Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings

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Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings

“A cold beer, a hot date and the Lustre Kings. Real roots rock and roll never sounded so good.”

WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Albany, NY

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The Albany, NY, based roots rock combo is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with its fifth album, Go Green, and a steady string of dates from New York to New Orleans. The Lustre Kings offer Americana at its reverb-driven best, with a distinctive sonic stamp courtesy Gamsjager’s Gretsch and his great big voice.

Beginning with 1995’s Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll, the band staked a claim to a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, leaning also on touchstones of country, blues and R&B. Other artists, like the famed “Queen of Rock,” Wanda Jackson, hear the authenticity in The Lustre Kings. Perhaps that’s why she hired Gamsjager and the group as her backing unit for many tours.

“I have worked with many bands around the world through the years,” Jackson says, “and none are better than Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings. Their fine showmanship and musical ability make them the greatest in my book. They rock!!”