After more than 8,000 concerts and 50 years on the road, Hans Theessink has established himself as an institution in the world of roots music. His soulful renditions of solo acoustic blues have become his trademark, and with his resonant voice, distinctive guitar style, and effortless groove, the Dutch musician and adopted Viennese is in high demand worldwide. His tours have taken him across Europe, North America, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. In the United States – the home of the blues – Hans is the only European consistently invited to perform at the largest blues, roots, jazz, and folk festivals, always guaranteeing top-notch blues and roots music. The American press has dubbed the two-time Amadeus Award winner and recipient of the Golden Merit Award of the City of Vienna an "international blues treasure." The legendary Bo Diddley once remarked, "A hell of a good guitarist." Enthusiastic reviews, awards, and nominations have continuously acknowledged the high quality of his work. In 2011, the biography "Big Bill's Guitar" by music journalist Dietmar Hoscher, featuring forewords by Georg Danzer and Michael Köhlmeier, was released. Hans was inducted into the Dutch Blues Hall of Fame in 2018.
He has released 30 albums, a songbook, an instructional video, and a DVD. The guest list on his recordings is filled with prominent figures, ranging from country and western icons like Dolly Parton and Cowboy Jack Clement to folk legends such as Arlo Guthrie, Donovan, The Dubliners, Richard Thompson, and Derroll Adams, as well as funk luminaries like Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, and Pee Wee Ellis, and exceptional blues artists like Ry Cooder, The Holmes Brothers, Charles Brown, and Terry Evans.