Dutch Bob Dylan Tribute Singer Jacques Mees taught himself to play flatpickin’ style guitar after he had listened to Bob Dylan’ s bootleg, “Daddy Rollin’ Stone”.
The first song he mastered was: “I was young when I left home“, a real sad song for a eleven years old boy. Growing up, he dug out all kinds of country, blues & folksongs and started to write originals. Ín 1996, his first official album came out and he went to Rio de Janeiro for promotion and shows with local musicians. Through his career, he recorded 12 albums.
Two of them are Bob Dylan Tribute albums; “Shooting Star" & "I’ll Remember You.”
Jacques has been touring solo all over Europe since the eighties with lots of highlights. He had spots on great festivals and has been opening shows for legends like Kevin Ayers and Rick Danko. He also played at less known venues like Burkina Faso, but the last couple of years he is touring more and more in the U.S.
2011 was an exceptional year of touring and promoting his Bob Dylan Tribute Album “Shooting Star”. He gave rise to many Bob-Fests and gigs around the world to commemorate Dylan’s 70th birthday. In 2016 he will promote his new album "I'll Remember You" with a US tour. He is, like Dylan, on a Never Ending Tour.
Jacques is very proud on these accomplishments:
- Dutch writer and pop journalist Bert van de Kamp mentioned Mees in his ABC DYLAN book.
- By audience chosen as # 3 best Dylan Tribute Artist of the world @ http://dylanradio.com/
For more information about him and bookings, please visit his website
Videoclip filmed in the streets of Koudougou, Burkina Faso , december 2011, to the music of Ballad of Hollis Brown, from the album Shooting Star.
Jacques Mees goes back into the sixties. Video by Peter Hofland www.sound-scapes.nl/
Twee generaties Bob Dylan worden vertolkt in de komende minuten door de zangers Jaques Mees en Armand. July 29, 2014. From local TV Omroep Tilburg.
From the single Boots Of Spanish Leather / Emotionally Yours - 1994 http://jacquesmees.com/
Jacques Mees and the Shooting Star Band – live in the (quite primitive) studio of Radio Palabre in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, december 2011.
Don't think twice it's all right (Bob Dylan Cover)
Dylan 75 Tribute Fest. April 10, 2016 - Paradox Tilburg, The Netherlands
A duet with his son Dylan Michels – Girl From The North Country – Milieucafé Tilburg, 25th of november 2010.
Today , april 27, the whole country of The Netherlands is turning orange. Almost everybody is going to some free music festival or will be visiting one of the hundreds and hundreds of freemarkets, where everybody can sell anything they want. Why? Because it’s Kings Day. The day that the Dutch people are celebrating the birthday of their very popular King Willem Alexander, nicknamed Willy. Kings Day is celebrated every year, but this year is a bit special since Willem Alexander is turning 50 years old.
We will contribute to the festivities with (of course Dutch) singer-songwriter Jacques Mees performing the obscure Dylan song from 1966 “If I Was A King”. More information on Jacques is on our ‘featured artists’ page and on his own website.
If I Was A King (1966) covered by Jacques Mees. From the album I'll Remember You. April 2016
Love Sick - from the album I'll Remember You, the second tribute album to Bob Dylan by Jacques Mees.
With Jos van Es & B-j Baartmans.
Jaques Mees brengt nummers van Bob Dylan, op een feestje in besloten kring. En dat was geweldig! De jarige job deed ook nog een duit in het zakje. Goed gedaan Paul! - 23 mei 2011.
Jaques Mees brengt nummers van Bob Dylan, op een feestje in besloten kring. En dat was geweldig! 23 mei 2011
Café Weemoed, Tilburg, Netherlands
- As I Went out One Morning
- Buckets Of Rain
- One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)
- Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
- He Was A Friend Of Mine
- Girl From The North Country
- Ballad Of Hollis Brown
- Tomorrow Is A Long Time
- One Too Many Mornings
- Shooting Star
- You Ain't Going Nowhere
- If Not For You
- Nobody ‘Cept You
- I’ll Remember You
- Love Sick
- Red River Shore
- Up To Me
- If I Was a King