Ad Vanderveen – Stellar Cellar Band (2016)
“What started out as fun is working in the end…, now I’m a working man, the guitar is my tool.”” Once again Dutch singer-songwriter-guitarist Ad Vanderveen finds simple, precise lines to tell complex stories. “”Working”” is an example of his autobiographical songs that frequently talk about his love of music and his life as a musician. The Stellar Cellar Band features ten strong songs with reflections on life – one of this exceptional songwriter’s main qualities. In 20 years and on almost as many albums Vanderveen has established himself as a creative force to be reckoned with on the Americana scene in Europe and outside. This time around, he chose a different approach than on the highly lauded, predominantly quiet double album Presents Of The Past/Requests Revisited. Vanderveen recorded The Stellar Cellar Band with two old friends in a powerful trio format. The result is passionate, no-frills rock’n’roll mixed with folk, country and blues and a garage-y vibe, recorded at the place where he took the first steps in his career, at the Stellar Cellar in Amsterdam.