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  • Release recensie Nederlands Dagblad (10/17/2021) - Ad Vanderveen, geboren in Nederland, maar met de roots in Canada, heeft een nieuw album gemaakt en dat is wederom verbazingwekkend. Hoe die man het toch iedere keer weer voor elkaar krijgt om subtiele, troostrijke, maar nooit kwezelige liedjes te schrijven en uit te voeren, met gitaar en hulp van bekenden op toetsen, bas en […]
  • Concert Registration CD (9/7/2021) - Ad Vanderveen Quartet – Concert Registration  A limited edition live CD is available of the July 4th AV Quartet concert at Tivoli/Vredenburg, Utrecht. It’s an authorized bootleg simply titled Concert Registration – recorded the classical way with mics capturing the hall acoustics. The digipack contains the full repertoire of 16 songs played and clocks in […]
  • Americanamusic.com, US – podcast interview (8/25/2021) - Interview and feature article for Americana Music Magazine, US with Greg Tutwiler – podcast here:https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/americanamusic?selected=PAN3291598718
  • Interview For Folk’s Sake (7/15/2021) - Though born in Holland, Ad Vanderveen has Canadian parentage. It shows through in his musical influences—one can trace touches of Neil Young or Jackson Browne in the strum of Vanderveen’s guitar, or in his earnest croon. He’s got a rich career to show for his chops, too, having been working at it as a solo […]
  • Release review Bluestown-NL (6/30/2021) - Singer-songwriter-gitarist Ad Vanderveen is geboren op 21 september 1956 in Hilversum. Zijn muzikale ster is de afgelopen decennia hoog gestegen in Europa en de VS en zijn muziek is stevig geworteld in de Americana. Dit heeft wellicht te maken met zijn Canadese roots omdat zijn halve familie de Canadese nationaliteit heeft. Vanaf zijn 14e speelt […]
  • Release review in The Big Takeover-US (6/30/2021) - Soulful, old-fashioned country folk singer Ad Vanderveen has returned with his newest album Release, which marks a big step up in production and his abilities as a songwriter, definitively crystallizing a style and aesthetic that stands out in a modern era. Vanderveen’s vocals are reminiscent of Neil Young, and Release could have easily found a […]
  • Release review in Short and Sweet NYC + LA-US (6/30/2021) - We are in the hands of a well-reasoned production from the get-go on Amsterdam-based folk artist Ad Vanderveen’s new ten song, Release. Vanderveen produces here with Pete Fisher, who also plays bass, and with Michael Kay’s drums adding a nice marching snare snap, Kersten de Ligny a sweet harmony, a second electric and harmonica, and […]
  • Release review Vinyl Chapters-US (6/22/2021) - Ad Vanderveen provides a folk-laden sound with album, Release, taking on topics of love, life, loss and personal growth. Amsterdam-based contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ad Vanderveen really knows how to structure a song so it comes alive. This skill comes with years of song-writing which is shown off in album, Release. Pretty stripped back but still […]
  • Release review Tattoo.com-US (6/14/2021) - Amsterdam-based contemporary folk singer-songwriter Ad Vanderveen recently dropped his new album, Release. Born in Hilversum, Holland, much of his family is Canadian. Savors of Canada pervade Vanderveen’s sound, developed over time playing in many bands, followed by going solo in the ‘90s. With more than 20 solo CDs, as well as several side projects, he’s […]
  • Release review Bluestown-NL (6/14/2021) - Singer-songwriter-gitarist Ad Vanderveen is geboren op 21 september 1956 in Hilversum. Zijn muzikale ster is de afgelopen decennia hoog gestegen in Europa en de VS en zijn muziek is stevig geworteld in de Americana. Dit heeft wellicht te maken met zijn Canadese roots omdat zijn halve familie de Canadese nationaliteit heeft. Vanaf zijn 14e speelt […]
  • Release review Johnny’s Garden-NL (6/14/2021) - Ad Vanderveen is volgens mij de meest productieve artiest die we rijk zijn. Met een zekere regelmaat verschijnen albums van zijn hand, en doorgaans niet de minste bovendien. Ik volg hem niet nadrukkelijk, terwijl ik dat zou moeten doen, want teleurstellen doet hij niet. Op Release maakt Ad een onverminderd geïnspireerde indruk. Niet vanwege een […]
  • Release Cd review in Music News-UK (4/24/2021) - In the realm of modern folk rock, two men stand as pillars influencing the generations who follow. Bob Dylan took the influence of Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams and through the magical transformation of the Greenwich Village stages, made it speak to millions of young adults grasping for sense in senseless times. Neil Young rose […]
  • New album ‘Release’ press announcement (3/6/2021) - A new album by singer-songwriter Ad Vanderveen will be out in May 2021, aptly titled ‘Release’.It contains ten new original songs in an organic production – not stripped down like the predecessor ‘Treasure Keepers’ – but still built around a basis of vocal and acoustic guitar, accompanied by a sparse but effective rhythm section of […]
  • Treasure Keepers review RnR, UK (1/28/2021) - Ad Vanderveen may be half-Dutch and half-Canadian but his musical influences reside strictly on the western side of the Atlantic Ocean.Subtitled A Solo Studio Performance By…this album sees the singer’s music stripped bare. However, even reduced to the basic form of a one-man troubadour, the music is remarkably rich. There’s a tremulous edge to Vanderveen’s […]
  • New year’s concert (1/6/2021) - Here’s a link to our new year’s concert in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, with thanks to all there who contributed to the sights and sounds. Enjoy and best wishes for all.  
  • Treasure Keepers review Goldmine Magazine (12/17/2020) - With a legacy that’s easily traced back some 35 years, Ad Vanderveen has earned a reputation amongst his knowing devotees as an excellent and articulate journeyman, a man whose meditative musings find him respected on both sides of the folks/roots divide. Born in Holland but partly of Canadian heritage, his music transcends any singular tradition […]
  • Treasure Keepers recensie Nederlands Dagblad (12/17/2020) - Treasure Keepers – Ad Vanderveen. Hij hoeft geen grote hits te scoren en hij zal nooit de wereld aan albums verkopen, maar wat maakt Ad van der Veen toch een prachtige muziek. Zijn songs hebben een licht melancholische wijsheid, maar ook een open, onbevangen, soms bijna naïeve blik; dat is een goede voorwaarde om fris […]
  • Treasure Keepers review Blues blues UK (10/11/2020) - Ad Vanderveen – Treasure Keepers (Continental Record Services) Treasure Keepers is Ad Vanderveen’s 14th album but there’s something different. This time he’s pared everything back and in keeping with the times we are in, gives a performance of one in solitude and desperate to regain contact. He opens with David And Goliath, a tribute to […]
  • Treasure Keepers review Alt Country Forum (10/11/2020) - De inspiratie voor dit pracht album kwam na het overlijden van Ads vriend en mentor David Olney, wiens grootsheid heel geslaagd wordt weerspiegeld in de werkelijk schitterende liedjes op dit album. “Treasure Keepers” werd opgenomen in een sobere setting van de troubadour en zijn gitaar. Hierdoor is de toon melancholisch en ingetogen geworden. Aan het […]
  • Treasure Keepers review Rootstime (10/11/2020) - De Nederlandse folkzanger en songschrijver Ad Vanderveen nog aan u voorstellen kunnen we hier waarschijnlijk best overslaan, want hij is bij ‘Rootstime’ al zo vaak gepasseerd met zijn vorige albums die ofwel samen met zijn goede vriend David Olney en/of met zijn geliefde Kersten de Ligny ofwel met zijn garagerockgroep ‘The O’Neils’ werden opgenomen. Met […]
  • Treasure Keepers review Jace Media UK (10/11/2020) - Review By Darren McIntyre Ad Vanderveen is a singer / songwriter who’s music is steeped in new folk / roots genre. Although born in Hilversum, Holland he has Canadian parentage. He plied his trade in many bands before finding his own voice as a solo artist i the early 90’s. He has performed with many […]
  • Treasure Keepers (6/21/2020) - Treasure Keepers is the first real solo album by singer-songwriter Ad Vanderveen. Performed alone in a studio/theater ambience with no audience, it features nine and a half new original songs and one and a half covers. The content and poetry are of a personal / spiritual / topical nature and are kept center-stage, framed by […]
  • Greetings From Tinytown: tiny gig postings (3/27/2020) - Due to the special times and circumstances we are in there will be regular posts on my Facebook page. Just little moments of connecting, instead of going out to play or stream live, this will be a way to keep in touch. Stay well, stay tuned and hope to see you at https://www.facebook.com/ad.vanderveen.56  
  • Lonesome Highway review Final Refuge (2/4/2020) - An invitation by Van Morrison to be his opening act is a compliment any singer songwriter would be proud of. Such was the positive impression Ad Vanderveen’s 2017 album WORLDS WITHIN made on Van the Man, that this gesture was made by him and gratefully accepted. Dutch born but with Canadian parentage, Vanderveen has been […]
  • I was Hank Williams & Denver Nevada recensie Nederlands Dagblad (12/31/2018) - I Was Hank Williams / Denver Nevada recensie Nederlands Dagblad – door Herman Veenhof Fascinerend geluidslandschap van Ad Vanderveen. 2018 is een bijzonder jaar voor Ad Vanderveen, Hij maakte maar liefst twee platen, die heel divers en ongelooflijk goed zijn. Alleen ’s mans bescheidenheid houdt hem af van mondiale erkenning, al was het alleen maar […]
  • I Was Hank Williams CD press info sheet (10/5/2018) - Ad Vanderveen I Was Hank Williams (songs, adventures & left-field recordings) Reminiscent of works like John Steinbeck’s ‘Travels With Charlie’ or Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’, the new album ‘I Was Hank Williams’ by songwriter and singer Ad Vanderveen is a personal quest and an adventure. It is a quest for self-knowledge leading to spirituality, and an investigation into […]
  • Denver Nevada review Goldmine by Lee Zimmerman (7/24/2018) - Denver Nevada, the new album from Dutch singer and songwriter Ad Vanderveen, further affirms his prowess as a journeyman singer/songwriter who has quite a way with supple melody, passion and purpose. Vanderveen’s been plying his trade for quite awhile now, making gradual inroads outside his native Holland, but still missing the bigger breakthrough that he so […]
  • Denver Nevada (Still Life) album info (1/2/2018) - AD VANDERVEEN – DENVER NEVADA (Still Life) Denver Nevada is a place that is not real, it’s made up. But it is real in the sense that it’s an anagram for Ad Vanderveen. As for Still Life; all meanings of the term can apply in this case. Desolation, serenitiy; scenes like in an Edward Hopper […]
  • New album Worlds Within (10/25/2016) - Fresh from our publicist: AD VANDERVEEN – ‘Worlds Within’ *poetry and music in motion* How do you promote a discrete and introspective piece of work? You don’t, really. You can only make an announcement and hopefully notify those who might be interested. Here goes: At age 60 singer-songwriter Ad Vanderveen realizes more than ever that […]
  • Summer 2016 update (9/8/2016) - Spent the summer doing some traveling, writing songs and poetry, and also a chapter for a book about Neil Young by Herman Verbeke ( in Dutch). Recording new music as well, a new CD titled ‘Worlds Within’ is in the making and scheduled for release early 2017. Listen to title track preview
  • ‘The Barn Basics’ limited edition CD (2/13/2016) - Especially for those interested in acoustic music, an independent limited-edition CD with an acoustic version of the 2016 ‘The Stellar Cellar Band’ CD will be made available. This high-quality recording was made in an old barn with acoustics and an atmosphere very well suited to the music. Alongside Vanderveen on vocals/guitars/harmonica is his partner and […]
  • New videos from ‘Requests Revisited’ and ‘Presents Of The Past’ (5/12/2015) - While in Canada and the US we shot two videos of songs from the new record, one in the country and one in the city. ‘Emigrant Family’ returned to its original scene in Ontario and ‘World So Crowded’ was shot in Chicago on State Street (that great street) Filmed by Benjamin Vanderveen. Both are up […]
  • No’Neils (7/15/2014) - The adventures on and off the road with my band The O’Neils are coming to an end. After 16 years, playing together and keeping up the old garage spirit has reached its limits, outlasting my expectations by far. We will play our scheduled shows until end of october 2014 so come out to see this […]
  • Beat The Record – Liner notes 2 (3/10/2014) - Whenever I buy a new record I hope to learn about other people’s lives, truths, philosophies, skills and craft. This is what I single out and any productional efforts to be “impressive” are usually not very interesting to me. It seems nowadays that most of the attention people pay to music goes to style and […]
  • AV on soundcarriers (3/10/2014) - “I love soundcarriers. Physical hands-on documents. I count my life in soundcarriers, my own as well as others’. They are a diary, they keep a score and order. They are a culmination of life in music and poetry, a journal, materializing in groups of songs from period to period. Great love, care and energy goes […]
  • A quote from Neil Young (3/10/2014) - A quote from Neil Young, addressing a convention of recording industry folk: “That’s only one way of making records. A lot of you out here are craftsmen: just beautiful records, and take great care with every note. And I know I’m not one of them. I like to capture the moment. I like to record […]
  • David Olney – Sad Saturday Night (3/10/2014) - David Olney plays Sad Saturday Night, a song from ‘BEAT THE RECORD” that I cowrote with him and John Hadley and recorded at Hadley’s cabin in Nashville. There will also be a version of it on David’s new album “When The deal Goes Down” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoQbuzxum4I