Jan van Bijnen – Modest Man
Jan van Bijnen – Modest Man
Label: Independent – Chicken Records
Whether you call him a (slide)guitar player, multi-instrumentalist or singer/songwriter, critics, collegues and friends agree: Jan van Bijnen is a very versatile craftsman.
In a career that has now spanned over three decades Jan backed up, did session work and arranged or produced for famed Dutch artists like Rob De Nijs, Freek De Jonge, Claudia De Breij, Paul Haenen, Alex Roeka and Markowski plus international acts Markus Rill and Adam James Sorensen.
He is long-time member of Point Quiet, an Americana-noir-ensemble around singer/songwriter Pascal Hallibert.
In 2016 Jan, with fellow ‘multi-guy’ Joost Verbraak grounded Verbraak | van Bijnen playing a dobro, banjo and sousaphone-fueled blend of Americana, blues, New Orleans, texmex and bluegrass.
‘2nd Line City’ was their debut for CRS/Continental, followed by the completely self-penned ‘Endless Road’, both records received raving reviews by both press and audiences.
The band is now on a #monthlysinglechallenge releasing a new song every month which will be compiled on a vinyl-release later this year.
As a gesture to all the fans that couldn’t get their “VvB-live-experience” because of the Covid-pandemic Verbraak | van Bijnen just released Live in 2020 at Crossroads Radio on their new label Howlin’ Chicken Records.
The release of This Life, Dear and the ambient KalleKate can be considered forerunners for where we are now: Jan van Bijnen releasing his solo debut-album Modest Man, containing songs with a more personal view on life and love.
Website: Jan van Bijnen
01. NOW YOU KNOW IT 3:52
02. AND YOUR DADDY TOO 3:34
03. RECOLLECT THAT SIGN 4:23
04. FOODTRUCK KINDA-LOVE 3:53
05. IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT 2:56
06. JOIN ME ON THE PORCH featuring []togethermachine 2:00
07. THE ME IN YOU 3:30
08. THE STREETCAR I RIDE 4:30
09. MAYBE A DREAM 4:53
10. MODEST MAN 3:18
All songs written by Jan van Bijnen
Produced by Joost Verbraak and Jan van Bijnen
Mixed by Joost Verbraak at ‘t Muziekhuis for Howlin’ Chicken Records
Edited by Jan van Bijnen
Mastered by Walter Poppelaars at Studio Donderslag
Recorded by Joost Verbraak, Jan van Bijnen, Hans Custers and Marcel van As
DDP’d by Hans Custers
Graphic design by Imke Schreuder
Photography by Sonja Markowski (front cover) and Carlo van den Heuvel (inside)
Printed by Replifact Media BV
vocals | guitars | dobro | mandolin | mandola | pedalsteel | banjo | ukelele | bass guitar | double bass | piano | hammond organ | vibraphone | drums | percussion by Jan van Bijnen
accompaniment on #6 by []togethermachine (marcel van as)
trombone | horn | sousaphone on #1 | drums on #9 by Joost Verbraak
double bass on #1 by Hans Custers
backing vocals on #9 by Nienke Dingemans