From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond
The most recent performance was in NYC on Sept. 27th 2018 at The Cutting Room!
Gary played 12 successful UK shows in May 2018 with his one-man tour de force "An Evening with Gary Lucas: From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond", including London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol and Newcastle, with standing ovations throughout and a sold-out show at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont, Cumbria.
A Solo Evening with GARY LUCAS:
"One of the best and most original guitarists in America...a modern guitar miracle" (Rolling Stone)
"One of the 100 greatest living guitarists" (Classic Rock Magazine)
"The Thinking Man's Guitar Hero" (The New Yorker)
This 75 min. solo concert covers Gary's emergence in the early 80's as a force to be reckoned with as the acclaimed solo guitarist on Captain Beefheart's final albums, "Doc at the Radar Station" and "Ice Cream for Crow"...
to co-writing and performing "Grace" and "Mojo Pin" on the late Jeff Buckley's two-million selling "Grace" album, universally rated "One of the Best Albums of All Time"...
to releasing over 30 celebrated solo albums in his own right in many different genres, including avant-rock, folk, blues, world, classical, jazz, and electronic dance—
and touring the world relentlessly in over 40 countries to date.
During this retrospective concert, Gary performs selections covering his entire career and recorded output:
including original compositions, country blues, Zappa fantasias, 30's Chinese pop, famous film themes, arrangements of Wagner and Dvorak, and more—
a virtual history of music in his fingertips.
He also pays tribute to his late friends and collaborators Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,
showing rare video clips and telling fascinating tales of working with them,
and performs some of his signature songs with them, with special guest vocalists.
A total tour de force, from the man called "The world's most popular avant-guitarist" (The Independent).
On tour in Cumbria right before selling-out the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont
Gary in Amsterdam, 6/11/03
photo by Arjen Veldt
Gary in action in London at the Jeff Buckley Tribute Upstairs at the Ritzy Brixton 9/10/17
photo by Michael Arkk
Gary & Don Van Vliet, Doc at the Radar Station session, June 1980
UK tour poster ad, back cover of UNCUT Magazine May 2018