Klaver and his band should be reckoned among the leading Dutch blues acts.
" With the fourth album “The Edge” (2014) John and his band are bigger than ever in sound and expression.
Well-known music magazines also noticed John and devoted several articles not only to the band, but also to the amplifiers and effect pedals that John builds himself under the name of ‘Klaver’.
Also in 2011, John and his band won the Dutch Blues Challenge and thereby were voted Best Blues Band of The Netherlands.
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Everything he bought he could turn around for a profit.
An avid collector of movie posters and baseball cards, an outspoken Republican -- he mentioned George Bush at The Ramones' inauguration at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and believe it or not, one of rock and roll's most influential guitarist. When you pick it up it feels like Johnny Ramone."Billboard spoke to Linda about her life with Johnny and she too is also quite a character. The Ramones were definitely one of the influential bands. I was 18 when I started going out with Joey and by the time I start going out with Johnny I'm 21 so yes I'm attracted to the power of him and he looked great. They talked about business but they didn't talk to begin with.
Ramone's wife of over twenty years Linda is behind the release of "Commando The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone," a must-have for any fan. "Fast, to the point and it has tons of info like Johnny's ratings of Ramones albums. Speaking at a rapid-fire Ramone pace with an almost comically thick New Yawk accent, she still heartbreakingly refers to Johnny in the present tense as if she still can't believe he's gone. Johnny didn't join The Ramones till he was 27 years old and he said he'd had have to had sat in his room for the rest of his life to be as good as Jeff Beck so he was just going to go out there and play. Twenty-seven was a bit old to be joining a band, right?
His music is not what is typically called jazz, though it turns on improvisation; it's not rock'n roll; and it sure ain't that tired dinosaur called fusion.
In one of the biggest leaps of imagination since the Yardbirds and Jimi Hendrix, Frisell coaxes and slams his hovering split-toned ax into shapes of things to come...