An Evening with Gary Lucas
- From Captain Beefheart to Jeff Buckley and Beyond
Tuesday 8 May 2018
Doors: 7.30pm / Starts: 8.00pm
‘One of the best and most original guitarists in America’ -Rolling Stone ‘One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists’ -Classic Rock
‘The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero — A-List’ -The New Yorker ‘Legendary left-field guitarist’ -The Guardian
‘The world’s most popular Avant-rock guitarist’ -The Independent
Gary Lucas is one of the most innovation, idiosyncratic and daring guitarists that New York, America, the world has ever produced. Still a pivotal figure in the city’s leading avant-garde scene his 30 solo LP output, plus countless collaborations and live performances now hold the American composer, author, guitarist in worldwide praise as one of music’s true greats.
Gary infamously worked with a plethora of legendary American artists — notably the late greats Jeff Buckley (which whom he wrote timeless classics such as Grace and Mojo), Captain Beefheart (fulfilling his lifetime ambition of becoming a member of The Magic Band), Lou Reed and Nick Cave.
In this unique, insightful and personal show Gary will project rare archival footage of him with Buckley and Beefheart, spin unreleased tracks of his works with his many collaborators and discuss his wider career and writings in great depth.
Throughout the show Gary will play live renditions of the much loved songs he co-wrote as well as choice works from his formidable, original back-catalogue – each song given context by form of introduction, musings and memories shared.
Armed with his legendary 1966 Fender Stratocaster and 1942 Gibson J-45, Gary will delve into his vast repertoire of instrumentals, lm music, 30s Chinese pop, country blues, covers of the Rolling Stones and of course, improvisations.
His new solo album Pori Boy Long Way from Home is out this year and we are thrilled to have Gary playing in Egremont for the very first time in hismillustrious and legendary career!
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