Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Theo The Boogieman Dasbach
Thursday, July 01 2010, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
MUSIC FOR LUNCH!
The music is free and you can bring your own lunch or buy ours - every Thursday & Friday 12-1 !
07/01 Thursday: Theo "The Boogieman" Dasbach Delta Blues
Born in the
Netherlands, Theo D got his first taste of Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Louis
Jordan, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Howlin Wolf and Elvis at the age of 9,
listening to precious 78's brought into the Netherlands by friends with family
and connections in the USA. Although his parents wanted their son to play flute
and classical guitar he fell in love with what he calls the greatest American
musical heritage to the world. In the early sixties, Theo taught himself to
play blues on the old piano in the living room. Theo D "The Boogieman" would
perform at parties anytime people wanted to hear him. He also became the
(self-appointed) road manager of the popular local band, THE BATS, in
Apeldoorn. After finishing high school, Theo D moved in 1969 to Amsterdam to
study law at the University of Amsterdam where he managed one of the Student
Clubs and disc jockeyed.
In 1978 he
began his International Trust Banking career living in St. Maarten, Switzerland
and the USA, returning in 1996 to The Netherlands. Loving the blues and its
derivatives, Theo D opened the first Rock &
Blues Museum in The Netherlands in 1997, where he displayed his collection
of music memorabilia acquired during his travels all over the world.
In 2005, he
moved the museum to the USA and started playing the piano again. After
encouragement from Clarksdale bluesman James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Theo D
began performing locally in and around the Clarksdale area.
Theo D loves to quote Billy Holliday, who said that there are two types of
blues-the happy blues and the sad blues. For him that's what life is all about.
His motto is "You only live once so you better enjoy it!"
Being autodidactic, Theo D plays simple, straight forward blues and boogie
piano. On April 17, he will release his new CD "DUTCH DELTA BLUES", featuring a
tribute to the late Dennis Brooks "Blues for Dennis" as well as a remix
of "Clarksdale Boogie" and is at present working on his next release.
What's for lunch? Local
and Touring Single/Duo/Group Acts will Perform Blues, Soul, Rockabilly,
Bluegrass, Jazz, and Folk - just come by and find out who's playing.
"Brown Bag" your own lunch or try one of the Center's authentic
Southern dishes - meat or meatless chili, vegetarian greens, hot water
cornbread and peach cobbler.
Location: The Folklore Store Contact: CSF 901.525.3655 or