(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.
7 out of 10 for OTHERWORLD in the new issue of Uncut (UK)!
Author/musician Jim Christopulos on "Touched by Grace"
View the poster for Gary's upcoming show with Peter Hammill at the Gouveia Art-Rock Festival in Portugal April 27th!
Nice review of OTHERWORLD just in from JP's Music Blog
Just confirmed: Gary performs the NYC premiere of his new live score for Chinese silent classic "The Goddess" at Symphony Space's Thalia Theater 10/9/14!!
Gary is giving a masterclass at Rutgers University for Prof. Chris Opperman's students at the School of Music there Thurs. April 10th at 9:15am to 11am
RIP VERA CHYTILOVA one of Gary's favorite artists, he performs to a sequence of this pioneering Czech director's 1966 film "Daisies" (Sedmikrasky) as part of his MONSTERS FROM THE ID (RATED X) live music and film project
Nice review of OTHERWORLD from film critic emeritus Glenn Kenny
Nice review of OTHERWORLD just in from Spanish music blog You Are A Ghost
Richard Peña, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival & Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, gives high marks to Gary's new live score for the Chinese silent film classic "The Goddess"
Quote from fan Bill Dubilier on "Touched by Grace"
Check out a new feature about OTHERWORLD from Prog Magazine (UK)—just click on and scroll down
4 Stars for OTHERWORLD in the new issue of RECORD COLLECTOR (UK)
Just confirmed: Gary and Peter Hammill are taking their OTHERWORLD duo live on the road on Sun. April 27th at the Gouveia Art Rock Festival in Portugal, and on Fri. June 6th at the Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City
Gary's performance this weekend in Columbus Ohio is a Pick in Columbus Alive and Columbus Underground
New interview with Gary from Rockbook Hungary about recording with DeBORT in Budapest recently
Great reviews of OTHERWORLD from Linus, the #1 comic art magazine of Italy, and from Highlands magazine
New interview with Gary from Vents Magazine about OTHERWORLD
Gary and Peter Hammill received a standing ovation Fri. Feb. 21st from a packed Union Chapel in London for the debut live performance of their acclaimed OTHERWORLD album!!
Great review of OTHERWORLD from the Sunday Times (UK) today!
5 Stars for OTHER WORLD in Avant Music News!!
Gary's solo acoustic show a Pick in The Wall Street Journal yesterday
Great new reviews of OTHERWORLD just in from Germany!! From Gaesteliste.de, from CdStarts, and from Alternativ Musik
Great review for OTHERWORlD just in from Classic Rock (UK)
Great review of TOUCHED BY GRACE just in from critic Rob Patterson
Great review of OTHERWORLD just in from Blow-Up (Italy)
Read Tim Buckley collaborator Lee Underwood's comments on Gary's "Cinefantastique" album (Northern Spy)
Great review of OTHERWORLD just in from author Julia Crowe!
Check out some recent press from Spain for Gary's appearances there last month! See the articles here, here, and here
Check out a new clip from Gary's world premiere of his live score for "The Goddess" in Santander Spain last month, and also his new web page for the project
Gary's new collaboration with Peter Hammill "OTHERWORLD" out today!! Read an interview with the duo at The Progressive Aspect, and purchase here
Tim Buckley collaborator Lee Underwood's full comments about Gary's "Touched By Grace" book (Jawbone)
First review in from Italy for Gary's new collaboration with Peter Hammill "OTHERWORLD"—and it's a Doozy!
from Gary's friend Lee Underwood, Tim Buckley's collaborator: "Reading Touched by Grace. Great writing, Gary. Looking forward to getting further into the book. Will let you know. At at the moment, super-impressed with your own personal/musical journey. Have ordered several of your albums. Will get into your music, in depth. Looking forward to that, too. Keep on keepin' on, ol' buddy. You're quite a guy! Best, L"
Rare clip of Gary and Jeff Buckley live at the Knitting Factory in 1991 just surfaced on YouTube
Gary's new duo album OTHERWORLD with Peter Hammill just arrived in the post—looks and sounds great!! Released Feb. 3rd on Esoteric/Cherry Red
Check out Gary's take on "Casino Royale", from his celebrated "Cinefantastique" album on Northern Spy
Check out a new interview Gary just did for Yale's WYBC FM with host Brainard Carey
New press release for Gary's upcoming "Blues and the Tuning of the World" concert Fri. Feb. 7th at Dixon Place NYC
Listen to Gary's appearance on "Arts and Seizures" radio show yesterday 1/19/14 recorded live from Roberta's in Bushwick for Heritage Radio
New press release for Gary's upcoming OTHERWORLD duo album with Peter Hammill
New clip of Gary solo acoustic in his first show of 2014 in NYC
Check out Gary's updated bio
Gary and Jeff's music featured on the latest installment of PLANET WAVES
Check out a new interview with Gary in UK Magazine Figure 8
English translation of Gary Lucas' interview about TOUCHED BY GRACE for Italian website allrock.it
Today MOJO Magazine readers selected the 20 most important artists of the last 20 years—among them, JEFF BUCKLEY
Gary Lucas is in Santander Spain now under the auspices of Film Society of Lincoln Center Director Emeritus Richard Pena to perform the world premiere of Gary's original solo guitar live score to accompany a screening tonight at Fundacion Botin of "The Goddess", the 1934 Shanghai silent cinema classic directed by Wu Yonggang and starring the incomparable Ruan Lingyu. The show begins at 8:30pm. Read more about this amazing film premiere here
On Friday Gary will also perform his original live solo score accompanying the legendary 1931 Spanish "Dracula" at Fundacion Botin at 8:30pm
RIP James Hunter, Gary's UK friend and collaborator, who tragically passed away Dec. 20th—a memorial service will be held in Southampton Jan. 10th
Check out Gary's interview with Harold Channer—an erudite public intellectual with wide-ranging guests on his program—broadcast today Jan. 2nd at 11am EST on Channel 34 Time Warner Cable and Channel 82 RCN here in Manhattan—you can also watch the interview anytime here on YouTube
NOTE: Postponed to Sun. Jan. 19th at 2pm EST due to treacherous icy conditions—Gary is the guest of Mike Edison and Judy McGuire live on their long-running Arts and Seizures radio show, listen live at Heritage Radio Network here
Gary's sold-out 30's Chinese pop show "The Edge of Heaven" at BAM last October was selected as One of the Best Live Shows of 2013 by critic emeritus Glenn Kenny in his Dec. 31st blog Some Came Running
Gary's "Cinefantastique" named "One of the Top 10 Roots Albums of 2013" by Philadelphia CityPaper!!
Great review of "Touched by Grace" just in from producer/songwriter Jon Tiven
Check out part two of Gary's interview with national Radio Prague last week
Gary's "Cinefantastique" album named GUITAR ALBUM OF THE YEAR in the Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog
Purchase tickets here for Gary's upcoming show with Peter Hammill premiering their new OTHERWORLD album Fri. Feb. 21st at London's Union Chapel
Czech out an interview Gary did last week for Radio Prague here!!
Gary had an incredible gig solo and with his new ensemble THE GHOSTS OF PRAGUE last night at Jazz Dock Prague—preview here in Czech national newspaper IDNES
Just announced: Peter Hammill and Gary Lucas will perform their new "Otherworld" album Fri. Feb. 21st at London's Union Chapel, view the poster here—new album out Feb. 3rd on Esoteric/Cherry Red
Check out the video preview of Gary and Peter Hammill's forthcoming "Otherworld" album here!
Nice review of Gary's "Cinefantastique" album (Northern Spy) from Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog!
Check out the new page for "Gary Lucas and The Ghosts of Prague" on Faust Records, re-mastered, re-modeled, redux and out now on Faust Records
Check out a video report on Gary's recent gala concert in Parma Italy at Barezzi Live Festival, where he received a Lifetime Achievement Award and played for 3 hours solo and with friends
2 great new reviews just in for "Touched By Grace" here and here
New interview with Gary about his forthcoming album collaboration with Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) entitled OTHER WORLD, due out in Feb.
RIP Frank Zappa, 20 years gone...Gary is quoted in this overview from Relix
Read an interview with Gary in The Prague Post about his upcoming performance of Spanish "Dracula" there
View the poster for Gary's upcoming Spanish "Dracula" shows in Prague and Brno next week
Great review of "Touched By Grace" just in from critic Mitch Myers:
"This is an absorbing book—an inside look at the music business, as well as Gary Lucas' own head. Imagine a place where art and commerce intersect, now imagine it touched by grace." —Mitch Myers, Author of "The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling"
Gary totally sold out his Spanish Dracula show at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico City last night
Gary signs copies of "Touched By Grace" and performs in Paris' Shakespeare and Company and at Monster Melodies in this new clip
Gary was in the studio yesterday 11/26 recording his new score for super-talented actress/director Lena Friedrich ("Inglourious Basterds") for her new doc. "The Hermit", with Jason Candler engineering
Read a blurb from Beefheart.com, about Gary's Captain Beefheart Symposium in Mexico City this Sunday
Check out "Mojo Pin" performed by Gary and Scottish vocalist Jay Mathy in soundcheck at Edinburgh's Electric Circus 11/18/13 for The Skinny mag
Gary sits in with the great Roswell Rudd for his 75th Birthday Celebration at Le Poisson Rouge NYC—check out their version of "Green Onions" here!
From singer/songwrier Stuart Anthony: "Jeff Buckley fans should read this book by seminal guitarist Gary Lucas. Full of beautiful honesty. I found it hard to put down."
Fan mail about Gary's Touched By Grace" show at the Southbank Centre in London last week
Jeff Buckley would have been 47 years old today 11/17/13...Gary performs a special tribute tonight at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen Scotland
The great Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Caposella reads from "Touched By Grace—Mia Musica Con Jeff Buckley" at the Barezzi Live Festival in Parma 2 weeks ago
Listen to an interview with Gary by Co De Kloet about THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART airing tomorrow night 11/17/13 on "Co Live!" national Dutch radio NTR! And check out this video teaser for THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
New interview with Gary in ROCKSHOT
New interview with Gary from the Aberdeen Evening Express in preparation for his show at The Lemon Tree on Sunday
Portuguese vocalist Diana Silveira tears it up with Gary on "Bluebird Blues" last night at the Southbank Centre London...view more clips from Gary's solo show with special guests Najma Akhtar, Frances Brennand Roper and Mari Conti here
Great fan letter just in from Bristol for Gary's TOUCHED BY GRACE show last night 11/13/13, see photos here
New interview with Gary in MOJO about Jeff Buckley just published
Gary with Peter Hammill at a photo shoot for their new album OTHERWORLD at the Swiss Cottage Hotel London Veteran's Day 11/11/13
Nice blog post from New York Times writer Brad Spurgeon about Gary's performance at Shakespeare and Co. Paris the other night!
Gary backstage with his friend Willem Dafoe after Willem's triumphant performance in Robert Wilson's "The Old Woman" in Paris's Theatre de la Ville 11/8/13
On the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Gary posts a historic clip recorded 25 years ago solo at the Berlin JazzFest
Gary's book signing/performance at Shakespeare and Company Paris was packed last night—Just added: Gary does a live instore today Fri. 11/8 at Monster Melodies in Chatelet
Special guest UK ex-pat vocalist Tim Watt added to Gary's Paris instore for "Touched By Grace" at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore at 7pm
Gary just played a very successful instore for his new book at Bookbook in the West Village, check out an email he just received from a fan and view photos here
Check out a clip of Gary reading at his instore signing at Bookbook NYC 11/4/13
Tonight!! In-store book signing at Bookbook NYC, see the poster here
Some more reviews just in: "Very impressive"—John Leland, New York Times on "Touched By Grace"...and a great review from Popshifter.com
Tomorrow!! Monday Nov. 4th—in-store book signing and solo acoustic set by Gary at Bookbook in the West Village in support of his new book "Touched By Grace" (Jawbone Press)
TONIGHT Fri. Nov. 1st!! Gary plays Spanish "Dracula" at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem @ 8pm in a special Day of the Dead Show—Read an interview with Gary from The Uptown Collective...and check out a clip and a story about the theatre from The Manhattan Times
GRACE makes the cut in MOJO—Just named one of the 20 most influential albums of the last 20 years in the latest issue!! More info here
Released today—new YouTube clip from Gary and legendary singer/songwriter Essra Mohawk of their song "THE DEVIL'S GOTTA MOVE ALONG"
Gary's SPANISH DRACULA project at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem Fri. night (Day of the Dead) at 8pm is a Pick in the Wall Street Journal today, and also a Pick in Time Out New York!!
Check out photos from Gary's recent session for Radio Chinese Plus + in NYC—download the App for the station here
A message from Gary's friend and collaborator Portuguese vocalist Diana Silveira about his new book "Touched By Grace"
Nice review from Radio Student FM, Slovenia, of Gary's new "Cinefantastique" album on Northern Spy, translated from Slovenian: "The album Cinefantastique has once again proved Lucas the master of guitar strings."
Roswell Rudd - "Trombone for Lovers" added to the discography
Gary does an instore signing and solo acoustic performance for his new book "Touched by Grace" next Mon. Nov. 4th @ 7pm at Bookbook in the West Village NYC...and Thurs. Nov. 7th Gary returns for his third appearance at legendary Shakespeare and Company in Paris @ 7pm
Legendary Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Caposella reads from Gary's "Touched By Grace" while Gary improvises at the Barezzi Festival Parma Italy 10/24/13
RIP LOU REED 1942—2013...Check out a pic of Gary with Lou and Laurie Anderson at SOB's NYC 12/92
Gary had a spectacular concert at the Teatro Parco in Parma Italy Thursday night—he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Barezzi Festival, and then played for 2 hrs. 45 min. without a break!! Special guest vocalists Alessio Franchino with his band, Massimiliano Lalli, and well-known Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Caposella, who read from Gary's book "Touched by Grace"Review of Gary's concert in Parma Italy at the Barezzi Festival 10/24/13
Check out a new interview with Gary for national Italian radio Rai 2 on their "Moby Dick" program
Great review of "Touched by Grace" from Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog
Check out a new radio podcast about the work of Tim and Jeff Buckley featuring some of my work with Jeff at killradio.com...and check out a new interview with Gary about "The Edge of Heaven" on Radio Chinese Plus...and Gary is featured on this week's PlanetWaves.fm show
"The Andrew Oldham Orchestra and Friends Play The Rolling Stones Songbook Volume Two" added to the discography
Preview a track from Gary's new "Cinefantastique" album at Tiny Mix Tapes!
Nice review in the Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter today of "Cinefantastique"
Check out "The King's Chain", an outtake from "Greetings From Tim Buckley" (2012, d. Dan Algrant) featuring Gary's guitar and Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley
Everything you ever wanted to know about Gary's new CINEFANTASTIQUE album!! Buy it now here
Gary was asked by Northern Spy to write a few words about the late great French director Patrice Chereau, who just passed tragically at a very young age
Check out a preview in Latino magazine Remezcla for Gary's Spanish "Dracula" show in NYC Nov. 1st!
Gary's new book "Touched By Grace" sighted in a Barnes and Noble in Clifton New Jersey 10/9/13, photo by Phil Mango
Gary's new "Cinefantastique" album is out now Northern Spy Records—buy it here
More photos from the sold-out performance with a standing ovation of "The Edge of Heaven" at BAM 10/5/13 here, here, and here (photos by Caroline Sinclair)