Alan Laws and Rene Tweehuysen both share a passion for the blues. In 2007 'The Mudbirds' became a reality. With their unusual combination of dobro and blues harp they have created a new sound. Powerful rhythmic blues with subtle harmonies. Inspired by acoustic pre-war blues they have developed a highly original style, also expressed in their own compositions. Alan Laws started as a busker on the London underground in the seventies, and was active for many years in the blues scene. He gained a reputation as a virtuoso bluesharp player. His music has always been a mixture of blues, gospel and jazz, often performed in a duo of trio. In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands, and has been active there ever since . René Tweehuysen is one of the few players in the Netherlands who plays the blues on a dobro. By fully using the haunting/ 'lonesome sound' of this instrument he is able to add his own personal en dynamic colour to the music.