(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 25 cities across the US (dates and showtimes here), directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, produced by Ruth and Stephen Hendel
Gary had a terrific live debut for his new FLEISCHEREI project (Music from Max Fleischer's Betty Boop and Popeye Cartoons) at a party at The Bridge Golf Club in Bridgehampton Long Island on Sun. 8/17—video clips coming—meanwhile check out photos and listen to "The Music Goes Round and Round" and "Betty Boop's Penthouse"
It was 20 years ago today...that Jeff Buckley's "Grace" was released in the UK and Europe
FLEISCHEREI, Gary's new 6-piece tribute to the music from Max Fleischer's delightful Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons, featuring Sarah Stiles on vocals and Joe Fiedler on trombone, take it to The Bridge in Bridgehampton LI 8/17 for a private party debut—going public soon! Check out their take on "The Music Goes Round and Round"
Exciting news: Gary has just signed on as Music Director for "BUCKLEY"—a tribute to both Tim and Jeff Buckley to premiere in Sydney, Melbourne and other Australian cities in Fall 2015—with a narration written by his friend Jeff Apter (author of "A Pure Drop")
Updates made to the tour section
Just confirmed: Gary will be giving a Masterclass and seminars at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Thurs. Oct. 16th—topics covered include extended guitar technique, fingerpicking, the craft of songwriting with an emphasis on "Grace" and "Mojo Pin", and Gary's adventures in the music biz
Just confirmed: Gary is performing solo and speaking in Oslo at the Kulturhuset Sunday Sept. 21st as part of Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy's "Classic Album Sundays" event focusing on Jeff Buckley's "Grace" album
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!