Released: 10 Jan 2020
Jack Poels (62, America, Noord-Limburg), is known as singer/guitarist of Rowwen Hèze (started in 1985). After 35 years of highlights (awards, international festivals, tours and an oeuvre full of hits of which no less than seven reached the Top2000 this year, coming from 23 albums that sold almost a million copies combined), Jack Poels released his very first solo album on March 27 on Snowstar Records.
First single of the album is 'Elf oaver elf'. The music is based on 'Virginia May' by Gregory Alan Isakov. Jack Poels explains: "In the Virginia May lyrics I read about a searchlight, a beacon. Then I thought of the pictures I have been taking here for years in my garden, of the church in our village. The view is always there, under all weather conditions. I walk through the village in the shadow of the church tower and at night on the way back home I look up to see what time it is. When I travel I try to catch a last glimpse of it from the train. That tower is a beacon, rain or shine. It makes time stand still, preferably on eleven past eleven."