New album

Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse

Ways And Needs album cover

Buy it in our store

Released on Continental Records Europe and distributed by V2.

Available in our store

Point Quiet album cover

Point Quiet album

Released on Continental Records Europe and distributed by V2.

Deseronto

Deseronto is a small town in Ontario, Canada. And it's the title of the album that we released back in the days, before we were Point Quiet.

Deseronto cover

We've got some left in our store.

Ways & Needs - The Video

News

Video impression & interview from De Zwarte Ruiter
March 12, 2015

Video by 3voor12 Den Haag

An interview with Jan
March 8, 2015

BN De Stem had a nice interview (our own copy here) with Jan, our hero on dobro and pedal steel and banjo and accordeon and trumpet and mandoline and much more. He talks about how he grew up in the small town of Ulvenhout, about his love for all stringed instruments and especially the dobro and about his shows with comedy legend Freek de Jonge. And we get to know if he and Sonja will ever get married.

The pictures were taken in Ulvenhout by Ron Magielse.

De Zwarte Ruiter, Den Haag, February 2015
February 27, 2015

Picture by Roland Wichser, stolen from 3voor12 Den Haag. There's more at their place.

Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse - the video
February 18, 2015

Video by Simone. Footage shot by Leonie Kuizenga at De Parel Van Zuilen, Utrecht.

Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse released today
February 16, 2015

It's official, we have a new album. Release date: today! We're very happy with the response we got up to now. So, with pride, we present some press quotes below, in Dutch, English and German. Maybe, after reading them, you might consider to visit our store? Or read all the reviews on our Press page.

Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse press quotes

"We waren erop de redactie kapot van dit nummer, trouwens de hele plaat mag er wezen"
Jan Donkers on Gonzo's return, KX Radio

"een album van internationale allure dat ze overal op de wereld mogen horen."
Heaven (pdf)

"een slag in het gezicht met een fluwelen behandschoende vuist"
RifRaf (pdf)

"Point Quiet macht Musik, die traumhafte Schatten wirft und wo Schatten sind, ist auch Licht"
RockTimes

"We hopen dan ook van harte dat het album “Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse” van deze groep op de welverdiende erkenning van vele liefhebbers van uitstekende muziek zal mogen rekenen"
Rootstime.be

"A bit of Tex Mex by using trumpet, trombone and accordion, a nod to Ennio Morricone in the intro of Trembling Star, old school country slide guitar in The Man I Once Was, this is a band wearing their influences up front."
Here Comes The Flood

3voor12 Den Haag
February 4, 2015

3voor12 Den Haag selected us as their favourite band for this month. This means you can see and hear us a lot in the Den Haag area, this February.

  • Monday next week, the 9th, we'll be playing and talking in Stork On Air on Den Haag FM
  • On Wednesday the 25th we'll play in De Zwarte Ruiter
  • And on Saturday the 28th there will be a video impression on Den Haag TV

And don't forget there's also our gig in De Regentenkamer on Sunday the 22nd, in the afternoon.

Before we start our Den Haag tour, we'll be playing in Amsterdam first. Tomorrow, in Dokhuis Galerie

Lyrics
January 20, 2015

We've updated our Lyrics page, with all the words from all the songs on our forthcoming album Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse. To give you an idea of what's going on in the mind of our lead poet and singer Pascal, here's one of them.

Told

I happen to find vanishing ghosts
In the waves licking the shores through eternity
I could never fight that most tender love
That keeps hiding inside tales rooted deep in honesty

The day seems to fade, and I feel a bit strange
Should I see your face again, I just wouldn't hide anymore

Later the Sun will rise, the break of dawn
Will cut the bones of stranger dreams floating on our songs
The streets were empty last night, only the shadows
Of long-gone lovers were seen dancing, or so I've been told

The day seems to fade, and I feel a bit strange
Should I see your face again, I just wouldn't hide anymore

First reviews & a picture from Concerto
January 3, 2015

The first reviews of our new album have arrived. And they're good! Check them out on White Room Reviews and Here Comes The Flood. In the sidebar on the left of this news message you can find some songs and samples and a link to our store, in case you'd like to pre order the album.

In December we did a pre release presentation of the new album in the Concerto record store in Amsterdam. Here's a great picture by Funs Kessen.

'Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse' coming soon!
December 18, 2014

Our new album 'Ways And Needs Of A Night Horse' will be released on the 16th of February by Continental Records Europe.

We promise you eleven songs of loss, hope and trust, in our signature dark Americana sound.

You can pre order the album in our store now, for a reduced price of only € 12,--.

Or have a listen:

Concerto
December 3, 2014

Wishing you a beautiful fall
October 16, 2014

Picture by John Topp

More pictures from De Parel van Zuilen, October 6
October 11, 2014

 

Pictures by Henk Hennuïn, from his Facebook page.

De Parel van Zuilen, October 6, Jan's shoes
October 7, 2014

Picture by Xandra Manuputty

Grimhuysenpark, Ulvenhout, August 7
August 11, 2014

 

Pictures by the Grimhuysenpark concert organisers. You can find many more on their Facebook page.

Live at Radio 1, May 25
May 26, 2014

We had a great time yesterday, at the Radio 1 studio, playing The Man I Once Was on Dit Is De Dag. Thanks to everyone over there for being very hospitable en all round nice people!. Here's a recording from yesterday, including the teaser we played at the start of the show and presenter Margje Fikse interviewing Pascal: Point Quiet live on Dit Is de Dag, Radio 1.

And while we're at it, we found an old recording of Anchors And Birds from a Radio 1 show as well. Played in Villa VPRO, in October 2010. Ain't time going fast?

The Man I Once Was
April 18, 2014

De Vorstin
February 26, 2014

Look what we found in a box on the attic! Some great pics by José Löhr of our gig at De Vorstin in Hilversum. They give us that 'looking forward to be on the road again' feeling. And that's exactly what we are planning to do within a few months, with lots of new songs to play!

De Vorstin, Hilversum De Vorstin, Hilversum De Vorstin, Hilversum De Vorstin, Hilversum De Vorstin, Hilversum De Vorstin, Hilversum

 

AltCountry.nl
January 14, 2014

AltCountryNl logo Leo Kattestaart wrote a very nice blog post (in Dutch) on AltCountry.nl. We do appreciate it, Leo!

And, talking about Leo: if you happen to live in the Rotterdam or Den Haag area, you should keep an eye on The Lock Keepers. It's Leo & friends, organizing great live gigs in Grand café De Waker in Maassluis.

Club Calotte @ Melkweg, October 28
October 23, 2013

Calotte Arend Bouwmeester invited us to come and play in his oh so fabulous Club Calotte, this Monday. He didn't have to ask twice! Club Calotte moved from Bellevue to the Melkweg. Joining the party: the Will Sophie Band, Nanette Drazic, Theo Sieben and Laurens Joensen. And you?

Ontspoord by De Toneelmakerij
September 23, 2013

It's been pretty quiet here for some time. It's just that we were busy recording our new album and, let's be honest, dealing with everyday life. We hope we can give you some news on our new album pretty soon!

Ontspoord by De Toneelmakerij

For now, we just want to tell you that you might like to visit Ontspoord by De Toneelmakerij, if you happen to be somewhere in The Netherlands this Autumn. It's the Dutch version of Naomi Wallace's "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek", with music from Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, Tom Petty, Steve Earl, Alison Krauss, to name a few. And from us! Frédérique Spigt and Bob Fosko sing Long May You Hide, and it opens with the untitled ghost track from our first album, played live by their excellent band! Our thanks go out to Frédérique Spigt and all at De Toneelmakerij!

Groninger Museum Live
September 23, 2012

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More? Klaas Guchelaar made this great pic for Fileunder's "Zonder Woorden" section.

Update: More cool pics on Klaas' blog.

Recordings - Jan live in action
September 8, 2012

Jan recording

The Drum Room
August 23, 2012

Drum Room

Paradiso, soundchecking the harmonium
July 29, 2012

Paradiso, July 2012

Painting Canada
June 30, 2012

The Groninger Museum invited us to contribute a song to the audio tour for their Painting Canada exposition, which opens today. We're very proud to present our very own The West Wind.

The West Wind by Tom Thomson

This song was actually born from the painting. Or more precisely, the painting triggered images and memories, merging and dancing with each other, until they spawned a short story, on which the song is based: a lost love and a lost past, kept alive by a man on the (somewhat figurative) shores of a lake, until lost is found again, but whether it is real or not is largely up to the listener. In real life, this painting reminded me of the lakes seen while being on tour in Canada, from the greater ones in Ontario to the smaller ones spread over northern Quebec, and the always nostalgic feeling they produced, maybe linked to memories of beaches of my home region (les Landes in France) at Fall. All great places for melancholia, which we now share with you.

Oh, and we'll play in the museum on September 22, with two other bands taking part in the audio tour: Kit Soden and House of Wolves. We think it's going to be a very, very special night.

Post gig contemplation in Weert
June 2, 2012

Weert, May 2012

The West Wind
May 19, 2012

The West Wind

Painting Canada - Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, June 30 to September 30, Groninger Museum, Groningen.

More on The West Wind and the exposition: some day soon on this website...

The Long Goodbye - hand written
April 16, 2012

Just to show you what the original version looks like. On squared paper, in a small note book. Click on the image to see the full version.

Long Goodbye

Fort Worth Blues (2)
March 19, 2012

Video by Simone. Feel free to download the mp3

Bellevue backstage
February 29, 2012

Braving the gods of adversity (by ways of public transports imperatives, variable-geometry schedule and other infrabass invasion from a nearby performance), we had fun (and a bad case of collective nerves) on Monday night in Amsterdam and we stayed the course on stage. How could it be otherwise, when the dressing-room atmosphere looked like this?

Fort Worth Blues
February 24, 2012

We're currently recording our new album, but we sure didn't want to leave you in a long, dark silence, especially in winter. Which is why, from now on, you'll find covers regularly posted on our site, recorded guerilla-style: fast, raw and heartfelt. Just like us (excepted for the " fast" part...). We start with our own humble rendition of Steve Earle's jewel: Fort Worth Blues. Written with Townes van Zandt in mind, but universal in its poignancy and humanity, this song tells you why Texas keeps calling those who ever set a foot there. Yours truly, included. And it speaks of friendship, love and wanderlust. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed covering it.