Hans Theessink

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Hans Theessink in Vienna, 2012.
..., performing in Konzerthaus, Vienna, in 2012.

Hans Theessink (born 5 April 1948, Enschede, Netherlands) is a Dutch guitarist,[1] mandolinist, singer and songwriter, living in Vienna, Austria.[2] He performs blues and roots music, particularly in a Delta blues style. He is a bass-baritone. Theessink has released 20 albums, a songbook, a blues-guitar instruction video and a DVD.

In 2012, he released Delta Time (2012), performed with Terry Evans and featuring Ry Cooder.[3]

In 2013, he released Wishing Well, which he described as a retrospective album looking back at many of his favorite moments in his music career. The album also features several originals, including "House Up On The Hill," which he described as a song about flooding in Mississippi. Hans has said he was partly inspired by observing floods in his home country of The Netherlands during his childhood.[4]


  1. ^ Dicaire, David (2002). More blues singers: biographies of 50 artists from the later 20th century. McFarland. pp. 217–. ISBN 978-0-7864-1035-4. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  2. ^ Dacaire, David (December 19, 2001). More Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Artists from the Later 20th Century. McFarland. pp. 222–223. ISBN 9780786410354. 'Mandolin Man' was a heartfelt tribute to Yank Rachell, the great blues mandolin player... Theessink is a multi-instrumentalist, able to play...the mandolin... knows where to insert... a run of mandolin notes...
  3. ^ Horowitz, Hal (2012-09-18). "Delta Time - Hans Theessink, Ry Cooder, Terry Evans : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  4. ^ "Hans Theessink - Interview and Music". Americana Music Show. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-11-01.

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