• Siv Jakobsen

    Siv Jakobsen

    In a serene and picturesque setting in the woods close to my house in Huis ter Heide in The Netherlands, Norwegian songwriter Siv Jakobsen delivered ...
  • Sophie Janna

    Sophie Janna

    Sophie Janna played ‘Thistle’, and gorgeous covers of Nick Drake and Anaïs Mitchell in an 19th century church. She also wrote an essay about her ...
  • Erin Rae

    Erin Rae

    Since her first session for this website, Erin Rae has released her album Lighten Up – a gorgeous collection of songs, with a slightly new ...
  • Adia Victoria

    Adia Victoria

    A lot of people sing the blues. Not many do it quite like Adia Victoria does. Her third record ‘A Southern Gothic’ blew me – ...
  • Andrew Combs

    Andrew Combs

    If you haven’t listened to Andrew Combs’ latest record Sundays, you’re doing something wrong. It’s as simple as that. It’s his finest work yet and ...
  • Native Harrow

    Native Harrow

    If you’re described as ‘Laurel Canyon-style folk rock with shades of Joni Mitchell’, you’ve got my attention for sure. And to be honest, the soulful ...
  • Tré Burt

    Tré Burt

    It was on a drive back from one of the islands in the North of The Netherlands that I heard Tré Burt first. Properly, at ...
  • Anthony D’Amato

    Anthony D’Amato

    Anthony D’Amato and I ventured into nature at Landgoed Beerschoten in De Bilt and shot this live video for Ships In The Night, in pretty ...
  • Elsa Birgitta Bekman

    Elsa Birgitta Bekman

    The story of this session goes back more than three years ago. Sam & Julia recorded a session and for this we could use the ...
  • VanWyck

    VanWyck

    This Summer, I met VanWyck’s Christien Oele and guitarist Reyer Zwart at the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam, where they recorded I Was Innocent (from her latest ...
  • Anthony D’Amato

    Anthony D’Amato

    In May this year, Anthony D’Amato toured Europe supporting Keb’ Mo’, so we met up in Eindhoven, talked about our lives, looked for good train ...
  • Toverberg

    Toverberg

    Fourteen years ago, I met Lars Kroon. At the time, he played bass in the later very successful indie rock band Go Back To The ...
  • Christopher Paul Stelling

    Christopher Paul Stelling

    What do you do when filming a session before the show isn’t an option? You film it after midnight. With that solution, Christopher Paul Stelling ...
  • Darling West

    Darling West

    There must be something in the water up there in Oslo, Norway. So many lovely musicians and bands are coming through from there, like Ole ...
  • Elephant

    Elephant

    There is a big thing coming: Elephant will release their debut album Big Thing on May 27th, 2022. Elephant’s members (singer Frank Schalkwijk, drummer Kaj ...
  • Gill Landry

    Gill Landry

    When you take a peek at Gill Landry’s Instagram account, you’re bound to see many gorgeous landscapes and still images of his surroundings, wherever that ...
  • Brian Dunne

    Brian Dunne

    Imagine Brian Dunne as a little kid, sitting in front of the television, watching Bruce Springsteen playing his heart out. That moment sparked the fire ...
  • Ian Noe

    Ian Noe

    Days before the world ground to a halt, Kentuckian songwriter Ian Noe recorded a session for The Influences. We met at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam ...
  • Gitta de Ridder

    Gitta de Ridder

    Gitta de Ridder comes walking out of the caravan she’s living in while building a new home in Almere, trying to stop her dog Lucky ...
  • Tom Cunliffe

    Tom Cunliffe

    Tom Cunliffe’s record ‘Template For Love’ is great, so we met up in Utrecht to film Bruce Springsteen and Paul Anka covers and two originals.

  • Sam Brookes

    Sam Brookes

    British songwriter Sam Brookes covers Father John Misty and John Martyn for The Influences and played ‘Ekarma’ off his new LP Black Feathers.

  • Adrian Crowley

    Adrian Crowley

    Having listened to many of his lyrics, many times, it isn’t a surprise that talking to Irish songwriter Adrian Crowley and hearing him talk about ...
  • Bettie Serveert

    Bettie Serveert

    Back in 2008, I was over the moon when I got to film the first session with the Dutch indie music heroes of Bettie Serveert. ...
  • Jimmy Diamond

    Jimmy Diamond

    Jimmy Diamond is a completely new band. New music and other inspirations by drummer Ruud Gielen, bassist Floris Poessé and guitarist Jim Zwinselman as lead ...
  • Nadine Khouri

    Nadine Khouri

    I’m extremely glad to finally share the session in which Nadine Khouri played ‘You Got A Fire’ and covers of Sparklehorse and Leonard Cohen.

  • Gold Star

    Gold Star

    During Take Root festival 2018, Los Angeles-based songwriter Gold Star recorded two songs from his latest record ‘Uppers & Downers’ and a raving cover of ...
  • Charlie Parr

    Charlie Parr

    One of the songs I might have played most in the past years, is ‘1922’ by Phil Cook from his album Southland Mission. I soon ...
  • Robin Kester

    Robin Kester

    If you’re interested in music and based in Utrecht like I am, Robin Kester isn’t a new name. She still only has one ep and ...
  • Justin Townes Earle

    Justin Townes Earle

    Earlier this week, Americana songwriter Justin Townes Earle died. He was 38 years old. It’s incredibly sad – first and foremost for his family and ...
  • Fiskur

    Fiskur

    “You know me so well, write anything you want about me.” Ross Clark’s text message was pretty clear – I’ve got carte blanche. So, the ...
  • Senora May

    Senora May

    Back when traveling and going to shows were still things people did, I met up with Kentuckian artist Senora May in Utrecht. Her self-released debut ...

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