(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.
3 new reviews of TOUCHED BY GRACE just in...from artist Andrea Szurczik-Wallenta, musician Mark Prescott, and writer Chris Burbul:
"The wonderful touching real story of two genius musicians. A look inside the music biz and a honest report about living as an independent artist. Very brilliantly written, encouraging for all artists."
"Brilliantly written. Compelling, a true story. This book is all heart and Rock n Roll."
"Fantastic book! Finished it about a month ago. A classic rock and roll tale well told! Bravo Gary!"
Gary was interviewed by Co de Kloet on Sept. 30th on national Dutch Radio 6
Updates made to the pics
An article in the Long Island Weekly about a video shoot yesterday 9/16 for Gary's new Lucas Klose project with singer Jann Klose
Added "The Music (Songs You May Have Missed)" to the discography
Gary's "Grace" tribute this Sun. at Baby's Alright a pick in the Village Voice
Sun. Oct. 5th Gary's new acoustic duo LUCAS KLOSE with singer Jann Klose, performs at a relaxed Sunday Social gathering at the LIC BAR 45-58 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City
Thurs. Dec. 18th Gary is on the panel of "From Genesis to Kings: Jewish Punk and its Aftermath" at the 92nd Street Y, organized by Steven Lee Beeber author of "The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's" with Handsome Dick Manitoba and more luminaries
Check out the world premiere of Gary's new live score for "Frankenstein" at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem this Halloween!
Gary announces the grand prize winner of the Hookist Songwriting Collaboration!
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of "Grace", collaborate with Gary and write the lyrics to music he wrote with Jeff in mind—meet him at Hookist.com!
Nice review of "Touched By Grace" from the Captain Beefheart Radar Station's Steve Froy
Gary had a terrific live debut for his new FLEISCHEREI project (Music from Max Fleischer's Betty Boop and Popeye Cartoons) at a party at The Bridge Golf Club in Bridgehampton Long Island on Sun. 8/17—video clips coming—meanwhile check out photos and listen to "The Music Goes Round and Round" and "Betty Boop's Penthouse"
It was 20 years ago today...that Jeff Buckley's "Grace" was released in the UK and Europe
FLEISCHEREI, Gary's new 6-piece tribute to the music from Max Fleischer's delightful Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons, featuring Sarah Stiles on vocals and Joe Fiedler on trombone, take it to The Bridge in Bridgehampton LI 8/17 for a private party debut—going public soon! Check out their take on "The Music Goes Round and Round"
Exciting news: Gary has just signed on as Music Director for "BUCKLEY"—a tribute to both Tim and Jeff Buckley to premiere in Sydney, Melbourne and other Australian cities in Fall 2015—with a narration written by his friend Jeff Apter (author of "A Pure Drop")
Updates made to the tour section
Just confirmed: Gary will be giving a Masterclass and seminars at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Thurs. Oct. 16th—topics covered include extended guitar technique, fingerpicking, the craft of songwriting with an emphasis on "Grace" and "Mojo Pin", and Gary's adventures in the music biz
Just confirmed: Gary is performing solo and speaking in Oslo at the Kulturhuset Sunday Sept. 21st as part of Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy's "Classic Album Sundays" event focusing on Jeff Buckley's "Grace" album
New feature on Gary in the latest issue of GUITAR CLUB Magazine (Italy)
This Fri. night July 4th Independence Day Gary is sitting in with otherworldly Mongolian/Buryat world music star vocalist NAMGAR at Barbes in Park Slope at 8pm
From Music Industry pro Robert Singerman on TOUCHED BY GRACE