Just Another Place In The Universe is the second collaboration from Belgian blues legend Roland Van Campenhout and Cologne based label Meyer Records. As with 2012's very successful Da Blues Iz A-Coming, their newest endeavor features recordings from two concerts at the Theater der Keller in Cologne, the first being on May 23, 2014 and the second on November 2 of the same year. Roland Van Campenhout has been an active blues musician since the early 1960s and internationally renowned since 1969. He has played with Rory Gallagher, Leo Kottke, Tim Hardin, and Ian Anderson amongst many others.
For this project he invited Belgian violinist and blues virtuoso Nils De Caster, known for his acting role in the fabulous independent movie The Broken Circle (which he also contributed the music). The second guest is Richard Bargel, one of the most influential musicians in the German blues scene. Bargel even wrote the song "Two Old Mules" for the occasion – a humorous homage to the old blues 'mules' Roland and Richard.
Roland (as he is simply known in his home country) not only presented original songs to the proceedings but also covers songs by Eddi Reader, Lonnie Johnson, Butch McDade, James Hooker Brown and Doc Watson, all presented in his own, particularly gnarly voice. No excursions into world music this time around, rather straight ahead blues and folk blues, sometimes in a duet with Nils De Caster and Richard Bargel, and enriched by slide guitar, violin or mandolin throughout.