Guy Verlinde duo
Thu 10 Oct '24 20:30
Thu 10 Oct '24

Over the past decade, Guy Verlinde has dominated the Belgian blues and roots scene. He toured relentlessly across Europe, recorded 15 albums in 14 years’ time, and played at numerous prestigious Belgian clubs (AB, De Roma, OLT) and international festivals (Blues Peer, Cognac Blues Passions, Moulin Blues, …), where he shared the stage with legends like BB King, John Fogerty, Tony Joe White, Santana, John Hiatt, Canned Heat, Jeff Beck, and more.

His live shows are of a high caliber, and because of his songs infused with Blues, Roots, and Americana, people often compare him to Doug MacLeod, Ian Siegal, Hans Theessink, and Guy Davis, with whom he played several times in the past. Jointly with his recently deceased friend Tiny Legs Tim, he was at the helm of the flourishing blues scene in Ghent.

His latest album Standing In The Light of a Brand New Day, which was recorded in between the Covid lockdowns, marks a new step in his musical and lyrical evolution. It is a highly positive album that offers solace in tumultuous times.

Listen to the album on Spotify:

The positive power of the Blues
Guy Verlinde takes you on a musical journey filled with stories of love, hope, and resilience, emphasizing the healing powers of music. Guy is a natural-born entertainer and storyteller. He knows how to captivate the audience with his stories and songs and infuse them with positivity.

Guy is accompanied by Tom Eylenbosch, a young and talented musician (piano & banjo). Tom is only 22 years old and one of the youngest professional musicians and music teachers in Belgium. He is highly gifted, plays with various bands, and is a much sought-after session musician.