Blues in Wijk exists 10 years and we look back on it with great pleasure. With the collection of images and sound from all years, we go back in time. In 2019 there will be three different photo exhibitions, in which we always remember more than 3 years of Blues in Wijk. The first photo overview of events that took place from 2009 to 2013 will be on display in the City Brewery De Dikke in Wijk bij Duurstede.
The opening of this first photo exhibition is on Friday, June 28 at 4 pm. During the opening, films of events from this first period of Blues in Wijk will be presented as well. All this will be celebrated with live blues from the VINTAGE BROTHERS. This duo is in Wijk bij Duurstede and in the rest of the Netherlands very popular and well known. From the start of Blues in Wijk, the Vintage brothers Rien and Jan van Rijn have been our musical guests on a regular basis. They play fine Chicago Blues, enjoy with freshly brewed beer.
The photo exhibition can be viewed in the city brewery during opening hours from Saturday 29 June to Saturday 20 July. The locations and openings for the photo exhibitions of subsequent years will be announced later this year.
CITY BREWERY DE DIKKE has been brewing artisanal beers based on a historic recipe dating back to 1495 since 2015. Where first brewing took place at third parties, after more than a century beer brewing has returned to the inner city of Wijk. All beers of the Dikke are now brewed in their own city in the Veldpoortstraat 15. Besides the production of their own beer, there is also room for beer tastings. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon from 13.00 – 19.00 hours it is possible to book beer tastings. With a small group of 6 to 12 persons. The brewery also opens its doors on the first Sunday of the month.
The Vintage Brothers are a unique blues duo, who have been performing in pubs, venues, festivals and even living rooms of and for blues lovers since 2004. Jan and Rinus van Rijn’s intention is to adapt old blues songs to a line-up of just a guitar and the mouth harp and to make their own songs. They experiment with different rhythms and tonalities, because they don’t just want to copy, but want to give the songs their own translation. The solo parts are improvised, in which you can find the jazzy character of the Vintage Brothers, a tradition that they will continue to maintain. This is one of the reasons why every performance is different and alive, from dragging and emotional, to energetic and driving. Chicago blues with a dash of rock and jazz best typifies the Vintage Brothers style. Music to listen to, to muse about, to eat, to drink and certainly to dance to. Go back to the time of juke joints, a smoky pub, the atmosphere of the blues with the Vintage Brothers.