautomatische' rechterhand en bouwen dan stap-voor-stap de technieken van de linkerhand op. De aangeboden basis is ook een goed vertrekpunt voor clawhammer (frailing) en bluegrass.
De lessen worden meestal individueel gegeven, zijn wekelijks en duren 30 minuten.
Omdat je enkel kan leren spelen op een instrument dat juist 'is' en klinkt, help ik je ook met de keuze en het afstellen van je instrument.
Contacteer me gerust via Facebook of op seppedepeuter@skynet.be als je vragen hebt!
Zie ook http://www.warddebeer.org

Seppe De Peuter

Zie ook Derroll's picking by Walter De Peuter


  John Joris Tribute Cd to Derroll Adams called “Songs From The Mok
August 2015 
 

Listen to the beautiful song Johnny wrote: Banjo Wind



Radio interview in Dutch with John Joris


  Donovan talks about Derroll Adams in the double issue of fRoots, Nos. 386/387 August/September 2015 summer
August 2015 
 

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  Presentation of the new album “Banjo Troubadour” by Derroll Adams
January 2015 
 

Starman Records is happy to invite you to presentation of the new album “Banjo Troubadour” by Derroll Adams!
When: Thursday February 19 at 8 PM
Where: Den Hopsack, Grote Pieter Potstraat 24, 2000 Anwerp. www.denhopsack.be
In presence of Derroll’s family, friends and hopefully many fans. A mini concert by mystery guests yet to be revealed will take place and the album is available on site!

For the first time in more than 20 years finally again an official release of the legendary American 5-string banjo player and folk singer Derroll Adams!
Adams (born in Portland, USA in 1925 – deceased in Antwerp, Belgium in 2000) starts his career as recording artist in 1957 on the side of Ramblin ‘ Jack Elliott. His solo debut follows in 1967 with the legendary album “Portland Town” of which the title track is covered by a.o. Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull, Arlo Guthrie and many others. Also his later recorded works will become very influential in the world of folk and country, genres very popular again in the current music landscape.
Adams met the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan in the sixties and introduced him to the rich tradition of American folk. Both can be seen in “Don’t Look Back” the documentary by D.A. Pennebaker about Bob Dylan’s first UK tour in 1965.
The live recordings on this album were made my Belgian National radio in 1973 and 1980 and were never released before. “Banjo Troubadour” shows Derroll Adams at his best: emotional songs, deeply rooted in the folk and country and a warm and deep voice telling stories and taking the listener on a unique and intimate trip.

Na meer dan 20 jaar eindelijk terug een officiële release van de legendarische Amerikaanse 5- string banjo speler en folksinger Derroll Adams!
Adams (geboren in1925 Portland, USA – overleden in 2000 in Antwerpen, België) begint zijn carrière als recording artist in 1957 aan de zijde van Ramblin’ Jack Elliott om solo te debuteren in 1967 met zijn klassiek album “Portland Town” De titeltrack hiervan wordt gecoverd door o.m.Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull, Arlo Guthrie en vele anderen. Ook zijn later werk zal zeer invloedrijk blijken in de wereld van folk en country, genres die in het huidig muziek aanbod terug zeer nadrukkelijk aanwezig zijn.
In de sixties ontmoette Adams de Schotse singer-songwriter Donovan en introduceerde hem in de rijke traditie van Amerikaanse folk. Beiden zijn ook te zien in “Don’t Look Back” de documentaire van D.A. Pennebaker over Bob Dylans eerste Britse tour in 1965.
De live opnames van dit album werden oorspronkelijk gemaakt door de Belgische nationale radio in 1973 en 1980 . Ze werden nooit eerder uitgebracht. “Banjo Troubadour” toont Derroll Adams op zijn best: doorleefde songs, diep geworteld in de Amerikaanse folk en country traditie, een warme, diepe stem die verhalen vertelt en de luisteraar meeneemt op een intieme road trip.


  New Derroll Adams Live Album “Banjo Troubadour”
January 2015 
 

Banjo Troubadour

We are very happy and proud to announce the release on February 16th of the superb live album “Banjo Troubadour”, containing previously unreleased material by the legendary and influential American banjo player, folksinger and entertainer Derroll Adams. The recordings were made by Belgian national radio in 1973 and 1980 . The album was put together in close collaboration with Derroll’s family and will be released on 180 gr vinyl and includes a CD as well. “Banjo Troubadour” will be presented on Thursday February 19th in Den Hopsack in Antwerp, Derrolls ‘adopted’ hometown! Stay Tuned for more info!

Den Hopsack: Grote Pieter Potstraat 24, 2000 Antwerp. Open in the evening but not on Tuesday.

Starman Records

Derroll Adams is on Facebook!


  Coming soon: New Derroll Adams Live Album “Banjo Troubadour”
December 2014 
 

Felix Huybrecht (Starman Records) is happy to announce the release early 2015 on Starman Records of the Derroll Adams live album "Banjo Troubadour". The albums contains unreleased live recordings from 1973 and 1980 made by Belgian National Radio and was put together in collaboration with Derrolls family. The album will be released on 180 gr vinyl and includes a Cd as well with all tracks. More info soon!

Starman Records

Derroll Adams is on Facebook!


  Thursday, April 17th 2014 at 8 PM: Ramblin’Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams
Kunst- en cultuurcentrum De Spot
Beddewijkstraat 15, 4331 LP Middelburg (NL)
Free Entrance

April 2014 
 

Songs From The Heart - Tribute evenings in Middelburg organized by Champagne Charlie, a great Dutch band playing American blues and roots music.
They inspired us… Champagne Charlie and musicians friends from Holland and Belgium will sing some of their songs

Een ode aan folkies Ramblin’ Jack Elliott en Derroll Adams. Tijdens deze editie van Songs From The Heart spelen en zingen Zeeuwse en Vlaamse muzikanten hun favoriete songs van deze twee folkiconen.

Zanger-gitarist Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (1931) werd geïnspireerd door Woody Guthrie en was op zijn beurt een groot voorbeeld voor Bob Dylan. Banjo-picker en folksinger Derroll Adams (1925-2000) had als handelsmerk een opvallend diep stemgeluid. Ze ontmoeten elkaar als straatmuzikanten aan de Amerikaanse westkust en begonnen een muzikaal samenwerkingsverband.

Eind jaren vijftig brachten zij hun aanstekelijke folkmuziek naar Engeland en sloten naadloos aan bij de skiffle rage en stonden aan de wieg van de “folk boom”. Daarnaast hadden ze veel invloed op het vroege werk van o.a. Donovan, Ralph McTell en Hans Theessink. Elliott keerde terug naar de USA en maakte onder andere deel uit van Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue”, Adams vestigde zich in België om daar te schilderen en muziek te maken. Hij overleed in 2000 in Antwerpen.

ZAAL OPEN 20.00 uur ENTREE GRATIS




  DERROLL ADAMS IN "DE ROMA" (Antwerp) from March 26 till March 29, 2012
February 2012 
 

DERROLL ADAMS AS A PAINTER: exhibition of his watercolours and drawings.

"DERROLL ADAMS - I WAS BORN IN PORTLAND TOWN",
documentary film by Patrick Ferryn (Belgium - 2005). Continuously projection room.

"DERROLL's DREAM", concert on Thursday 29 March 2012.



The beautiful old theater in Antwerp, “DE ROMA”, will present on March 29th, 2012 an orchestral arrangement based on Derroll Adams music. You will recognize his own songs, some traditionals and also a great song ‘Oregon’ written for him by his friend Tucker Zimmerman, song poet and composer.
It is a project put together by Wiet Van De Leest (RUM), fiddler, composer, arranger and ”chef d’orchestre” who was inspired by Derroll songs and brought his dream to reality. Seven women singers of great talent and various backgrounds (from jazz to folk) are accompanied by a baroque string orchestra (De Rode Pomp). Most of the musicians had never heard of Derroll’s songs. Three old friends of Derroll are part of the band: Vera Coomans (voice), Maggie Holland (banjo and voice) and Roland Van Campenhout (guitar).

Three Belgian Summer festivals (Brosella, Gentse Feesten and Dranouter) programmed the concert last year and it was successfully received and a wonderful experience (For more details, follow the links under this text).

Derroll Adams (1925-2000), American banjo player, painter, singer-songwriter and poet lived in Antwerp for more than thirty years.

De Wereld Morgen
dinsdag 3 april 2012
Derroll’s Dream in De ROMA door WALTERito

www.dewereldmorgen.be


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