De Dijk in Open Air Theatre Mariahout

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Now or Now

Across the empty land of Texas
To Moscow and beyond
From the jungle of Surinam
To the coast of Puglia

De Dijk has performed all over the world. In bars and in stadiums. On the waterfront and on Red Square. They made a record with the legendary Solomon Burke, received many gold and platinum albums and won every award there is. The roots of their music lie in the Deep South: New Orleans, Muscle Shoals and Memphis, Tennessee.

But for the new album, they came home.

That blue in the sky
That glimmer of sunshine
In the silver water
And us here on our balcony

Those moments of Dutch happiness. …

Now or Now

Across the empty land of Texas
To Moscow and beyond
From the jungle of Surinam
To the coast of Puglia

De Dijk has performed all over the world. In bars and in stadiums. On the waterfront and on Red Square. They made a record with the legendary Solomon Burke, received many gold and platinum albums and won every award there is. The roots of their music lie in the Deep South: New Orleans, Muscle Shoals and Memphis, Tennessee.

But for the new album, they came home.

That blue in the sky
That glimmer of sunshine
In the silver water
And us here on our balcony

Those moments of Dutch happiness. Huub van der Lubbe cherishes them, while he still can. An Indian summer evening on the balcony, with a glass of wine and the bronze-brown face of his beloved. He knows: It's now, now or now. This is only once. This now is only once - once and never again.

The poetry of every day. Very dear, very close. Nobody does this better than De Dijk. Their songs are the soundtrack of our street scene.

The album is wide awake. Here is a band that has just been invented and has always existed. The brand new melodies sound as logical as an old sofa. Just now you didn't know them. Now they are your best friends.

Nu of Nou was recorded in Studio 150, which after years in the Jordaan moved to the Bethlehem church in Amsterdam Noord, renovated in every detail. The sound is perfect. Every note hangs clearly in the high space. You can hear the warmth and colour of the stained glass. All the songs were recorded in one or two takes, the whole band at once, including sometimes three horns and even a string quartet.

The beauty of the new album lies in what the men do not do. Their music is never barren, but the band has seldom sounded so sophisticated. They are audibly restrained. They lie in wait constantly but only strike at the last moment.

Stay, stay a while
Stay a little longer before you go
Then I'll pour you something
That's easy to talk to
We are not in a hurry
Even though it's late

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Mariastraat 27 a
5738AH Mariahout
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  • €35.00