(Paul Simon, Bob Dylan et al) selects Gary Lucas as one of his favorite artists in his recent Huffington Post blog:
New York native guitar monster and devilish-voiced composer Gary Lucas lives in his own frequency. A compulsive truth-teller and an earnest artist with a riveting presence. The Grammy-nominated Lucas co-penned Jeff Buckley's "Grace" and "Mojo Pin" and Joan Osborne's "Spider Web", to name a few. Collaborations include the great Captain Beefheart, Jerry Harrison (of Talking Heads), John Cale, Lou Reed, Yael Naim, Iggy Pop, Van Dyke Parks, and Chris Cornell. Lucas's music imagination is infinite, but startwith his take on the Syd Barrett title "Astronomy Domine," from the 1992 album "Gods and Monsters". It's spooky and enigmatic. Currently touring.
RIP Albert Maysles November 26, 1926 - March 5, 2015
A longtime friend of Gary's, who was honored to compose music for the HBO/Maysles Brothers documentary "Lalee's Kin"...photo of Albert Maysles and Gary at Centre Pompidou Paris during a Maysles Brothers retrospective 3/20/2010
Gary is thrilled and honored to have been invited to perform a solo acoustic concert by the U.S. Consulate General Milan on Sat. March 21st...and is bringing along his friend Alessio Franchini to perform some of the songs they are performing Fri. March 20th in their "A Touch of Grace" tribute in Milano
New dates just added: The return of Gods and Monsters at Rough Trade NYC Sat. April 4th...and more!!
Marquee Moon: Gary performed his original live score for "Frankenstein" to a packed AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD 2/27/15
View the poster for Gary's upcoming March tour of Italy
New interview from Polish music site PopUpMusic...and check out a live clip of Gary recently taken by his friend Vlad Oboronko
New book just out: Tamar Barzel's NEW YORK NOISE: RADICAL JEWISH MUSIC AND THE DOWNTOWN SCENE (Indiana University Press), here's an excerpt about Gary's "Golem" project, which he is performing Feb. 26th at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring Maryland
JUST CONFIRMED: TWO ITALIAN SOLO SHOWS with his very special guest Alessio Franchini on Thurs. March 19th at Diavolo Rosso in Asti (Gary's favorite Paolo Conte's hometown) and Mon. March 23rd at Bravo Caffe in Bologna
Gary's performance of THE GOLEM at the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival 2/27 at AFI Silver Theatre in Maryland is a pick in Indiewire.com in their festival wrap-up—scroll down here
Gary starts the new year with a bang next Wed. Jan. 7th at Dixon Place NYC with his solo show "From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond", with his special guest vocalist Sarah Stiles sitting in...check out Gary's new solo acoustic arrangement of Duke Ellington's "Fleurette Africaine"