Sem van Blerk

 
 

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Feeling like an outcast, outsider, like you don't belong? Sometimes lonen in a crowded place?

 

Sem van Blerk. Strange name, even for someone in The Netherlands, where he was born and raised on a diet of blues and rock'n'roll. But there's nothing strange about his music. It's just hard to label. Guess "Americana" comes closest. Maybe naming some of his sources of inspiration shed's a little more light: Elvis Presley, Johhny Cash, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Jim Croce. But also Jimmy Yancy, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker. And let's not forget J.S. Bach.