Robbert Fossen, born in 1969, started singing the blues in the late eighties. Later on he picked up harmonica, guitar and bass. With bands like A Crossroads Deal, The Robbert Fossen Blues Band, The Fossen & Struijk Band and others he did a lot of shows in and around the Netherlands.
Robbert won the Blues Award as Best Dutch Blues Vocalist 2014. Together with Peter Struijk he won the Dutch Blues Challenge 2012 and made it to the finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (2013), as the first ever Dutch Blues act. October 2016 he won the Dutch Blues Challenge again with the young and talented piano player Dave Warmerdam.
At Vlieblues Robbert will be playing with Lothar Wijnvoord. Lothar was born in 1996. He grew up in a musical family and blues is an important part of his musical education. At 11 his father taught him the first chords on the guitar and soon after he searched for original versions of the songs played by his inspirers. Eric Clapton and Peter Green have been of main influence on Lothars guitar playing.