Emotional Nomads (1998-2007)
“Emotional Nomads” (1998) was the title of JP’s rootsy come-back cd, also the name of his fine new backing band (from 1998 – 2007). With several members of the – now famous – Analogues, guitarist Jac Bico, drummer Leon Klaasse & keyboard player Bart van Poppel. Video: Ferry Boat Song Revisited
The critically acclaimed cd “Bad French” (2007) turned out to be their final album together.
American Tune (2009)
Successful theatre show American Tune (with Yvonne Ebbers).
A newly arrived European journalist sets out on an adventurous fact-finding trip from New York City to San Francisco. Somewhere along the twisted road he picks up disheveled Russian Elena, a former escort girl who dreams of starting a new life in California ….. Video: American Tune
Speak Diary (2011) is a bitter-sweet trip down memory lane (with Yvonne Ebbers and Arnoud van den Berg). JP takes a dive into his collection of teenage demo’s and rerecords some of them. During the sessions he finds a way to make peace with his neglected past. Video: Sad Song In Your Mind
“Storyteller”, live album (solo at Le Perron, 2013). JP at his storytelling best in an intimate café/club setting. As in “A Country Boy from Groningen”, the song highlights the unfortunate quest of a shy young bass player, who decided to leave the security of his backward rural town in order to follow his musical dream. Video: A Country Boy From Groningen. Another song, “The Man, The Woman & The Dog” is a brand new live version of the old Tortilla classic (1971). Video: The Man, The Woman & The Dog