The blues as it should be played..delicate, intimate,personal. Roland Tchakounte, a very personable blues man from Cameroon, encompasses both the despair and hope, promise in his soul-wrenching music.The words are in his native language but the meaningpervades his sounds. He artfully blends both bass and sharp notes to make one feel theessence of his music.
A very fine musician who fell under the influence of John Lee Hooker, Roland conveys his life experiences through his music. Warm,melodious, foot-stomping, he directly caresses his guitar strings in a masterful variation of colors.
The tone of his voice makes a perfect marriage with his gripping guitar playing. Surrounded by two other compelling musicians on guitar and percussion, Roland played to an extremely appreciative audience that made for a memorable evening. If you are a blues fan, this man is an absolute must because his guitar and voice interpretations leave one feeling very moved, introspective yet happy. I highly recommend this musician.
Mick Ravassat – Electric Huitar
Damien Cornelis – Keyboards
Karim Bouazza – Drums
Jérôme Cornelis – Bass
Roland Tchakounté – Guitar & Vocal