(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.
OF MEN AND MONSTERS: Just confirmed: Gary is returning for two consecutive nights at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring MD in late Feb. performing his live solo scores accompanying "THE GOLEM" (1920, d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese) on Thurs. Feb. 26th and accompanying "FRANKENSTEIN" (1931, d. James Whale) on Fri. Feb. 27th
New CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 4 album box set SUN ZOOM SPARK out now on Rhino, with liner notes by Rip Rense, including some quotes from Gary
Nice review just in for Gary and Peter Hammill's concert last week in Mexico City, from GASTV.MX
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the VELVET REVOLUTION (Gary is of Bohemian descent on his father's side): clip 1 | clip 2 | clip 3 | clip 4
Happy Birthday Jeff Buckley
Photo from Gary's new "Fleischerei" project's premiere at BAM 11/15/14, plus a clip of "That's My Weakness Now" from the show
Gary is interviewed in BLUES GR (Greece)...plus he's quoted in an article about new Captain Beefheart box set in The Wall Street Journal
Gary with Belgian music legend ARNO backstage at Joe's Pub NYC after his fantastic show there Thurs. night 11/13/14, photo by Michele Amar
Gary is interviewed in Time Out NY this week about his Fleischerei premiere at BAM this Sat. Nov. 15th at 9pm!
Interview with Gary about "Fleischerei" in The Jewish Week
Gary Lucas' "Fleischerei": Music from Betty Boop and Popeye Cartoons, coming Sat. Nov. 15th to BAM Cafe
Gary at Milenio Television Mexico City yesterday for an interview about his OTHERWORLD show with Peter Hammill this Sun. at 6pm at Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris, and his free solo acoustic show for disadvantaged youth at the Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin today at 7pm—interview throughout the day Fri. 11/7 here
Review of Gary's new live score for VAMPYR at AFI Silver Theatre 11/1
Happy Birthday Peter Hammill!! Gary is looking forward to their OTHERWORLD duo show together this Sun. night in Mexico City
Photos by Paul Hyland from Gary's recent shows at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring Maryland with "Vampyr" and Spanish "Dracula"
Gary is giving a free solo acoustic concert for disadvantaged youth in Mexico City this Fri. 11/7 at the Benjamin Franklin Library by invitation of the US Embassy
Check out a cool new video "Manhattan Desert" on Vimeo with music by Gary and saxophonist Toni Dezso, and visuals by Croatian animation whiz Rokus Kalapis
Great review from Cineaste Magazine editor Richard Porton re Gary's new live score for "Frankenstein", which premiered on Halloween at United Palace Theatre in Harlem
Nice review of Gary's live score for The Goddess at Symphony Space 10/9/14 from the New York City Jazz Record
Lucas Klose's "Mary Magdalene" story is going viral on CBS News and 101WINS News Radio today
Gary's premiere of his new live score accompanying "Frankenstein" on Halloween this Fri. at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem is a Pick in the Daily News today!!
Nice review from writer Richard Gehr of Gary's performance at Symphony Space with "The Goddess" 10/9/14
Gary is playing a free solo acoustic concert for disadvantaged youth in Mexico City Fri. Nov. 7th at the Benjamin Franklin Library at 7pm, by invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and U.S. Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
Updates made to the pics
Check out a new image for Gary Lucas' "Frankenstein" score world premiere at United Palace Theatre in Harlem NY Halloween 10/31/14, photo montage by Caroline Conejero
Fri. Oct. 17th Gary is a guest on the "Mijke & Co Live" radio show on Dutch national Radio 6 at 4:30pm EST, listen here
Tonight Sat. 10/11 at 9pm Italian time radio station Controradio (FM 93,6, 98.9 from Tuscany, Italy, streaming on www.controradio.it will broadcast a special show dedicated to Gary and his Otherworld project with Peter Hammill with an interview with Italian journalist Giulia Nuti
Gary performs at Symphony Space in NYC tomorrow night 10/9 with his live score for Chinese silent classic "The Goddess"—use code GODDESS20 to order tickets at Gary's special discount through the Symphony Space website, in person at the box office, or over the phone...he performs with the film Sat. night 10/11 at Mass MOCA in Williamstown Ma., read a profile in The Rogovoy Report today
Gary is depicted at :55 in a new trailer for "Greetings from Tim Buckley" which is opening now in Japan
The Yale Alumni Magazine focuses on Gary in their latest issue
Listen to Gary's interview with Co de Kloet on Dutch National Radio 6 re: "Touched By Grace" 9/30/14
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!"
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