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Brilliantly delivered original compositions, deeply rooted in traditional blues - Richard Koechli bows before the legends and gets every blues loving soul moving. If it weren't for the few songs written in Swiss dialect, no one would ever come to the conclusion that this exceptional celebration of sounds from themotherland of the blues is being delivered by someone from along the Reuss River in Lucerne. Koechli impressively proves why he is considered to be one of Europe's leading blues and slide guitarists. From a musical point of view, it doesn't even matter what the name of the river in Lucerne is. Richard Koechli wouldn't go unnoticed on the Mississippi. He would be welcomed with open arms as will Howlin' with the bad boys' ~Guido Schmidt, President Lucerne Blues Festival

Richard Koechli