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On Good Friday April 22, the 12th edition of the adventurous concert series ass-crack stage-hack in Havenkwartier Deventer brings you two extremely talented singer/songwriters from The Netherlands in an intimate setting.

Visual artist and singer/songwriter Melle de Boer (The Hague) goes by the name of John Dear Mowing Club for his solo and group performances. For his show in Havenkwartier Deventer, he only brings his guitar and organ with him. De Volkskrant (Dutch national newspaper) writes about John Dear Mowing Club: “sinister jewels, resting on a bed of well articulated suffering”. His gnawing voice is a pleasant reminder of Neil Young, while his tormented lyrics reminiscent the work of the manic depressive songwriter genius Daniel Johnston. The latter seems no coincidence. De Boer and Johnston know eachother well. Whenever opportunity knocked John Dear Mowing Club has toured as backing band and support act for Daniel Johnston. On the self-released CD+book ‘Melleville’ you’ll find the song ‘Devils’. Recorded with Daniel Johnston at his home in Texas.

Sir Ian (Rotterdam) was in Deventer recently for a solo performance. At the opening of the exhibition by Hidde van Schie at Kunstenlab. A grand performance and the first time music really came into its own in the acoustics of Kunstenlab. Unfortunately, there was hardly anyone there to enjoy it… Hence now a second chance in Havenkwartier for anyone who missed out on this performance. Sir Ian is Bart Hoevenaars, also known as singer of the now defunct band Mono. Visitors of Oerol Festival last year, probably heard Sir Ian play in the forest, where he performed twice every day, together with Hidde van Schie. The songs of Sir Ian are carried by harmonious melodies, but never get sweet. His lyrics are introspective and Hoevenaars’ singing voice is impressive in it’s purity. Goosebumps.

Date: 22 April 2011
Open: 21:00 uur
Entrance: 5 euro
Location: Havenkwartier

4 comments

Comment by esc.rec. on April 26, 2011

John Dear Mowing Club says this.

Comment by esc.rec. on May 16, 2011

Comment by esc.rec. on May 30, 2011

And Sir Ian released the live recordings of this concert today.

Comment by esc.rec. on February 17, 2014