Tip Jar is the band of Bart de Win and Arianne Knegt. After having recorded a couple of duets for Bart's solo albums, the two discovered their voices blended together naturally. They decided to start a more duet based collaboration, involving their various musical friends from all over the world, and that's how Tip Jar was born. Bart and Arianne write songs together and record them in a pure and honest manner, always letting the essence and character of the song prevail. Their music is greatly inspired by Tip Jar's tours through the Texas Hill Country. The USA-Netherlands connection is vividly present on all of their albums, both in the choice of the musicians they work with and the overall americana atmosphere. Tip Jar operates in the americana genre, on the hippie side of country, with influences of pop and jazz. They have released four albums so far.