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GARY LUCAS PLAYS TWO FESTIVAL SHOWS IN THE NETHERLANDS--SOLO AND WITH DUTCH BASSIST PETER WILLEMS / MORE NEWS

Gary Lucas accompanies the legendary 1931 Spanish-language "Dracula" with his original live solo score at the SO WHAT'S NEXT FESTIVAL in Eindhoven Netherlands 10/31/20 photo by Marieke Meischke

GARY LUCAS is back in NYC after a 3 week long residency in the Netherlands, where he appeared live twice at the SO WHAT"S NEXT FESTIVAL in Eindhoven over Halloween weekend.

Due to the pandemic restrictions the shows were performed live in a theater and live-streamed on the festival website.

You can see Gary's full performance accompanying Spanish "Dracula" here on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/sowhatsnextfestival/videos/3711648645520994

Lucas and acoustic bass virtuoso and singer Peter Willems also debuted their new duo project live-streamed from the festival, and later convened in Maastricht to record their debut album which is currently being mixed.

Gary Lucas was so honoured to be able to travel to the Netherlandsthe first country in Europe that took to his music in a big way, going back to the late 80's.

Because of the pandemic and the travel ban on US citizens abroad, Lucas was nearly turned away at JFK trying to board his flight - but at the 11th hour authorization come through from Dutch Immigration authorities allowing Gary to board his plane and enter the country on arrival in Amsterdam.

On Jan. 29th 2021, Gary Lucas' 40-year retrospective double album "THE ESSENTIAL GARY LUCAS" will be released on Rare Lumiere / Knitting Factory Records.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE ALBUM:

"Thanks to his fearless attitude and agility, Lucas shape shifts like a chameleon in tune with whatever soundscape he finds himself in"

GUITAR WORLD

"Poetry that illuminates the entire emotional and sonic spectrum of guitar"

-PREMIER GUITAR

"FOUR STARSIf you've wondered whether a Mandarin take on 'All Along the Watch Tower' could be as haunting as Bob Dylan's original, the answer is a definitive 'yes' "

-SYDNEY MORNING HERALD



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