THE BLUES community needs no introduction to Hans Theessink or Terry Evans; acclaimed alone, their one collaboration, Visions , is a collectable of stripped-down blues created by artists and recorded by craftsmen in the way Tincanland loves: come prepared, find a groove, and leave before a producer can overthink it (playlist above).

The pair met 20 years ago on the festival circuit but because Theessink lives in Vienna and Evans in L.A. they are rarely in the same place at the same time. They’ve recorded once – in a 2-day session – and perform together rarely. Sunday at a small arts and music festival in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., they played together in North America for the first time. Afterwards they sat down with Tincanland for a chat, first about Visions and then about blues in general in 2011.