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Blues, americana & folk unite on ‘The Long Answer Is No’
Gertjan Van Hellemont… you can make an impression in poetry circles with a name like that. Gertjan also makes those same impressions, under the name Douglas Firs, in the folky blues/americana circles where big guns like Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Jeff Tweedy from Wilco throw back their whiskeys. At the time of debut ‘Shimmer & Glow’, Marc Didden (ex-Humo, film director of ‘Brussels by Night’ and writer for De Morgen) even called him “a white negro” and “the child that Gram Parsons and Lowell George (Little Feat) should have had together”… all in one and the same letter of reference!
Such fine words must mean you've “made it” musically, wouldn't you think? Well, ‘The Long Answer Is No’ is the short answer from Firs!