(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.
RIP Albert Maysles November 26, 1926 - March 5, 2015
A longtime friend of Gary's, who was honored to compose music for the HBO/Maysles Brothers documentary "Lalee's Kin"...photo of Albert Maysles and Gary at Centre Pompidou Paris during a Maysles Brothers retrospective 3/20/2010
Gary is thrilled and honored to have been invited to perform a solo acoustic concert by the U.S. Consulate General Milan on Sat. March 21st...and is bringing along his friend Alessio Franchini to perform some of the songs they are performing Fri. March 20th in their "A Touch of Grace" tribute in Milano
New dates just added: The return of Gods and Monsters at Rough Trade NYC Sat. April 4th...and more!!
Marquee Moon: Gary performed his original live score for "Frankenstein" to a packed AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring MD 2/27/15
View the poster for Gary's upcoming March tour of Italy
New interview from Polish music site PopUpMusic...and check out a live clip of Gary recently taken by his friend Vlad Oboronko
New book just out: Tamar Barzel's NEW YORK NOISE: RADICAL JEWISH MUSIC AND THE DOWNTOWN SCENE (Indiana University Press), here's an excerpt about Gary's "Golem" project, which he is performing Feb. 26th at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring Maryland
JUST CONFIRMED: TWO ITALIAN SOLO SHOWS with his very special guest Alessio Franchini on Thurs. March 19th at Diavolo Rosso in Asti (Gary's favorite Paolo Conte's hometown) and Mon. March 23rd at Bravo Caffe in Bologna
Gary's performance of THE GOLEM at the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival 2/27 at AFI Silver Theatre in Maryland is a pick in Indiewire.com in their festival wrap-up—scroll down here
Gary starts the new year with a bang next Wed. Jan. 7th at Dixon Place NYC with his solo show "From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond", with his special guest vocalist Sarah Stiles sitting in...check out Gary's new solo acoustic arrangement of Duke Ellington's "Fleurette Africaine"
Letter from US Ambassador to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne re: Gary's recent solo concert at the Benjamin Franklin Library in Mexico City, see photos from the show here and here
Gary Lucas salutes Barack Obama on his bold initiative to normalize Cuban-American relations with "Out from Under", featuring Haydee and Suylen Milanes and Los Van Van, recorded in Havana
Peter Hammill and Gary Lucas live in Mexico City rated one of the Best Concerts of 2014 in GASTV.MX
Check out photos from Gary's recent show with Peter Hammill in Mexico City! photo 1 | photo 2 | photo 3
New clip of "Vampyr" with Gary's new live score which he premiered 11/1/14 at AFI Silver, read a rave for the show from AFI chief programmer Todd Hitchcock
"Gary Lucas Plays Bohemian Classics" album is now available for New digital download worldwide through Rare Lumiere, check out a cool review from the Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog
"TOUCHED BY GRACE" cited as one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2014 in Roy Trakin's annual roundup in HITS Magazine
Check out Gary's new solo arrangement of the Allegro from Janacek's "On an Overgrown Path"
OF MEN AND MONSTERS: Just confirmed: Gary is returning for two consecutive nights at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring MD in late Feb. performing his live solo scores accompanying "THE GOLEM" (1920, d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese) on Thurs. Feb. 26th and accompanying "FRANKENSTEIN" (1931, d. James Whale) on Fri. Feb. 27th
New CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 4 album box set SUN ZOOM SPARK out now on Rhino, with liner notes by Rip Rense, including some quotes from Gary
Nice review just in for Gary and Peter Hammill's concert last week in Mexico City, from GASTV.MX
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the VELVET REVOLUTION (Gary is of Bohemian descent on his father's side): clip 1 | clip 2 | clip 3 | clip 4
Happy Birthday Jeff Buckley
Photo from Gary's new "Fleischerei" project's premiere at BAM 11/15/14, plus a clip of "That's My Weakness Now" from the show
Gary is interviewed in BLUES GR (Greece)...plus he's quoted in an article about new Captain Beefheart box set in The Wall Street Journal
Gary with Belgian music legend ARNO backstage at Joe's Pub NYC after his fantastic show there Thurs. night 11/13/14, photo by Michele Amar
Gary is interviewed in Time Out NY this week about his Fleischerei premiere at BAM this Sat. Nov. 15th at 9pm!
Interview with Gary about "Fleischerei" in The Jewish Week
Gary Lucas' "Fleischerei": Music from Betty Boop and Popeye Cartoons, coming Sat. Nov. 15th to BAM Cafe
Gary at Milenio Television Mexico City yesterday for an interview about his OTHERWORLD show with Peter Hammill this Sun. at 6pm at Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris, and his free solo acoustic show for disadvantaged youth at the Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin today at 7pm—interview throughout the day Fri. 11/7 here
Review of Gary's new live score for VAMPYR at AFI Silver Theatre 11/1
Happy Birthday Peter Hammill!! Gary is looking forward to their OTHERWORLD duo show together this Sun. night in Mexico City
Photos by Paul Hyland from Gary's recent shows at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring Maryland with "Vampyr" and Spanish "Dracula"
Gary is giving a free solo acoustic concert for disadvantaged youth in Mexico City this Fri. 11/7 at the Benjamin Franklin Library by invitation of the US Embassy
Check out a cool new video "Manhattan Desert" on Vimeo with music by Gary and saxophonist Toni Dezso, and visuals by Croatian animation whiz Rokus Kalapis
Great review from Cineaste Magazine editor Richard Porton re Gary's new live score for "Frankenstein", which premiered on Halloween at United Palace Theatre in Harlem
Nice review of Gary's live score for The Goddess at Symphony Space 10/9/14 from the New York City Jazz Record
Lucas Klose's "Mary Magdalene" story is going viral on CBS News and 101WINS News Radio today
Gary's premiere of his new live score accompanying "Frankenstein" on Halloween this Fri. at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem is a Pick in the Daily News today!!
Nice review from writer Richard Gehr of Gary's performance at Symphony Space with "The Goddess" 10/9/14
Gary is playing a free solo acoustic concert for disadvantaged youth in Mexico City Fri. Nov. 7th at the Benjamin Franklin Library at 7pm, by invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and U.S. Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
Check out a new image for Gary Lucas' "Frankenstein" score world premiere at United Palace Theatre in Harlem NY Halloween 10/31/14, photo montage by Caroline Conejero
Fri. Oct. 17th Gary is a guest on the "Mijke & Co Live" radio show on Dutch national Radio 6 at 4:30pm EST, listen here
Tonight Sat. 10/11 at 9pm Italian time radio station Controradio (FM 93,6, 98.9 from Tuscany, Italy, streaming on www.controradio.it will broadcast a special show dedicated to Gary and his Otherworld project with Peter Hammill with an interview with Italian journalist Giulia Nuti
Gary performs at Symphony Space in NYC tomorrow night 10/9 with his live score for Chinese silent classic "The Goddess"—use code GODDESS20 to order tickets at Gary's special discount through the Symphony Space website, in person at the box office, or over the phone...he performs with the film Sat. night 10/11 at Mass MOCA in Williamstown Ma., read a profile in The Rogovoy Report today
Gary is depicted at :55 in a new trailer for "Greetings from Tim Buckley" which is opening now in Japan
The Yale Alumni Magazine focuses on Gary in their latest issue
Listen to Gary's interview with Co de Kloet on Dutch National Radio 6 re: "Touched By Grace" 9/30/14
3 new reviews of TOUCHED BY GRACE just in...from artist Andrea Szurczik-Wallenta, musician Mark Prescott, and writer Chris Burbul:
"The wonderful touching real story of two genius musicians. A look inside the music biz and a honest report about living as an independent artist. Very brilliantly written, encouraging for all artists."
"Brilliantly written. Compelling, a true story. This book is all heart and Rock n Roll."
"Fantastic book! Finished it about a month ago. A classic rock and roll tale well told! Bravo Gary!"