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Gary's Acoustic Alchemy in Europe

Gary just got back from a whirlwind solo acoustic European tour with ecstatically received performances in Amsterdam, London, Utrecht and Tilburg.

His Oct. 2nd Amsterdam gig at the famed Paradiso marked his 17th appearance at the famous landmark Dutch music venue since debuting there with Captain Beefheart in 1980, and was a feature pick in the Netherlands' national newspaper Het Parool, which accorded Gary a full page color photo in their Sunday magazine. He was joined at the Paradiso, and in Utrecht and Tilburg, by lute master Jozef Van Wissem. Their just released new BvHaast album "The Universe of Absence" is currently making big critical waves with 4 and 5 star reviews, and has just entered the WNYU FM charts in NYC at #6. After his Paradiso show Gary was invited to give a lecture and a masterclass at Amsterdam's famous Music Conservatory, where he spoke and played before an overflow crowd of students, and he is scheduled to make a similar appearance at New York University on Oct. 18th.

In London, Gary also performed live on Charlie Gillett's popular BBC radio program on Saturday night Oct. 2nd and played some of his favorite music, including a rare live version of Gary and Jeff Buckley performing Bob Dylan's "Farewell Angelina", during a game of Radio Ping Pong with Charlie which garnered overwhelming listener response.