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DEDE PRIEST:  VOCALS, GUITAR, VIOLIN

JOHNNY CLARK:  VOCALS, GUITAR

RAY OOSTENRIJK:  BASS

LEON TOONEN:  DRUMS

 

"UNIQUE, ENERGY-DRIVEN, & CROSS-OVER"   Dede Priest & Johnny Clark's Outlaws have developed a unique and recognizable sound that blends Blues with elements of Rock, Gospel, Folk, Soul, & Country.  Their first CD, "FLOWERS UNDER THE BRIDGE" (released December 2017), received international praise.  Their follow-up EP, "CROCUSES FROM ASHES", was released May 2019.

 

RECENT REVIEWS "CROCUSES FROM ASHES" (May 2019) & "FLOWERS UNDER THE BRIDGE" (December 2017)

 

 CD Cover CROCUSES FROM ASHES

 

BLUESMAGAZINE (The Netherlands)

"Krachtige soulstem ... 'You Are Gonna Rise' is een broeierig, loom nummer waarin Dede op indrukwekkende wijze een John Lee Hooker geluid in haar gitaargeluid verwerkt ... Deze prima, rauwe EP belooft heel veel goeds!"

"Powerful, soulful voice ... 'You Are Gonna Rise' is a swampy, dripping song in which Dede impressively incorporates a John Lee Hooker sound in her guitar playing ... This great, raw EP promises a lot of good stuff for the future!"

BluesMagazine, The Netherlands ~ May 2019 ~ 

 

CONCERTO MAGAZINE (Austria)

“Album der Extraklasse ... Die Songs bleiben im Ohr hängen und ragen meile weit aus der Masse der Bluesrock-Veröffentlichungen heraus. Mehr davon!”

"First class album ... The songs stick with you and are miles ahead of the average Bluesrock releases. More of this!"

Concerto Magazine, Austria ~ August 2019 ~ 

 

SOUNDS OF SOUTH (Germany)

“Zu den Bereicherungen meines ja nicht gerade kleinen musikalischen Horizonts, zählte im letzten Jahr zweifelsohne die texanisch-niederländische Formation Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s Outlaws ... Tolles, in den Siebziger Jahren verankertes E-Gitarrenspiel (Interpreten wie Hendrix oder Clapton & Co. zu damaligen Zeiten lassen grüßen) ... Der hier verkörperte niederländische Rock-Musik-Calvinismus in Kombination mit der südstaatlichen Wucht eines texanischen Wirbelsturms, ergibt eine kurzweilige Mischung aus ehrlicher, detail-verliebter Instrumental-Arbeit und immer wieder aufbrausender Stimm-Urgewalt.”

"Without a doubt I can add the Texan-Dutch Band Dede Priest & Johnny Clark’s Outlaws as a welcome addition to my already large musical horizon ... Great guitar playing, anchored in the seventies (Hendrix or Clapton & Co. from that era say hello) ... This body of Dutch rock-music-calvinism combined with the southern impact of a Texas hurricane, results in an entertaining mix of honest, detail-loving instrumental work with an always lively & natural vocal power."

Sounds of South, Germany ~ May 2019 ~

 

CONCERT MONKEY (Belgium)

"Broeierige Blues, veel gevoel en passie, pittige gitaar riffs ... Vet slide werk, vurige viool ... Ook deze keer weer een prima album."

"Swampy Blues, lots of feeling & passion, spicy guitar riffs ... Greasy slide, fiery violin ... A fine album again."

Concert Monkey, Belgium ~ June 2019 ~

 

ROOTSVILLE (Belgium)

“Howlin’ Voice, snedige gitaarlicks, vette slide van de delta, deze samenwerking hebben een heilzame werking op je.”

"Howlin’ Voice, sharp guitar licks, fat slide from the delta, this collaboration has a healing power."

Rootsville, Belgium ~ May 2019 ~

 

SOUND ANALYSE (Germany)

“Wenn man mich fragen würde, wer in den letzten Jahren meine persönliche musikalische Entdeckung ist, gehört die Texanerin Dede Priest in jedem Fall in die engere Wahl ... Dede ist mit der Gabe eines schier unerschöpflichen Repertoire an musikalischen Fähigkeiten gesegnet ... Ausdrucksstarke Stimme, fetten Gitarrensound, eine uneingeschränkte Kaufempfehlung."

"If you would ask me about my personal musical discovery in the last years, the Texan lady Dede Priest is on this shortlist for sure ... Dede is blessed with the gift of an almost inexhaustible repertoire of musical abilities ... Expressive voice, rich guitar sound, an unrestricted purchase recommendation."

Sound Analyse, Germany ~ May 2019 ~

 

ALAIN HIOT (France)

“'Crocuses From Ashes' est assurément un album destiné aux amoureux de bonnes guitares et de belle voix.”

"'Crocusses From Ashes' is definitely an album for lovers of good guitars and a beautiful voice."

Alain Hiot, France ~ May 2019 ~

 

BEALESTREET (Belgium)

"Voor de 'real' Blues / Rootsliefhebber als het ware op het lijf gegoten ... Zwoel, verleidelijk en klassevol ... Vakmanschap is meesterschap!"

"Fits like a glove for the 'real' Blues & Roots lover ... Sultry, seductive and classy ... Craftsmanship makes the master!"

Bealestreet, Belgium ~ July 2019 ~

 

ROOTSTIME (Belgium)

"Mix van stijlen, waarbij Blues de basis vormt ... Bluesy, Broeierig, Groovy.”

"Mix of styles, with Blues as the base ... Bluesy, Swampy, Groovy."

Rootstime, Belgium ~ June 2019 ~


 

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BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE (USA)

"If you are a sucker for energy driven rock, blues, indie rock, a dash of funk and country fronted by a Texan woman who has a mesmerizing and haunting voice, have I got a band for you ...This is a match truly made in music heaven ...Their songs reek of originality in both lyrics and musical attack ... This band is simply amazing ... The energy they deliver with just four musicians is beyond what words can describe ... I guess you gathered by now that I consider Dede’s vocal powers to be coming from a magically soulful alternate universe. I just can’t say enough ... You truly owe it to yourself to pick this one up ... Play it loud!"

Blues Blast Magazine, USA ~ April 2018 ~

 

CONCERT MONKEY (Belgium)

"Een uitstekend album; swingende grooves, hemelse viool, pittig gitaarwerk.”

"An excellent album; swinging grooves, heavenly violin, spicy guitarlicks."

Concert Monkey, Belgium ~ January 2018 ~

 

SOUND ANALYSE (Germany)

"Internationalem Topniveau ... Mit Flowers Under The Bridge ist mit Abstand sein bestes Album geglückt ... Aus allen Ecken und Winkeln groovt ein mächtiger Bluessound ... Exzellenten Geigen- und Gitarrenspiel."

"International Top-level ... Flowers Under The Bridge is by far their best album ... A powerfull bluessound from all angles ... Excellent violin- and guitarlicks."

Sound Analyse, Germany ~ December 2017 ~

 

ROOTSTIME (Belgium)

“Erg geslaagde samenwerking van Dede Priest & Johnny Clark & the Outlaws ... Interessante muzikale trip, waarbij blues en aanverwante stijlen worden afgetast ... Deze muzikale samenwerking is een combinatie, die event organisators zeker zou moeten aanspreken! ... Really impressed!”

"Very succesfull cooperation between Dede Priest and Johnny Clark & The Outlaws ... Interesting musical journey, in which blues and resembling styles are being explored ... This musical cooperation is a combination that should appeal to event organisors fur sure! ... Really impressed!"

RootsTime, Belgium ~ December 2017 ~

 

BLUESMAGAZINE (The Netherlands)

“Soulvolle zang, Strakke ritmesectie, slepende viool, pompende bas, fraai gitaarspel.”

"Soulful vocals, tight rhythm section, creeping violin, pumping bass, beautiful guitarlicks."

BluesMagazine, The Netherlands ~ December 2017 ~

 

SOUNDS OF SOUTH (Germany)

“Johnny Clark & The Outlaws vereinen Elemente aus Rock, Blues und Country und bilden das passende Gegenstück zu Priests phänomenaler Stimme ... Dede Priest und Johnny Clark & The Outlaws erinnern in ihrer musikalischen Bandbreite an Steve Earle & The Dukes. Sie vermischen Blues, Country, Folk und Soul zu einem außergewöhnlich-interessanten Sound ... Diese erfolgversprechende texanisch-niederländische Zusammenarbeit hat ein bemerkenswertes Album hervorgebracht, das Genre übergreifend mehr Anerkennung verdient."

"Johnny Clark & The Outlaws combine elements of Rock, Blues and Country and create the fitting counterpart for Priest’s phenomenal voice ... Dede Priest and Johnny Clark & The Outlaws, from a musical point of view, remind us of Steve Earl & The Dukes ...They mix Blues, Country, Folk and Soul into a remarkably interesting sound ...This promising Texan-Dutch cooperation brought forth a remarkable album, that deserves more recognition in the cross-over genre."

Sounds of South, Germany ~ December 2017 ~

"Dede Priest ist eine imposante Bühnenerscheinung und durch ihre wandlungsfähige Stimme und ihre Präsenz und Ausstrahlung erkämpft sie sich die verdiente Aufmerksamkeit im Rampenlicht. Mit den Outlaws hat sie nicht nur eine Begleitband, sondern auch eine individuelle Bereicherung gefunden. Die variablen Spielarten aus Blues, Country und Soul der texanisch-niederländischen Formation haben einen mitreißenden Konzertabend hinterlassen und die Band hat sich als Geheimtipp „Live On Stage“ empfohlen."

“Dede Priest has an impressive stage presence and with her versatile voice, her presence and charisma she earns the deserved attention in the spotlights. With the Outlaws she found a band that allows her to explore her full potential. The variation  between Blues, Country and Soul that was displayed by the Texan-Dutch band left us with a smashing concert experience and i would like to  recommend them as a “live on stage” secret tip."

Sounds of South, Germany ~ May 2018 ~

 

CONCERTO MAGAZINE (Austria)

"Bewegt sich stilistisch zwischen Blues, Southern Rock, Soul, Jazz und Folk und verfügt über eine beeindruckende Stimme ... sehr abwechslungsreich und unterhaltsam ... eine gelungene Scheibe."

"Moves stylewise between Blues, Southern Rock, Soul, Jazz and Folk ... impressive voice ... very diverse and entertaining ... a succesful record."

Concerto Magazine, Austria ~ March 2018 ~

 

JEFFERSON BLUES MAGAZINE (Sweden)

“En bra rockplatta som jag faktiskt gillade, men jag ställer inte in den i avdelningen för vit blues, den hamnar bland de andra.”

"A good rock album that I liked ... I would not put it in the white blues department.  It ends up among the others."

Jefferson Blues Magazine, Sweden  ~ March 2018 ~

 

BACK TO THE ROOTS (Belgium)

“Wat een debuut! ... Unieke sound ... 'Flowers Under The Bridge' is het resultaat van een ijzersterke samenwerking ... ”

"What a debut! ... Unique sound ... 'Flowers Under The Bridge' is the result of a very strong cooperation."

Back To The Roots, Belgium ~ April 2018 ~

 

BLUESBREEKER (The Netherlands)

“Een fantastisch mooi album met daarop pareltjes van songs. Of er een nummer uitspringt? Ja … er springen twaalf nummers uit.”

"A fantastic & beautiful album with pearls of songs. Does a song jump out? Yes … all twelve songs do."

Bluesbreeker, The Netherlands ~ March 2018 ~

 

ROOTSVILLE (Belgium)

"Een reisje is waarbij de crossroads tussen blues en aanverwanten worden afgetast ... Een album dat mede door zijn diversiteit nimmer gaat vervelen en dus kijken we al uit naar de festival podia en een samenwerking die wonderwel werkt."

"A journey in which the crossroads between blues and resembling styles are being explored ... An album that will never bore you due to its diversity and and that is why we are looking forward to their performances and cooperation that works really well."

Rootsville, Belgium ~ December 2017 ~

 

BEALESTREET - RADIOMOL 105.2 FM (Belgium)

"Uitzonderlijke klasse ... Een mijlpaal in de Dede Priest - Johnny Clark & The Outlaws geschiedenis. Zeker weten!"

"Exceptional level ... A milestone in the Dede Priest - Johnny Clark & The Outlaws history. For sure!"

BealeStreet, Belgium ~ January 2018 ~