December 16th, 2013
Last night we played a couple of songs and talked about the band and our new album at KRO’s Nacht van het Goede Leven on Radio 1. A good night, always nice to talk with Adeline van Lier and great to play again!
Here you can listen the entire show.
This thursday we’ll be playing in one of the most beautiful venues of our country: Paradiso in Amsterdam!
NO blues @ Paradiso Amsterdam
Thursday December 19th
20:00 | €10 | Get tickets
November 6th, 2013
This week NO blues was invited at AVRO’s Opium on Radio 1. We played Last train to Haifa, Farewell Shalabiye, Hela Hela and did an interview.
Here’s what that sounded like!
And this is what it looked like, live at the Grand Cafe of DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam last weekend:
October 29th, 2013
We’re invited at radioshow Opium at Radio 1 this weekend!
AVRO’s Opium is broadcasted live every Saturday from the Grand Cafe of the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The show can be heard on Radio 1 from 14.30 to 16.30.
You’re also welcome to come to the Grand Cafe and see us live. From 14:00 you can come in at Marnixstraat 402 in Amsterdam, registration is not required and admission is free.
More information: www.opium.nl .
Saturday november 2th
AVRO’s Opium @ Radio 1
October 14th, 2013
Great review in dutch of Kind of NO blues.
“De arabicana van NO Blues is een muzikaal mengsel waarin het Midden-Oosten en het Amerikaanse platteland om beurten het voortouw nemen. Zang in Amerikaanse stijl met spitse ud-begeleiding van Haytham Safia, Arabische zang voortgestuwd door de opruiend slepende slidegitaar van Ad van Meurs. En allerlei gradaties daartussen, waar vooral slagwerker Osama Meleegi de hand in heeft. Met listige tikjes en accentverschuivingen geeft hij eenvoudige ritmes diepte en reliëf”
Read more at: Mixed Worldmusic
September 26th, 2013
Great article today in regional newspaper De Stentor!
This Sunday we will present our new album in Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, the Netherlands. Especially for this matinee concert poets and guest musicians like Vrouwkje Tuinman, Bill Barrett and Quinetique Quartet will join us. In addition to the songs from the new album they will also play some own work. It’s going to be a very special concert, we hope to see you there!
Sunday September 29th, 14:30
Info and tickets are available here.
September 19th, 2013
Last weekend we were invited by KRO radioshow Hemelbestormers on Radio 2 to talk about our new album ‘Kind of NO blues’ and play a tribute to Woody Guthrie. One of his songs, Columbus Stockade, is also on the new album. In Arabicana version!
Watch NO blues play Columbus Stockade at Radio 2 here:
September 18th, 2013
It is with great pride and excitement that we present you the new album ‘Kind of NO blues’ by NO blues: a double album! It consists of a live and a studio CD.
‘Kind of NO blues’ was released this weekend. You can listen and download it now on our Bandcamp, Spotify or Deezer. Do you want to purchase the album in iTunes, or buy the actual CD? Go to our online store.
On Sunday September 29 the double album will be presented in Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, the Netherlands. Especially for this matinee concert poets and guest musicians like Vrouwkje Tuinman, Bill Barrett and Quinetique Quartet will join NO blues. In addition to the songs from the new album they will also play some own work. Info and tickets are available here.
We are very curious what you think of the new double album ‘Kind of NO blues’. Please leave a message on our Facebook & Twitter.
September 17th, 2013
Stan Rijven [click to open in browser]
After four successful albums and nearly a decade on the road NO blues explores new pathways with the latest album ‘Kind of NO blues’. What started out as a soundtrack for a documentary by former politician Paul Rosenmöller about the Arab Spring, has become a double album. Full of unique live recordings and new songs featuring great musicians and poets from all over the world. Even an old Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer came back to life and joins the music.
The brass section and strings by Quartet Quinetique and Palestinian Morad Khoury add new flavor to the Arabicana of NO blues. A new and colourful sound with even a feature by the famous American blues legend Andre Williams.
Come visit us at Sunday September 29 when we will be presenting the double album at the Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, the Netherlands. Especially for this matinee concert poets and guest musicians like Vrouwkje Tuinman, Bill Barrett and Quartet Quinetique will join us.
Album release ‘Kind of NO blues’
featuring lots of special guests
Sunday September 29th, 14:30
Matinee concert @ Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
[Buy tickets/more info].
September 16th, 2013
Yesterday we brought an ode to Woody Guthrie on the dutch radio to celebrate the birth of our fifth album “Kind of NO blues’
Listen here (28:30 – 36:52 in the second hour of the stream)
September 12th, 2013
NO blues – Kind of NO blues record of the week on Dutch National radio 6!