The BluesBreakers was founded in 1995 by Dik Korving (guitar and vocals), one of the first people to adopt the blues in the Netherlands. The band was a spinoff of the White Bluesband, that had been playing all over Europe from the 70s. This makes the BluesBreakers one of the oldest Dutch blues formations still performing today. Where most blues bands in northern Europe have made a shift towards the bluesrock, the BluesBreakers stick to traditional blues, but explore all styles and options within that framework. At the same time the band attempts to give a European twist to the music. This is illustrated perfectly by the album cover of their 2012 CD Riverside, that does not portrait American juke joint or inner-city neon signs, but typical Dutch windmills in an idyllic meadow.