|Herman Brock Jr.|
September 18, 1970|
Terneuzen, The Netherlands|
Americana, bluegrass, outlaw country|
Guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo, autoharp|
Brockettes, Bluegrass Bunch|
Herman Brock Jr. (born September 18, 1970) is a left-handed Dutch bluegrass, Americana and Blues musician, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He is also author of the series 'Secrets of the guitar'.
Herman was born in Winterswijk, and grew up in Terneuzen in the Netherlands. He played guitar with his father Herman Brock Sr's FFFF-band as a teenager.
His main instruments are vocals and guitar, but also plays banjo, mandolin, autoharp and dulcimer.
In 1999 Brock formed the Eurocasters band with bassplayer Lizz Sprangers.
In 2003 the cd 'Straight Up!' was recorded in Palmer, Texas with contributions from a.o. Mike Morgan, Hash Brown en Holland K. Smith.
Brock's last Eurocasters' album 'Coco Loco' was recorded in 2005 in Austin, TX. Produced by Jesse Dayton, with a.o. Erik Hokkanen and Redd Volkaert. Jesse in turn recorded two songs by Herman on his album 'South Austin Sessions'.
In 2006 Brock formed his bluegrass and old-time trio Brock & The Brockettes with Lizz Sprangers and Geertje van den Berg.
Since 2009 he also plays with his Bluegrass band "Brock's Blue Grass Bunch".
- 2009: Brock's Blue Grass Bunch - Brock's Blue Grass Bunch
- 2007: Brock & The Brockettes - Gather around the mic - ASIN: B0011V9R7E
- 2005: Herman Brock Jr. & The Eurocasters - Coco Loco
- 2003: Herman Brock Jr. & The Eurocasters - Straight Up! - ASIN: B000FTKRDG
- 2002: Herman Brock Jr. & The Eurocasters - The Devil's Got A Hold On Me
- 1999: Herman Brock Jr. & The Eurocasters - Demo 1999
As guest musician
- 2005: Jesse Dayton - South Austin Sessions
- 1993: Brock Family - Land Of Jubilee
- 1991: Herman Brock & The FFFF - State 51
Secrets of the guitar - series:
- How to use the CAGED guitar chords system - ASIN: B00A7L7D8O
- How to read tabs and tablature - ASIN: B00796EYRI
- How to play basic open guitar chords for beginners - ASIN: B00BKQR920
- How to play the blues guitar scale in E [minor] - ASIN: B007JWPT26
- How to play the E minor pentatonic scale - ASIN: B007BBYKOI
- How to play the G major pentatonic scale - ASIN: B007ZVGSOO
- How to play the aeolian or natural minor scale in A - ASIN: B007S94IEA
- How to play Do-Re-Mi, the Ionian or major Scale in C - ASIN: B009YK1MIQ
- How to play mixolydian or southern rock scale in G - ASIN: B00AY79J6U