GARY LUCAS featured in DownBeat List of 66 Hot 6-Stringers 
In the July issue DownBeat Looks At The Guitarists Making Today's Scene -
66 guitarists in the worlds of jazz, blues and beyond whose work is
innovating, invigorating and perpetuating the guitar tradition.
"Currently helming The Magic Band...Lucas' fretboard versatility never ceases to amaze
whether he's tackling Beefheart's knotty compositions, exploring ethnic Jewish or Chinese melodies 
or summoning the ghost of Jimi Hendrix."

He is in good company:
 - Bill Frisell
 - Buddy Guy
 - Paco De Lucia
 - Marc Ribot
 - Taj Mahal
 - Richard Thompson
 - Ali Farka Toure 
 - Robert Fripp  
 - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown & 56 other outstanding artist.
His latest release THE EDGE OF HEAVEN features exquisite arrangements
of lush, melodic Chinese pop music from the 1930's, 40's and 50's. 
It's received wide acclaim in Europe and the U.S. In the U.K. MOJO
called it , "Simply gorgeous" and Q, "Sublime." The Los Angeles Times
wrote that it was "mesmerizing" and Global Rhythm stated, "If there is indeed
a heaven, it probably sounds like this."
Gary Lucas - Edge of Heaven cover
The Edge of Heaven
LBLC 2582

"Lucas unleashes the music from its Asian moorings and brings it all back home to the almost all these melodies an earthy, country-blues bent...You won`t get much closer to paradise than that." - The Village Voice
"Mr. Lucas's poignant and daring cross-cultural hybrid works not only as a homage to Bai Kwong and Chow Hsuan, but as a tribute to the tenderness of the human heart." - Wall Street Journal

"Mesmerizing, an intimate glimpse into a musical culture that was both deeply traditional and outward-looking, rendered in a fashion that makes the music more contemporary while preserving its essential roots." - Los Angeles Times

Sarah Folger 
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