Since 2011 BluesinWijk has been one of the participants of the festival KleurrijkuitinWijk on the 1st Saturday of September. Initially with a stage at the Market, but in recent years at the Veldpoort bridge. The center of Wijk is then completely upside down and is visited by thousands of visitors. Just like in 2020 Corona threw a spanner in the works and we had to cancel the edition of Saturday, September 4, 2021. Two bands and two styles of music were on the program, for the Country lovers KENTUCKY SNAKE OIL and for the blues fans. SUGARBOY and the SINNERS. In 2022 we will try again.
KENTUCKY SNAKE OIL. Swinging fiddle, splashing banjo, polyphonic singing and a rhythm that makes it impossible to sit still (but you have to sit still): Kentucky Snake Oil brings an energetic mix of Bluegrass, Country and American Folk music. The band plays a varied repertoire that includes songs by Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams and Mumford & Sons.
SUGARBOY and the SINNERS. The band’s energetic live shows have earned them a solid reputation among long-time blues fans and young festival audiences alike. Their style is a modern mix of classic blues with soul, funk and rock ‘n roll. This diverse sound has earned the band festival spots along with acts such as Robert Cray, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gov’t Mule, Status Quo and Walter Trout. Although the band has only been touring professionally since 2011, Sugar Boy and the Sinners have already played festivals and venues in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and the United States. The long-awaited debut album was released in January 2014 with a release party at the world-famous Paradiso venue in Amsterdam.