Onward

Tip Jar

Songs about love and life. Americana on the hippie side of country, with influences of pop and jazz.

Struggling against the tides we keep on believing, loving and creating. There is always a new freight train around the bend. And it will keep on rolling. Onward. Always.

Arianne Knegt: vocal
Bart de Win: piano, accordeon, vocal
Walt Wilkins: guitar, vocal Harry Hendriks: guitar, banjo
Corby Craig Schaub: guitar
Ray Rodriguez: drums
Bill Small: bass, vocal Pat Manske: tambourine
Tina Mitchell Wilkins: vocal
Jimmy Davis: vocal Marian Brackney: violin Joost van Es: violin BJ Baartmans: bouzouki, dobro Recorded by Ron Flynt at the Jumping Dog Studio, Austin, Texas Mixed by Pat Manske at The Zone, Dripping Springs, Texas Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam Photography by Mark Engelen, Rotterdam Artwork by Leon Lenders for Das Buro, Rotterdam

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Gemstone Road

Tip Jar

Seventies hippie pop & country. Tip Jar’s music is greatly inspired by Bart & Arianne’s tours through the Texas Hill Country.

Gemstone Road is Tip Jar's third album since Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt started writing songs together. They recorded the album, which was produced by Walt Wilkins & Ron Flynt, in beautiful Texas, with their longtime musicial friends. It's a blend of pop, americana, country & folk, with a touch of jaz too. The essence and character of the songs always prevail. Tip Jar’s music is greatly inspired by Bart & Arianne’s tours through the Texas Hill Country. Pure and honest music.

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Let Go

Tip Jar

A very intense, warm and sparkling album of americana ballads, countryrock, acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies.

We're proud to present this beautiful collection of songs. As writer and composer Bart de Win said after he'd been recording the album with his musician friends: "It's always a joyful thing to hear and see real musical energy emerging out of a brain scrapbook." We hope you can share our excitement and enjoy the music!

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Back Porch

Tip Jar

Pure and honest songs from the back porch.

Tip Jar is a musical project of Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt. After having recorded a couple of duets for Bart's solo albums, the two discovered that their voices blended in a natural way. They decided to create room for a duet based collaboration and that's how Tip Jar was born. Bart and Arianne started to write songs together, and recorded them in a pure and honest manner, always letting the essence and character of the song prevail.

Bart studied jazzpiano and -vocals at the conservatory, but got inspired by americana music, and his interests developed in a more rootsy direction. His jazz background blended in easily. Bart's music has been described as a crossover between americana, blues, gospel & jazz. His band The Simple Life is a line-up of fine musicians famous for delicate arranging and playing. Bart has his very own unique and rootsy sound.

Arianne started singing in bands and choirs during her school days. Later she was lead singer in Marylou & The Good Old Boys, a country and rockabilly band. Since 2009 Arianne is one of the voices of The Simple Life. She has a passion for attending concerts, and regularly writes reviews for the music website Folkforum. Next to her vocal and songwriting contributions she takes care of the promotion of Bart de Win & The Simple Life and Tip Jar.

Backporch was recorded at the Daltoon Studio by Eric van de Lest, with the help of some wonderful musicians: Harry Hendriks, Rinus Raaijmakers, Joost van Es, Tonnie Ector, René van Mierlo, Martijn de Win, Bill Small, Jimmy 'Daddy' Davis & Walt Wilkins.

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Easy to See

Bart De Win

European flavored Americana music with a pop twist.

Album Notes European roots meet Americana

Bart de Win gives his very own and authentic interpretation of americana music, exploring the boundaries between country, folk, countryrock, jazz and blues. He’ll guide you over the endless blue highways, to the American small town bars and honky tonks, adding some European flavors.

'Easy to see' was produced and recorded by BJ Baartmans in Boxmeer. Additional recordings took place in Austin, Chicago and London. Bart's Dutch band 'The Simple LIfe', but also his musical friends from around the globe contributed to the record, for example Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort), Walt Wilkins (Sam Baker, Mystiqueros) and Jimmy Davis (Jimmy Davis & Junction). Gilad Atzmon (Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Robert Wyatt) added his beautiful clarinet and saxophone playing. 'Birds of Chicago' members Jeremy Thomas Lindsay and Allison Russell contributed some beautiful harmony vocals. The album was preceded by the release of the single ‘Stepping through’.

Bart's previously released solo albums ‘The simple life’ (2009) en ‘Little world’ (2011) were received very well. Bart’s musical style is often compared to Randy Newman, Dr. John, Ray Charles and Tom Waits. For more information and press reviews you can visit Bart's website: www.bartdewin.nl.

Bart de Win | leadvocals, keys BJ Baartmans | guitar, dobro, mandoline, mouth harp, bass, backingvocals Harry Hendriks | guitar, backingvocals Arthur Lijten | drums, percussion Rinus Raaijmakers | standing and electric base Birgit Wijdemans | backingvocals Arianne Knegt | backingvocals Iain Matthews | harmony vocals Walt Wilkins | harmony vocals Tina Mitchell Wilkins | backingvocals Jimmy Davis | backingvocals Kim Deschamps | pedal steel Jeremy Thomas Lindsay | harmony vocals Allison Russell | backingvocals Joost van Es | violin Gilad Atzmon | saxophone, clarinet

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Little World

Bart de Win

European roots meet Americana: A very original interpretation of americana music, exploring the boundaries between country, pop, jazz, gospel and blues.

European roots meet Americana

Bart de Win gives his very own and authentic interpretation of americana music, exploring the boundaries between country, folk, countryrock, jazz, gospel and blues. He’ll guide you over the endless blue highways, to the American small town bars and honky tonks, adding some European flavors.

'Little world' was completely recorded and mixed in Austin, Texas, and it was produced by the great Walt Wilkins, who can also be held responsible for the production of Sam Baker’s albums 'Pretty World' and 'Mercy'. A bunch of great Texan musicians, like Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Kim Deschamps, Tina Mitchell Wilkins and The Mystiqueros contributed to the record. Gilad Atzmon added his beautiful clarinet playing. The album was preceded by the release of the single ‘Minute of your time’. The second single ‘Summer dresses’ came with a sunny Texan video clip, which you can find on Youtube.

Both albums ‘The simple life’ (2009) en ‘Little world’ (2011) were received very well. Bart’s musical style is often compared to Randy Newman, James Taylor and Tom Waits. For more information and press reviews you can visit Bart's website: www.bartdewin.nl.

Bart de Win | leadvocals, keys Walt Wilkins | harmony vocals, guitar Ray Rodriguez | drums, percussion Bill Small | bass, backingvocals, percussion John Greenberg | guitar Tina Mitchell Wilkins | harmony vocals Arianne Knegt | harmony vocals Kim Deschamps | pedal steel, banjo, dobro Ron Flynt | bass Brendon Anthony | violin Gilad Atzmon | clarinet Matt Giles | guitar Scrappy Jud Newcomb | guitar

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The Simple Life

Bart De Win

European roots meet American country

The Simple Life is the first solo album of Bart de Win. Released by Shine-a-light records and distributed by DoubleClick/RoughTrade. Recorded in Utrecht and London by engineer Eric Spanjers and producer Gilad Atzmon. The 15 songs on the album were all written by Bart de Win. Line up: Bart de Win (vocals, piano, accordeon, rhodes, wurlitzer), Arthur Lijten (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Harry Hendriks (acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and backing vocals), Rinus Raaijmakers (double bass, electric bass, backing vocals), Arianne Knegt (backing vocals), BJ Baartmans (dobro, lapsteel, slide guitar, electric guitar and banjo), Gerard van Maasakkers (duet vocals), Izaline Calister (impro vocals), Gilad Atzmon (saxes, clarinets), Eric Vloeimans (trumpet), Joost van Es (fiddle), Hein Offermans (tuba) Reinier Sijpkens (barrel organ, fluegelhorn), Jascha Albracht (cello), Laise Sanches and Shirma Rouse (backing vocals).

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