(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.
This week is the 21st anniversary of the US release of Jeff Buckley's "Grace" album, originally issued on Aug. 23rd 1994
Check out a press release about Gary's 2 charity concerts last week in Sotogrande Spain
Gary and his wife Caroline Sinclair are interviewed for Israeli tv on writer/comedian Naor Zion's new show "Eat and Run NYC", which aired 8/18/15 in Israel, Gary and Caroline appear at 9:40 minutes into the program
Check out a preview of Gary's upcoming fall "Vampyr" show at Proctor's in Schenectady...and a preview of Gary's charity concert for disabled children in Sotogrande Spain next week, sponsored by the Santa Maria Polo Club
Gary is profiled in Spanish newspaper El Periodico de Sotagrande for his upcominng charity solo concerts there Aug. 19th and 20th
Check out a new clip of Gary and Gods and Monsters rehearsing for "A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley"
Gary tears it up with Italian blues rocker Angelica Angie and her band Santa Margaret on "Red Ronnie's Live at the Roxy Bar" national Italian tv program live from Milano 3/22/15
Wednesday, Jul. 29th, 3:00pm-5:30pm: Boston Free Radio - Gary is interviewed on the show "Voices of Time", listen live here
A blast from the past—Gary is profiled in Guy Oseary's 2001 book "Jews Who Rock" spotlighting 100 Jewish rockers including Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro, Randy Newman, Mike Bloomfield et al.
Gary's schedule just announced for his late November shows at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall as ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
Thurs. Nov. 26th
8pm: Gary Lucas—Jeff Buckley Symposium
Fri. Nov. 27th
8pm: Gary Lucas—"Frankenstein" with live score
Sat. Nov. 28th
2pm: Gary Lucas Masterclass
8pm: Gary Lucas—In Concert with special guests
Sun. Nov. 29th
2pm: Gary Lucas—Masterclass
8pm: Gary Lucas—Captain Beefheart Symposium with special guests
Gary has been invited as Artist in Residence at the newly renovated Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for 4 nights late Nov. with a variety of his projects—stay tuned!!
Check out the new PEARLY CLOUDS website—Gary, Eniko and Toni play the Sziget Festival in Budapest—the largest open-air music festival in Europe—on Sat. Aug. 15th at 1am on the Jazz and Classical Stage
Gary is interviewed about his old friend legendary rock catalyst Danny Fields in the NYC premiere of "Danny Says", a documentary by Brendan Toller opening at the Sound and Vision Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center 7/29
Enjoy some beautiful drawings by Don Van Vliet a/k/a Captain Beefheart from Gary's private collection—click on the images to enlarge and read the backstory behind each drawing
Rave review of Gary's concert last night in Milano, and the concert was a Pick in La Repubblica
After rocking the "Moon in June" Festival in Isola Maggiore Umbria this weekend, Gary plays Club Ohibo in Milano tonight 6/24/15 with the cream of Italian rock musicians
Pearly Clouds (Gary, Eniko Szabo and Toni Dezso) had a fantastic gig in Budapest on Sunday and have been invited to return there to play on the main stage at the Sziget Festival this August—the largest music festival in Europe—stay tuned!
Read an interview with Gary about working with Jeff Buckley from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Check out this new clip for "Dance of Destiny"—music by Gary, with crowd-sourced lyrics courtesy Hookist.com
View the tour poster for Gary's upcoming Italian shows!!
Gary performs as part of Alessio Franchini's Announcing "A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley" (link into webflyer jpeg below)--a special series of concerts Down Under (link into Instagram poster) mid September featuring Gary & Gods and Monsters , Martha Wainwright, Steve Kilbey and many others, more details here (link into pdf pages)"A Touch of Grace" Tribute to Jeff Buckley at the "Moon in June" Festival on June 20th (Gary's birthday) at Isola Maggiore on LakeTrasimeno, Umbria Italy—curated by Italian singer/songwriter Vinico Caposella, whom Gary will perform with on June 21st
View the poster for Gary's show with Pearly Clouds in Brumov Czech Republic June 18th
Check out a clip of Gods and Monsters live at the Tribute to legendary producer Giorgio Gomelsky in NYC 5/15/15!!
Just confirmed: Thurs. June 18th, S.G. Pitas Theatre, Broumov Czech Republic - Gary Lucas performs his live solo score accompanying James Whale's 1931 horror classic "Frankenstein", opening will be Gary's new project Pearly Clouds featuring Eniko Szabo and Toni Dezso
FLEISCHEREI singer Sarah Stiles just nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in the Broadway hit "Hand to God"!!
This Fri. May 1st at Cornelia Street Cafe NYC at 6pm Gary is performing with Sarah Stiles their FLEISCHEREI songs from Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons...
and Gary is appearing Sat. May 2nd at 6pm at Bookbook as part of Independent Bookstore Day in NYC, where he will be signing copies of "Touched By Grace"...
Gary plays solo acoustic in Baltimore at the Single Carrot Theatre Wed. May 6th 9pm for Don Palmer's 60th Birthday—open to the public
Check out a clip from Gary's 2 hour solo acoustic show at Cafe OTO in London last week
Just confirmed! Gods and Monsters performing on Sat. May 16th at the Long Island City Arts Festival, more details tba
Read about Gary receiving the US Consul General in Milan's Award for Cultural Diplomacy from Romanian music & culture website Click Zoom Bytes
New YouTube clip of Gary live in London last week solo acoustic at Cafe OTO!!
Check out Gary's interview and live appearance last Fri. on Joe Cushley's "Balling the Jack" show on Resonance FM in London plus new music from Pearly Clouds
Just confirmed: Gary is going to play solo acoustic live and chat on Joe Cushley's Balling The Jack Radio Show on Resonance FM at 9pm UK time this Fri. night April 17th live from London, listen here
Check out a clip of Gary's new live solo score accompanying James Whale's 1931 horror classic "Frankenstein"!!
Letter from U.S. Consul General in Milan Ambassador Philip T. Reeker to Gary in appreciation of Gary's concert last week for invited artists, writers and journalists at the Ambassador's residence in Milan
Read about about Gary's upcoming concert with his Wild Rumpus collaborator Beardyman at the Jazz Cafe in London April 20th
Nice review with live clip from Gary's duo improv performance with Lukas Ligeti Mon. night at The Stone
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"