A double bass, a baby guitar and a mandolin, that’s all it takes. And three wonderful voices, of course. And good songs, a keen musical ear, talent, fun and a love for the music of musical giants like The Louvin Brothers, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Gillian Welch.

That’s all it takes to transform a polder into a prairie. That’s all it takes to enjoy the best America has to offer.

Some people look down on country songs; how wrong they are! Just listen to the lyrics of a song like I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams and you will understand why people call him ‘The Poor Man’s Cole Porter’ and ‘The Hillbilly Shakespeare’.

Not yet convinced? Just come and listen to ‘Three guys named Joe’ and enjoy the wonderful music of this Amsterdam trio. That’s really all it takes!

‘Three guys named Joe’ is:

Jan Hovers:               double bass, bass guitar, voice
Onno Voorhoeve:    baby guitar, voice
Eus Menagé:            mandolin, guitar, voice