(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.
Gary thoroughly recommends the superb new documentary "Finding Fela" about the life of music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti opening Aug. 1st in 15 cities across the US (dates and showtimes here), directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, produced by Ruth and Stephen Hendel
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
Great review and photos from Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters 25th Anniversary Concert from Guitarblog
Watch Gary playing "Satantango" from his album "Cinefantastique"
Great review of the new WILD RUMPUS album in Sheffield magazine EXPOSED
Listen to Gary live on Mike Edison and Judy McGuire's "Arts and Seizures" show on Heritage Radio Network 6/22/14 here
Check out the new OTHERWORLD page for Gary and Peter Hammill
This Sunday 2 pm EDT Gary will be performing solo acoustic live on the Arts & Seizures Show - the Fastest Half Hour on the Internet Today! Hosted by Mike Edison and Judy McGuire—Listen live here
Peter Hammill and Gary just confirmed their OTHERWORLD duo in concert at the Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris Sun. Nov. 9th in Mexico City!!
Just confirmed: Gary is performing the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score accompanying Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1932 horror masterpiece VAMPYR at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring Maryland on Sat. Nov. 1st—and will also perform with Spanish "Dracula" there that night!!
Check out a new interview with Gary from Greek music site HIT CHANNEL
From Artist Bill Mutter on TOUCHED BY GRACE
Just added as a special guest sitting in with Gary Lucas and Gods and Monsters at their 25th Anniversary Show 6/27 at Le Poisson Rouge NYC—acoustic guitar goddess Kaki King!!
New article about Gary's work focusing on OTHERWORLD with Peter Hammill and Gary's CINEFANTASTIQUE solo album from BLURT Magazine
Gary receives an Acker Award for Avant-Garde Achievement in music tonight at the Theatre 80 St. Marks NYC 6:30pm, pre Acker Awards chow-down at Katz's Deli NYC
Great 3 page feature in DJ MAGAZINE for WILD RUMPUS 5/14!!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JEFF BUCKLEY
November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997
Beautiful letter just received from Macedonian musician Adi Imeri
WILD RUMPUS DOUBLE VINYL LP "MUSICAL BLAZE-UP"—space-age psychedelic dance grooves courtesy Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and Gary Lucas, available on vinyl here, download the new album here
Independence Day: On Fri. July 4th Gary is sitting in with superb Buryat/Mongolian vocalist Namgar Lkhasaranova at Barbes 9th St and 6th Ave Park Slope Brooklyn 8-9:30pm
New clip just surfaced of Gary and Peter Hammill at the Gouveia Art Rock Festival in Portugal 4/27!
GARY LUCAS & GODS AND MONSTERS (Ernie Brooks, Billy Ficca and Jason Candler) play a warmup for their NYC Silver Anniversary show at Le Poisson Rouge June 27th tomorrow night at 9pm at the Long Island City Arts Open, as part of The Big Whirlygig (see the poster here)—the address is 5-25 46th Ave LIC
Rave review of Gary and Peter Hammill's OTHERWORLD album today in All About Jazz!
RIP H.R. GIGER 2/5/40 - 5/12/14
He was a friend of Gary's, who performed "The Golem" in his honor at a Giger Retrospective at the National Technical Museum in Prague several years ago
photo: at the Giger Museum in Gruyere Switzerland 2007
Read a feature on Gary and Peter Hammill's "OTHERWORLD" album in the new issue of Guitar Player Magazine!
Check out a new clip about Gary's book "Touched By Grace—My Time with Jeff Buckley" by French filmmaker/actress Lena Friedrich
Gary was just informed by NYC legend Clayton Patterson that he is a recipient of one of this year's Acker Awards for Achievement in the Avant-Garde—the Awards Ceremony is Sunday June 1st from 6:30 till 10pm at Theater 80 at 80 St. Marks Place in the East Village
Check out photos from Gary and Peter Hammill's headlining show at Gouveia Art-Rock Festival in Portugal!
Read a great live review from PROG Magazine of Peter Hammill and Gary Lucas' live debut in London recently!
Superb review of OTHERWORLD just in from Classic Rock Radio
Click here for cool new OTHERWORLD review from L3 Magazine—Gary and Peter are headlining Gouveia Art Rock Festival this Sun. in Portugal!!
From Prof. Chris Opperman on Gary's Masterclass for his students at Rutgers School of Music 4/8/14
Updates made to the through the past, brightly archive
Gary and Peter Hammill are profiled in the new issue of Guitar Player magazine, text coming soon!
Gary Lucas plays "Monsters from the Id" (and will be joined by his very special fiend) at SON OF MONSTERPALOOZA 2014 in beautiful downtown Burbank, see the poster here
7 out of 10 for OTHERWORLD in the new issue of Uncut (UK)!
Author/musician Jim Christopulos on "Touched by Grace"
View the poster for Gary's upcoming show with Peter Hammill at the Gouveia Art-Rock Festival in Portugal April 27th!
Nice review of OTHERWORLD just in from JP's Music Blog
Just confirmed: Gary performs the NYC premiere of his new live score for Chinese silent classic "The Goddess" at Symphony Space's Thalia Theater 10/9/14!!
Gary is giving a masterclass at Rutgers University for Prof. Chris Opperman's students at the School of Music there Thurs. April 10th at 9:15am to 11am
RIP VERA CHYTILOVA one of Gary's favorite artists, he performs to a sequence of this pioneering Czech director's 1966 film "Daisies" (Sedmikrasky) as part of his MONSTERS FROM THE ID (RATED X) live music and film project
Nice review of OTHERWORLD from film critic emeritus Glenn Kenny
Nice review of OTHERWORLD just in from Spanish music blog You Are A Ghost
Richard Peña, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival & Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, gives high marks to Gary's new live score for the Chinese silent film classic "The Goddess"
Quote from fan Bill Dubilier on "Touched by Grace"
Check out a new feature about OTHERWORLD from Prog Magazine (UK)—just click on and scroll down
4 Stars for OTHERWORLD in the new issue of RECORD COLLECTOR (UK)
Just confirmed: Gary and Peter Hammill are taking their OTHERWORLD duo live on the road on Sun. April 27th at the Gouveia Art Rock Festival in Portugal, and on Fri. June 6th at the Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City
Gary's performance this weekend in Columbus Ohio is a Pick in Columbus Alive and Columbus Underground
New interview with Gary from Rockbook Hungary about recording with DeBORT in Budapest recently
Great reviews of OTHERWORLD from Linus, the #1 comic art magazine of Italy, and from Highlands magazine
New interview with Gary from Vents Magazine about OTHERWORLD
Gary and Peter Hammill received a standing ovation Fri. Feb. 21st from a packed Union Chapel in London for the debut live performance of their acclaimed OTHERWORLD album!!
Great review of OTHERWORLD from the Sunday Times (UK) today!
5 Stars for OTHER WORLD in Avant Music News!!
Gary's solo acoustic show a Pick in The Wall Street Journal yesterday
Great new reviews of OTHERWORLD just in from Germany!! From Gaesteliste.de, from CdStarts, and from Alternativ Musik
Great review for OTHERWORlD just in from Classic Rock (UK)
Great review of TOUCHED BY GRACE just in from critic Rob Patterson
Great review of OTHERWORLD just in from Blow-Up (Italy)
Read Tim Buckley collaborator Lee Underwood's comments on Gary's "Cinefantastique" album (Northern Spy)
Great review of OTHERWORLD just in from author Julia Crowe!
Check out some recent press from Spain for Gary's appearances there last month! See the articles here, here, and here
Check out a new clip from Gary's world premiere of his live score for "The Goddess" in Santander Spain last month, and also his new web page for the project
Gary's new collaboration with Peter Hammill "OTHERWORLD" out today!! Read an interview with the duo at The Progressive Aspect, and purchase here
Tim Buckley collaborator Lee Underwood's full comments about Gary's "Touched By Grace" book (Jawbone)
First review in from Italy for Gary's new collaboration with Peter Hammill "OTHERWORLD"—and it's a Doozy!