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Gary Lucas

A world class guitar hero, a Grammy nominated songwriter and composer, an international recording artist with over 25 acclaimed solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television, GARY LUCAS is on the move in 2016—with three new albums about to come out:

Lucas’ rootsy acoustic pop collaboration with singer/songwriter Jann Klose, STEREOPTICON (Cosmic Trigger Records), is released on Jan. 8th, which has already garnered a stellar review in DC Rocks.

Gary Lucas’ FLEISCHEREI: Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons, featuring 2015 Tony Award nominee Sarah Stiles as Betty Boop and the cream of NYC jazz virtuosos playing the music from the wacky and surreal cartoon classics (Cuneiform Records), is released on Feb. 5th.

Gary’s psychedelic world music trio PEARLY CLOUDS, featuring Hungarian traditional folk star vocalist Eniko Szabo and Serbian saxophonist Toni Dezso (Discovery Records UK), is released on March 15th. The trio were a big hit at the Sziget Festival—Europe’s largest outdoor music festival—last August.

Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “The world’s most popular avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” (Classic Rock), “Legendary Leftfield guitarist” by The Guardian (UK), “Guitarist of 1000 Ideas” by The New York Times, “a true axe God” by Melody Maker, and “One of the five best guitarists in the world” by the national Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny; the British world music magazine fRoots recently described Gary Lucas as “without question, the most innovative and challenging guitarist playing today.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote: “Gary Lucas is one of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle.” Best-selling author/producer Dan Levitin (“This Is Your Brain On Music”) recently cited Gary as “the greatest living electric guitarist”.

2015 was Lucas’ best year ever—finishing with a bang in Mexico City Dec. 8th where Lucas performed for the second year in a row by invitation of the U.S. Embassy at the Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin, as part of their Music Outreach Program for disadvantaged children. Earlier this year, Gary performed a similar concert for disadvantaged children in Sotogrande Spain.

Gary’s appearance in Mexico City was directly on the heels of his 4 nights as Artist in Residence at Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool England, where Lucas performed 6 different solo projects, including his new Jeff Buckley Symposium and his live solo guitar score accompanying the 1931 horror classic “Frankenstein”.

Gary made three separate solo tours of Italy in 2015 through the auspices of Luca Zannotti and Musiche Metropolitane, where his profile continues to rise.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The World Of Captain...

Knitting Factory
2018

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Music From Max...

Cuneiform Records
2016

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Pearly Clouds

Acrobat Music
2016

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The Ordeal of Civility

Knitting Factory
2011

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Waxed Oop

Cuneiform Records
2009

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Coming Clean

Mighty Quinn Productions
2006

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