Dutch Tilders, Australia’s most prominent and long serving Bluesman, has released a new album through Black Market Music titled Mine And Some I Adopted (BMM 307.2). The album finds Tilders recording solo with just an acoustic guitar for the first time in his extensive career.
“I had wanted to record solo ever since my first album. I needed to do it. Just me and my guitar - this is how I love to play. Mine And Some I Adopted puts me right there in your living room,” reflects Tilders.
The album presents Tilders at his best - bold and laconic with a mischievous attitude. Tilders’ rich vocal timbre carries the weight of his years as a travelling Blues musician. Filled with skilled guitar work, the album emanates warmth and humour as Tilders takes the listener with him on his adventures. Interspersed throughout his originals are Bessie Smith’s Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down And Out), the traditional House Of The Rising Sun, Ray Charles’ Them That’s Got and Big Bill Broonzy classics, all exhibiting Tilders distinct style.
Born in the Netherlands in 1939, Dutch Tilders (whose real first name is Matthew) emigrated to Australia with his family in 1955. Mine And Some I Adopted is his 14th album.
His musical longevity and talent has earned him a legendary status. The Elder Statesman of the Blues has a passion for the genre that is burning as bright as ever.