TRIAL LAWYER HALL OF FAME ATTORNEY/BANDLEADER PREMIERES
POWERFUL LYRIC VISUAL HERALDING NEW LP
CONCERT TOUR BEGINS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH
AT NEW YORK CITY’S ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL – STAGE 2
EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE BILLS WITH COWBOY MOUTH ALSO SLATED
FOR PENSACOLA, FL AND ROCKY MOUNT, VA
The Gary Douglas Band has unveiled a powerful new lyric video heralding their hugely anticipated new album, DEEP IN THE WATER. “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” is streaming now at the official Gary Douglas YouTube channel. DEEP IN THE WATER is also available now on all digital stores and streaming platforms.
Gary Douglas has long been waging battle with the forces of greed and injustice, both as rebel rocker and as a Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame attorney who spends each and every day fighting for workers rights and the victims of corporate greed. The “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” lyric visual touches upon Douglas’ unstinting belief that people have the power, weaving striking footage of recent protests and political rallies with an optimistic – but by no means rose-colored – view that still holds the American ideal as a promised land of equality, compassion, and opportunity.
Vents Magazine recently declared the track to be “a thoughtful and relevant reflection on modern American society…Douglas has a message he wants to get across and it isn’t a particularly cheerful one, but there’s a spirit of community spicing up this song that gives listeners a sense that, no matter how bad things are or get, we’re all in this together. It’s a wise antidote to his unsparing depiction of the current world where we live.”
Indeed, “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” also reflects Douglas’ recent legal efforts on behalf of multiple plaintiffs battling DuPont for injuries sustained by the chemical giant’s illegal dumping of the dangerous chemical C8 into the Ohio River – a landmark lawsuit soon to be dramatized in a new film from award-winning director Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Carol). Douglas spearheaded the milestone litigation, representing the unsuspecting communities along the Ohio River Valley to whom DuPont referred in internal documents to as “‘human receptors.”‘ Much like the recent ruling against Monsanto in California, Douglas won a series of record-shattering settlements in the multi-district litigation, earning more than $700 million in punitive damages after juries agreed DuPont had acted with a “‘conscious disregard”‘ for the health and well-being of the families living along the river in Ohio and West Virginia.
One of American music’s most urgent and uplifting live outfits, known for sold out headline dates and tours supporting such artists as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Paul Thorn, and John Eddie, the Gary Douglas Band has slated a number of upcoming live dates surrounding the release of DEEP IN THE WATER. First up, the New York City-based band will rock their hometown with an intimate showcase performance at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 2, slated for Saturday, October 20th at 7 pm. The Gary Douglas Band will then team with Cowboy Mouth for a pair of eagerly awaited double bills at Pensacola, FL’s Vinyl Music Hall, set for Friday, October 26th (TICKETS) and Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center on Friday, November 2nd (TICKETS). Additional dates will be announced soon.
“‘I always feel best at these clubs where the whole place is jumping,”‘ Douglas says. “When the place is packed and rocking, that’s it. That’s all I want. That’s what it’s about for me.”‘
Along with landmark legal victories against such monolithic foes as Big Pharma and the tobacco industry, Douglas – who was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame earlier this year, joining such legal giants as Thurgood Marshall, Morris Dees, and William Kuntsler – has somehow found equal time to lead his Gary Douglas Band for more than four years, lighting it up night after night with blazing guitars, anthemic hooks, and a potent lyricism that rings out with its craft, confidence, and striking conviction.
DEEP IN THE WATER fully catapults The Gary Douglas Band to the forefront of Americana and heartland rock ‘n’ roll, its powerful themes and searing truths perhaps more relevant now than ever before. Produced and mixed by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Warren Zevon) and co-produced by chart-topping songwriter/producer Darrell Brown (Keith Urban, Radney Foster), DEEP IN THE WATER sees the Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter backed by an all-star lineup of friends and fans that includes Southside Johnny and his Asbury Jukes keyboardist Jeff Kazee, The Mavericks’ Raul Malo and Paul Deakin, The Jayhawks’ Jennifer Gunderman, guitarist Josh Leo, saxophonist Nicholas Biello, and a host of Nashville’s finest session players. Songs such as “‘Nothing Ever Goes As Planned”‘ and “‘Devil In Her Soul”‘ reflect the deep rift in the very fabric of our society, a division and dysfunction that threatens to tear us apart without some unifying rallying cry to bring us together.
Upcoming Tour Dates
October 26, 2018 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
November 2, 2018 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA
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