CD release : The Willowbees ‘In the Name of Religion‘
A collection of ‘agnostic’ gospels: don’t expect a halleluyah, but a loving and poetical approach to some of the ‘big questons’…
A couple of years ago I heard the song ‘Come down Jehovah’ by the English songwriter Chris Wood. It inspired me to write and to collect songs from other great songwriters who, at some point in their life, ran into the ‘big questions’. This album is the result of an intense collaboration with piano player, singer & composer Bart de Win. We gathered a group of fine musicians and named ourselves The Willowbees. This name was inspired by our great friend, ‘Mr. Oklahomah’, the late Tom Skinner, who, one day when I asked him to come up with an artist name, said that he though that ‘Lilly Willowbee’ would be a good choice…
This album is dedicated to the love of my life Ad van Meurs.
The musicians on this album are : Bart de Win, piano & Wurlitzer, Fabian Louis, guitar, Frank Strokap, bass, Eric van der Lest, drums, The Very Girls & Jopie Jonkers, backing vocals. Ad van Meurs played slide guitar on ‘In the name of Religion’.
Mijn hele muzikale bestaan heb ik samengewerkt met mijn helaas veel te vroeg overleden echtgenoot, de muzikant, singer songwriter Ad van Meurs aka The Watchman. Wij waren initiatiefnemer of maakten deel uit van diverse muzikale projecten: W.A.T. , The Watchman, No Blues, The Very Girls en The Folk Survival Club. Tevens speelde hij een grote rol in de ontwikkeling van het singer songwriter genre in Nederland. Ik wil zijn werk voortzetten en ben voor altijd dankbaar dat wij samen “Married to the Song” zijn geweest.
My whole musical career I worked together with my late husband, musician, singer songwriter Ad van Meurs aka The Watchman. We were involved in several musical projects: W.A.T. , The Watchman, No Blues, The Very Girls and The Folk Survival Club. He also played an important roll in stimulating the singer songwriter genre in The Netherlands. I will continue my work in his footsteps and with great gratitude for the fact that we were “Married to the Song”.