Barrelhouse


There is more than one artist with the name Barrelhouse. Two are mentioned below. I. A blues band from the Netherlands (1974 – 1986, 1993 – present) Formed: 1974, the Netherlands Members: Johnny Laporte - guitar Jan Willem Sligting - bass Guus Laporte - guitar Han van Dam - piano Bob Dros - drums Tineke Schoemaker - vocals (till 1985; again after 1993) Jony de Boer - vocals (1985 - 1986) John Laporte and Jan Willem Sligting left Oscar Benton's Blues Band in 1974 to form Barrelhouse, first as an instrumental group. Soon Tineke Schoemaker joins them. They are very popular in the Netherlands because of their life reputation. It even results in a concert with blues master Albert Collins in 1978, issued on CD by Dutch label Munich Records.In 1985 Tineke is replaced by Jony de Boer, but a year later the band gave their last concerts. The members of Barrelhouse all join different bands. Much to the joy of many blues lovers in the Netherlands, Barrelhouse comes together again in 1993 with all the old members, including Tineke. Since then they recorded 2 new albums and a new one is being issued soon... extended biography will be put up. Albums: - Barrelhouse [Munich, 1974] - Who's Missing [Munich, 1976] - Hard To Cover [Munich, 1978] - Beware [Ariola 200895, 1980] with Hans Dulfer - Got To Get Together [Ariola, 1981] with Hans Dulfer - Blue Ain't Blue [Ariola 205444, 1983] with Hans Dulfer - Straight From The Shoulder [Munich BM 150250, 1984] live concert with Hans Dulfer ...

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