Gary Lucas  
From Gary's friend curator Robert Melvin Rubin on TOUCHED BY GRACE:

Touched by Grace is a remarkable musical odyssey as well as an incisive portrait of the music business through the eyes of a brilliant guitarist who only wants to make great music but ends up getting eaten alive by industry sharks. From Captain Beefheart to Jeff Buckley and beyond, Touched by Grace collects the stories and observations of a great musician, songwriter, and raconteur.  I had the pleasure and privilege of being Gary's partner in the 1980's in Upside Records, which brought out acts ranging from Charles Brown and James Carr to Arthur Russell and Jonathan Richman.  Gary's personal and musical integrity shines through the muck of the business end of things, as he takes us through four decades of music at the crossroads of roots and avant garde.