Dieter van der Westen is an Amsterdam based artist active in the field of World and Americana. His second solo album titled "Old oak tree" was released in 2016 and includes ten brand new tracks. The album got great reviews from Heaven music magazine and music critics.
Inspired by World and Americana musicians and artists, Dieter started ten years ago to write and record his own songs. His first album Save my memories' was released in 2008. Songs from the album were broadcasted on Dutch national and local radio and were also used for documentaries. Dieter uses preferably acoustic instruments in his music. The lyrics are associative and partly autobiographical, the melodies are simple and pure.
Dieter is also one of the driving forces behind the North African musicgroup KASBA with which he is internationally active in Europe, Africa and South America and with which he had two nr 1 hitsingles in the North African music charts. In the Netherlands Dieter worked with local known artists like Thé Lau, Blof, Paul de Leeuw, Frank Boeijen, Ali B, Eric Vloeimans, Gerard van Maasakkers, Eric Vloeimans, Astrid Nijgh and the Grammy award winning Metropole Orchestra.