Jack Hustinx & The Southern Aces
Jack Hustinx is a singer-songwriter, guitar-player and producer who is a prominent and respected member of the Roots & Americana scene in his native country, The Netherlands.
For the past 18 years he has been spending a lot of time in his second home Austin Texas where he has built rock-solid friendships with local musical cohorts like Malford Milligan, (the late) Stephen Bruton, Patricia Vonne & Robert LaRoche, Derek O’Brien, Harry Bodine, Sheree Smith and many others.
In 2002 Hustinx played, produced, and co-wrote on the critically acclaimed Sweet Cherry Soul album by The Malford Milligan Band. Also, he toured extensively with this band on both sides of the Atlantic during 2002 and 2003, including playing to a full house at Austin’s legendary Antone’s club.
In the 10 years that followed he fronted his own band the Shiner Twins, who by many are considered as the best Roots & Americana band in The Netherlands. The band released three successful and highly acclaimed albums that all reached either the #1 or #2 position on the Euro Americana Chart. Additionally, The Shiner Twins played numerous gigs in the local club circuit and at all the important festivals in The Netherlands and Belgium.
Early in 2013 Jack Hustinx decided it was time to start writing new material with some of his amigos in Austin for a new solo album. For over two years he has been flying back and forth between The Netherlands and Austin, to record new songs with his Austin friends, as well as with John Magnie and Steve Amedee, both core members of the legendary Subdudes from New Orleans.
In between these studio sessions in Texas, contributions from some of his Dutch musical friends were recorded in the Netherlands. “It was a true trip working like this for a while, commuting like a madman between two continents and playing with all these wonderful and talented people” Hustinx said after having finished the whole project.
The result is a stunning collection of great songwriting in a melting pot of styles, all coming from the American southern states. Whether it’s a classic Staxy soulballad with a twist of gospel, Fab T-Birds style R&B, country-flavoured soul in the Muscle Shoals tradition, straight forward Tom Petty-ish rock’n'roll, Doug Sahm style TexMex, or some hot’n'nasty Nawlinz grooves, it’s all there, sounding traditional as well as contemporary, always true to the originals, and performed with a lot of urge and respect.
“Over Yonder” by Jack Hustinx & The Southern Aces is as eclectic a collection of American roots music as you can imagine, supervised by a music architect wearing clogs, what will they think of next?
Southern Aces who have contributed to the new “Over Yonder” album:
Malford Milligan – John Magnie & Steve Amedee (Subdudes) – Harry Bodine – Derek O’Brien – Sheree Smith – Glenda Dotson – Mike Roeder – David Perales – Robert LaRoche – Roel Spanjers – Nicky Hustinx – Roelof Klijn – Jody van Ooijen – Richard van Bergen
2002 – Malford Milligan Band – Sweet Cherry Soul
2006 – Shiner Twins – All In Store
2008 – Shiner Twins – Southern Belles
2011 – Shiner Twins – Four Souls, One Heart
2015 – Jack Hustinx & The Southern Aces – Over Yonder