CDs

Michael van Merwyk on CD:

Fight The Darkness - 2017
Trackliste

Fight The Darkness

  1. the well 3:08
  2. tell it like it is 2:21
  3. fuck you, mr trouble 4:13
  4. heavy load 2:33
  5. fight the darkness 5:39
  6. just one lie 2:07
  7. coffee 2:51
  8. motormouth baby 3:14
  9. diddley boogie 2:05
  10. count your blessings 3:57
  11. the way you cook 2:27
  12. so endless the night 2:51
  13. every once in a while 2:47
  14. if i die tomorrow 3:13
CD - Info

2017 - timezone

recorded, mixed and mastered at watt matters studio by henning strand assisted by markus lindner.

this cd is not produced! the music is just written and performed by michael van merwyk and recorded live in the studio on october, 28th 2016.

fotos by maik reishaus.
artwork by michael van merwyk.

all songs written and performed by michael van merwyk.

guitars: my always reliable workhorse, a cole clark fat lady; my 1976 dobro, given to me by my good friend piet ebenfeld; my one-string-diddley-bow made by my good friend harry fricke...chords are totally overrated!

this cd is dedicated to everybody who worked his way out of the darkness into the light.

Greatest Hits - 2016
Trackliste

Greatest Hits

  1. Burning Down The House (D. Byrne)
  2. Sweet Dreams (A. Lennox / D. Stewart)
  3. Love Will Tear Us Apart (I. Curtis / P. Hook)
  4. Do You Wanna Dance (B. Freeman)
  5. Homeless Child (B. Harper)
  6. Enjoy The Silence (M. Gore)
  7. Heroes (D. Bowie / B. Eno)
CD - Info

2016 - Groove Stew Records

Produced by The Snooks

Tommy Bornemann - Drums
Ollie Niemeyer - Guitars & Vocals
Harry Fricke - Bass
Michael van Merwyk - Vocals & Guitars

Recorded on august, 15th 2015
at Watt Matters Studio
www.watt-matters-studio.de
Mixed & Mastered by Henning Strandt


Artwork by Michael van Merwyk
Foto by Wös T

New Shoes - 2015
Trackliste

New Shoes

  1. won´t get any better 3:16
  2. warm 4:35
  3. happy man 3:41
  4. lullaby (for emma) 3:58
  5. new shoes 2:46
  6. at least some day 3:11
  7. desire 5:37
  8. lonely days 1:52
  9. heal my wounds 4:15
  10. ain´t no use 7:04
  11. leaving 2:19
CD - Info

2014 - Groove Stew Records

All songs written by
J. Bens, B. Weichinger, O. Gee & M. van Merwyk.

Fotos: Thiemo Theißen;
Artwork: Michael van Merwyk;

Recorded in November 2014 at Skinny Joe´s Roof;

Additional drumrecordings: www.die-tonmeisterei.de;

Engineered and Mixed by „Skinny Joe“ Bens;

Mastered by Jaap Berends (www.jaapberends.nl);

Upclose & Personal - 2014
Trackliste

Upclose & Personal

  1. SHE´S THE BOSS 4:59
  2. DREAMING AGAIN 7:17
  3. THE BEAR 5:45
  4. BLUES KEEPS CALLING MY NAME 5:09
  5. ROAD OF LIFE 7:46
  6. BULLRIDER 7:05
  7. BAD BLUES 5:24
  8. EASE MY PAIN 6:58
  9. TALE SPREADERS 7:49
  10. WILL LOVE FIND ME AGAIN 4:15
  11. MOJO HAND 5:28
CD - Info

2014 - Dixie Frog Records

She´s The Boss, Dreaming Again, Road Of Life, Bullrider and Tale Spreaders written by Larry Garner / Swampjack Music BMI; The Bear, Blues Keeps Calling My Name, Bad Blues, Ease My Pain and Will Love Find Me Again written by Michael van Merwyk; Mojo Hand written by Sam Lightnin Hopkins;

Recorded live on january, 12th 2014 at Claus Grabke Studios

Mixed by Claus Grabke

Mastered by ‚Skinny Joe‘ Bens

Produced by Michael van Merwyk

Photos by Sebel, Moritz Flöhr & Claus Grabke

Artwork by Michael van Merwyk

Vocals & Acoustic Guitar by Larry Garner

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar & Weissenborn by Michael van Merwyk

Bass & Percussion by ‚Skinny Joe‘ Bens

Atmosphere, Handclaps, Shouts & Hollers by a good looking crowd

Guitars by www.coleclarkguitars.com

Ease My Pain - 2014
Trackliste

Ease My Pain

  1. blues keeps calling my name 3:00
  2. happy man 3:06
  3. cheeky darling 2:43
  4. a soul ain`t worth a dime 4:48
  5. i love thinking about my baby 3:44
  6. ease my pain 6:35
CD - Info

2014 - Groove Stew Records

recorded on february, 14th 2014 at skinny joe´s roof studio
mixed & mastered by `skinny joe`Bens
artwork & fotos by michael van merwyk

all songs written by michael van merwyk, jochen bens,
ollie gee, bernhard weichinger except "i love thinking
about my baby" by michael van merwyk, larry garner

michael van merwyk
vocals, acoustic guitar, dobro, weissenborn

jochen ´skinny joe`bens
acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo

bernhard weichinger
snare, cymbal, cajon, percussion

ollie gee - acoustic bass

Darkest Night - 2014
Trackliste

Darkest Night

  1. Good Loving 2:42
  2. I Can´t Sleep 4:07
  3. I´m Gonna Rock Some More 2:37
  4. Ain´t No Bluesman 6:31
  5. Some Cold Rainy Day 3:55
  6. Loose Lips 2:58
  7. Long Cold Winter 3:52
  8. A Million Miles 3:28
  9. Black Ace 5:35
  10. I´ll Try To Forget 3:37
  11. Sir Wilsons Bounce 3:29
  12. It´s Alright 3:47
  13. Darkest Night 5:43
CD - Info

2014 - Groove Stew Records

Produced by
Michael van Merwyk
& Christian Dozzler

Recorded live on 24.04.2013
at Fox Music Studios

Mixed & Mastered by Wolfgang Brammertz
www.foxmusic.de

Fotos by Dirk Schelpmeier
Artwork by Michael van Merwyk

Rough & Easy - 2014
Trackliste

Rough & Easy

  1. I SAW THE LIGHT 3:31
  2. LET ME PLAY WITH YOUR POODLE 3:04
  3. MEMORY PAIN 3:16
  4. LOVE CRAZY 4:37
  5. OVER THE HILL 3:44
  6. KIND OF MAN 3:48
  7. YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION 2:58
  8. SWING ALONG 4:19
  9. YOU CAN`T JUDGE A BOOK 3:21
  10. BLUES IS A WOMAN 3:45
  11. BLUELIGHT BOOGIE 4:31
  12. SHINE 2:53
  13. CAN`T GET NO LOVING ON THE TELEPHONE 2:44
  14. I`LL FLY AWAY 4:03
  15. WHEN YOU`RE SMILING 2:41
  16. IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY 4:13
  17. SOMEDAY 3:24
  18. GLORY OF LOVE 3:04
CD - Info

2014 - Groove Stew Records


Produced by The Delta Boys and Claus Grabke

Recorded live on 19.07.2013
at Claus Grabke Studios
Mixed by Claus Grabke
www.facebook.com/clausgrabkestudios

Illustration by Signario, www.signario.com
Artwork by Michael van Merwyk

New Road - 2012
Trackliste

New Road

  1. New Road 5:15
  2. Gravy 5:18
  3. Darkest Night 3:45
  4. Call My Name 2:56
  5. Next Trouble to Come 3:09
  6. Hooked 6:50
  7. Road to Ruin 5:03
  8. Blue Feeling 6:09
  9. I Still Believe 4:30
  10. Don`t Want To Know 4:32
  11. Diddley Bow 2:20
  12. Love Is Blind 4:52
  13. Lucky As Hell 2:03
  14. Will Love Find Me Again 4:00
CD - Info

2012 - Groove Stew Records

Recorded at “Skinny Joe´s Roof”, Oldenburg, Germany, December 2011. Engineered & mixed by Jochen Bens. Mastered by Jaap Berends www.jaapberends.nl. Produced by Bluesoul

Bluesoul:
Michael van Merwyk - Vocals, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Lapsteels, Weissenborn, Diddley Bow; Jochen Bens - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Resonator Guitar, Banjo, Backing vocals; Olli Gee - Bass; Bernhard Weichinger - Drums, Percussion

Additional Musicians: Martin Esser - Percussion

FRONT PORCH STORIES - 2011
Trackliste

Front Porch Stories

  1. 29 WAYS 2:40
  2. CIRCUMSTANCES 4:20
  3. BIG FAT MAMAS 2:04
  4. COFFEE 2:56
  5. IN THE DARK 2:59
  6. I DON`T WANNA KNOW 4:01
  7. MEMO`S SWING 3:33
  8. BAD BLUES 4:56
  9. I WONDER WHY 3:26
  10. GOING DOWN THE ROAD 2:46
  11. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW 4:56
  12. VOODOO MUSIC 3:41
  13. NOBODY KNOWS ME 3:03
  14. SINGING WATERFALL 3:18
  15. DARK & STORMY NIGHT 5:59
  16. CORINA 2:29
  17. SMILE & WALK 3:41
  18. TENNESSEE WALTZ 3:38
  19. EASE MY PAIN 5:39
CD - Info

2011 - Groove Stew Records

Produced by Michael van Merwyk & Gerd Gorke

Recorded on 30.07.2010
from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
at Cine Event Studio www.cine-p.de

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Peter Pässler

Delta Boys - Photo Wös T
Country - Photos by Rupert Pfeiffer
All photos photoshopped by Michael van Merwyk
Artwork by Michael van Merwyk

The Delta Boys are:
Gerd Gorke - Vocals, Harp
Michael van Merwyk - Vocals, Guitar, Dobro, Weissenborn

The "Front Porch" is a place where music is played, taught and learned from one musician to another - no matter if you play Blues, Folk, Country or whatever comes to mind. A place, where real people communicate through music and stories.

Everybody has his own life with stories about love and loss, about joy and pain, about sunshine and rain...in the end it´s all about the song, about keeping the story alive....probably change it here and there to put your own personality into the song.

The Delta Boys turn every stage into a "Front Porch", where the music is played live, acoustic and with lot´s of soul. You can dance, clown, drink, party, listen, have fun or look for romance, they deliver the Soundtrack to a nice and soulful time.

Strong beat, big voices, wailin´ harmonica and a bunch of good songs, that´s what the Delta Boys are all about. Listen and enjoy!

Catching The Rain - 2009
Trackliste

Catching The Rain

  1. watch out! 4:14
  2. hard way to go 5:27
  3. shut up! 4:43
  4. here comes love 4:00
  5. cheeky darling 3:26
  6. i love thinking about my baby 3:15
  7. tell me ya´ll 5:44
  8. if you want me to leave 3:07
  9. a soul ain´t worth a dime 5:13
  10. the boogalizer 3:50
  11. smile and walk 4:31
  12. love grown cold 4:09
  13. nothing but life 5:41
  14. oh yeah! 4.0 4:38
CD - Info

all songs written by michael van merwyk except track 6 lyrics: larry garner / music: michael van merwyk (swampjack music bmi); track 13 written by larry garner (swampjack music bmi);

musicians:
andreas "ali" arlt - guitar on 1-6, 8, 11, 12, 2nd guitar-solo on 14
erkan özdemir - bass on 1-8, 11-14; 3rd guitar-solo on 14
henk punter - drums
raphael wressnig - organ, wurlitzer
nadja grosspietsch - vocals on 4, background-vocals on 9
larry garner - vocals + guitar on 13, 4th guitar-solo on 14
shedrick nellon - bass on 9
michael van merwyk - vocals + guitar; lap steel on 4, 5, 8

produced by michael van merwyk

recorded on november 17th & 18th 2008
at foxmusic studios telgte, www.foxmusic.de

engineered by wolfgang brammertz

mixed by michael van merwyk & wolfgang brammertz

mastered by wolfgang brammertz

cover-photos by dirk schelpmeier, www.schelpmeier.com
studio-photos by wolfgang brammertz & michael van merwyk
all photos photoshopped by michael van merwyk
artwork by michael van merwyk