An Evening with Gary Lucas

 - From Captain Beefheart to Jeff Buckley and Beyond

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Doors: 7.30pm / Starts: 8.00pm

Tickets: £14.00*

‘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! 

We have teamed up with Music Venues Trust and TicketWeb to bring you some of the best live music in West Cumbria.

 

*A £1.20 per ticket booking will be applied to all online and telephone bookings, with 50% going directly to maintain and sustain our unique venue and a further contribution direct to the Music Venues Trust.

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