Onward

Tip Jar

Songs about love and life. Americana on the hippie side of country, with influences of pop and jazz.

Struggling against the tides we keep on believing, loving and creating. There is always a new freight train around the bend. And it will keep on rolling. Onward. Always.

Arianne Knegt: vocal
Bart de Win: piano, accordeon, vocal
Walt Wilkins: guitar, vocal Harry Hendriks: guitar, banjo
Corby Craig Schaub: guitar
Ray Rodriguez: drums
Bill Small: bass, vocal Pat Manske: tambourine
Tina Mitchell Wilkins: vocal
Jimmy Davis: vocal Marian Brackney: violin Joost van Es: violin BJ Baartmans: bouzouki, dobro Recorded by Ron Flynt at the Jumping Dog Studio, Austin, Texas Mixed by Pat Manske at The Zone, Dripping Springs, Texas Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam Photography by Mark Engelen, Rotterdam Artwork by Leon Lenders for Das Buro, Rotterdam

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Keep on Rolling

Tip Jar

Steaming mid tempo countryrock anthem with sparkling vocal harmonies.

Tip Jar is the band of Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt, involving their various musical friends from all over the world. Songs about love and life. Americana on the hippie side of country, with influences of pop and jazz.

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Never Sing the Blues

Tip Jar

Seventies hippie music meets countryrock, with some European flavors on top.

'Never sing the blues' is the second single of Tip Jar's third album (also available through CD Baby on both vinyl and cd) 'Gemstone Road'. It was recorded at the Jumping Dog Studio in Austin, Texas, mixed at The Zone, Dripping Springs, Texas and mastered at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The album was produced by Walt Wilkins, Ron Flynt & Tip Jar.
Single cover artwork picture by Wil Crooymans, Netherlands. Single cover artwork design by Leon Lenders for Das Buro, Rotterdam, Netherlands. 'Never sing the blues' was written by Bart de Win & Arianne Knegt. Arianne Knegt: vocal
Bart de Win: piano, vocal
Walt Wilkins: guitar, vocal
Harry Hendriks: lead guitar Ron Flynt: Wurlitzer
Ray Rodriguez: drums
Bill Small: bass, vocal
Pat Manske: tambourine
Tina Mitchell Wilkins: vocal
Jimmy Davis: vocal

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Gemstone Road

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Seventies hippie pop & country. Tip Jar’s music is greatly inspired by Bart & Arianne’s tours through the Texas Hill Country.

Gemstone Road is Tip Jar's third album since Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt started writing songs together. They recorded the album, which was produced by Walt Wilkins & Ron Flynt, in beautiful Texas, with their longtime musicial friends. It's a blend of pop, americana, country & folk, with a touch of jaz too. The essence and character of the songs always prevail. Tip Jar’s music is greatly inspired by Bart & Arianne’s tours through the Texas Hill Country. Pure and honest music.

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Gemstone Road

Tip Jar

And on vinyl too! Pure and honest original songs about love and life. Recorded in Austin Texas.

‘Never sing the blues’, ‘Rosie’ and ‘Like a child’ were written by Arianne Knegt and Bart de Win. All other songs were written by Bart de Win. Produced by Walt Wilkins, Ron Flynt & Tip Jar Recorded by Ron Flynt at the Jumping Dog Studio, Austin, Texas, USA www.jumpingdogstudios.com Mixed by Pat Manske at The Zone, Dripping Springs, Texas, USA - www.thezonerecordingstudio.com Additional recordings - vocals Jimmy Davis & tambourine Pat Manske were recorded in The Zone Dripping Springs, Texas, USA - Harry Hendriks recorded his parts in Boxtel, NL - Clarinet recorded by Gilad Atzmon in his studio, London, UK - Violin recorded by André van de Bunt in Utrecht, NL - www.buntstudio.nl Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering Amsterdam, NL - www.amsterdammastering.com Artwork Photography by Wil Crooymans - www.abpictures.nl Artwork design by Leon Lenders at Das Buro www.dasburo.nl

Tip Jar would like to thank Walt Wilkins and Ron Flynt for their effortless mastery, sweet friendship, patience and trust, Pat Manske for being Pat Manske and all the great musicians for sharing their talents. It means a lot to us. Thank you Mystiqueros and the Wilkins clan for making us feel at home. We never saw it coming that Texas would become our second home. We love you all and we feel homesick whenever we’re not with you. Special thanks to Harry Hendriks, our string guru and full Tip Jar member.

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Gemstone Road

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First single & title cut of the album Gemstone Road. Produced by Walt Wilkins, recorded in the Jumping Dog Studio, Austin Texas, mixed in The Zone, Dripping Springs Texas, mastered at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam Netherlands.

The song Gemstone Road was written by Bart de Win, produced by Walt Wilkins, Ron Flynt & Tip Jar and recorded in January 2017 at the Jumping Dog Studio in Austin, Texas. Musicians: Bart de Win: acoustic guitar, wurlitzer, vocal Arianne Knegt: vocal Corby Craig Schaub: electric guitar Bill Small: bass, vocal Ray Rodriguez: drums

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Let Go

Tip Jar

A very intense, warm and sparkling album of americana ballads, countryrock, acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies.

We're proud to present this beautiful collection of songs. As writer and composer Bart de Win said after he'd been recording the album with his musician friends: "It's always a joyful thing to hear and see real musical energy emerging out of a brain scrapbook." We hope you can share our excitement and enjoy the music!

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Back Porch

Tip Jar

Pure and honest songs from the back porch.

Tip Jar is a musical project of Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt. After having recorded a couple of duets for Bart's solo albums, the two discovered that their voices blended in a natural way. They decided to create room for a duet based collaboration and that's how Tip Jar was born. Bart and Arianne started to write songs together, and recorded them in a pure and honest manner, always letting the essence and character of the song prevail.

Bart studied jazzpiano and -vocals at the conservatory, but got inspired by americana music, and his interests developed in a more rootsy direction. His jazz background blended in easily. Bart's music has been described as a crossover between americana, blues, gospel & jazz. His band The Simple Life is a line-up of fine musicians famous for delicate arranging and playing. Bart has his very own unique and rootsy sound.

Arianne started singing in bands and choirs during her school days. Later she was lead singer in Marylou & The Good Old Boys, a country and rockabilly band. Since 2009 Arianne is one of the voices of The Simple Life. She has a passion for attending concerts, and regularly writes reviews for the music website Folkforum. Next to her vocal and songwriting contributions she takes care of the promotion of Bart de Win & The Simple Life and Tip Jar.

Backporch was recorded at the Daltoon Studio by Eric van de Lest, with the help of some wonderful musicians: Harry Hendriks, Rinus Raaijmakers, Joost van Es, Tonnie Ector, René van Mierlo, Martijn de Win, Bill Small, Jimmy 'Daddy' Davis & Walt Wilkins.

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