November 16, 2013

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo,

Gary Lucas in Paris, Bristol, London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Cork, Dublin, Mexico City, Prague, Budapest and Beyond
 Willem Dafoe and Gary Lucas backstage at Theatre de la Ville Paris 11/8/13    photo by Elli Medeiros

GARY LUCAS just packed legendary Shakespeare and Company Bookshop in Paris on Thursday Nov. 7th (his third appearance there) with an in-store signing and solo performance in support of his new book “TOUCHED BY GRACE–MY TIME WITH JEFF BUCKLEY” (Jawbone Press), selling-out their entire stock of his book. This followed his successful instore signing and performance at NYC’s Bookbook on Monday Nov. 4th directly after appearing in Harlem Nov. 1st at the landmark United Palace Theatre performing his Spanish “Dracula” live score.
Gary heads now to the UK to begin a two week solo tour entitled GARY LUCAS ‘TOUCHED BY GRACE’–FROM BEEFHEART TO BUCKLEY AND BEYOND– with an appearance this Thursday at London’s Southbank Centre.
This has been a very active touring period for him.
Gary Lucas performed at the Barezzi Festival in Parma Italy Oct. 24th before a packed house at the Teatro Parco
for a special 3 hour concert/career retrospective entitled Gary Lucas Touched By Grace:  From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond
After receiving a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the festival, Gary was joined onstage by legendary Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Caposella,
who read from Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace” while Lucas improvised on guitar.
This was followed by a solo set drawing on material from Gary’s 20-plus solo albums,
and then Gary was joined onstage by guest vocalist Alessio Franchini, who performed many of the dozen songs co-written by Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley, including “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”.
Directly before his appearance in Italy, Gary performed solo in Havana Cuba at the Gaia Arts Centre on Oct. 17th as part of a new production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”, directed by Esther Cardoso. He also performed live on national Radio Havana Cuba.
Gary began what proved to be very busy month with the NYC premiere of the expanded concert edition of his celebrated 1930’s Chinese pop project “The Edge of Heaven”, which received standing ovations at BAM’S sold-out Fisher Space Oct. 4th and 5th.
On Nov. 1st, Gary presented a special Day of the Dead show, performing his original solo guitar score accompanying the 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula” at the United Palace Theatre in Harlem .
This will be the third time this year Lucas has performed with the film, after selling out both the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with the project last July.
 He is scheduled to perform with Spanish “Dracula” again at the end of November at the Cineteca Nacional in Mexico, followed by performances in December with the film in the Czech Republic and January 2014 in Santander Spain.
An excerpt from Lucas’ score is included on Gary’s new “Cinefantastique” album. out now on Northern Spy Records.
First review just in for Gary Lucas’ new “Cinefantastique” album:

Guitar wizard Gary Lucas’ impressive CV includes stints with Captain Beefheart and writing iconic songs with Jeff Buckley. As a movie buff, he also often performs one-man live soundtracks to macabre classics like Spanish “Dracula”. His hypnotic, cinematic virtuosity is celebrated further on this stirring record, which also includes re-imagined guitar scores to cult, classic flicks by Fellini, Hitchcock and Herzog.”

—Stephen Daultrey, Bizarre (UK), Sept. 2013

Listen to Gary Lucas’ performance of music “Satantango” from his new album:

On October 25th, Gary’s new book– “Touched by Grace–My Time with Jeff Buckley” —
was published in English in the US and UK by Jawbone Press–distributed in the US by Hal Leonard.

First US reader’s review:
The original Italian language edition published by Arcana in Italy last year received outstanding reviews:
Out next spring is the debut album from Wild Rumpus: Gary Lucas and DJ Cosmo (Colleen Murphy)’s  psychedelic dance project, on the Bitches Brew label.
The animated clip for their single “Rock the Joint” has over 200,000 hits on YouTube:
Gary is touring extensively this fall in support of his new book and albums with his solo show
Gary Lucas “Touched By Grace”: From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond
Dates include the Southbank Centre in London Thurs. Nov 14th–
plus shows in Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh and elsewhere.
And just confirmed:
Gary Lucas and Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) have signed with UK label Esoteric/Cherry Red Records for their new duo album “OTHERWORLD”, released Feb. 2014.
A tour of the UK and Europe in support of the album is in the works.
Wed. Nov. 13th
Bristol Colston Hall, UK
Gary Lucas “Touched By Grace”:
Buckley, Beefheart and Beyond
Gary performs selections spanning his career
and reads from his new book,
with special guest vocalist Frances Brennand Roper sitting in
Thursday Nov. 14th
Southbank Centre London, UK
Gary Lucas “Touched By Grace”:
Buckley, Beefheart and Beyond
Gary performs selections spanning his career
and reads from his new book,
with special guest vocalists Najma Akhtar, Mari Conti, Diana Silveira and Frances Brennand Roper sitting in

Sunday Nov. 17th
Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Scotland
Gary Lucas “Touched by Grace” concert
performing solo and reading from his new book,
with special guest vocalist Jay Mathy sitting in
with special guest vocalist Jay Mathy sitting in

Mon. Nov. 18th
Electric Circus, Edinburgh
Gary Lucas “Touched by Grace”–performing solo
from Buckey to Beefheart and Beyond
and reading from his new book,
with special guest vocalist Jay Mathy sitting in
with special guest vocalist Jay Mathy sitting in

Friday Nov. 22nd
Triskell Arts Centre, Cork Ireland
Gary Lucas “Touched By Grace” solo show
Sat. Nov. 23rd
Grand Social, Dublin
Gary Lucas “Touched by Grace” –performing solo
from Buckley to Beefheart and Beyond,
and reading from his new book
with special guest vocalist Alessio Franchini sitting in
Sat. Nov. 30th
5pm and 8pm
Cineteca Nacional, Mexico City Mexico
Gary Lucas performs his original live solo guitar accompanying the 1931
Spanish “Dracula” (d. George Melford)

Wed. Dec. 11th and Thurs. Dec. 13th
Prague, Czech Republic
Gary Lucas performs his Spanish “Dracula” original solo score
accompanying the 1931 classic film at the Aero Cinema
Sat. Dec. 15th
Brno, Czech Republic
Gary Lucas performs with Spanish “Dracula” at the
Scala Cinema

Sat. Dec. 21st
Budapest Jazz Club, Budapest Hungary
Gary Lucas solo concert electric and acoustic
Thurs. Jan. 9th
Fundacion Botin, Santander Spain
Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score
for Wu Yonggong’s 1934 silent masterpiece “The Goddess” (Shen Nu)
as part of “The Golden Age of Chinese Film” series, curated by Richard Pena
Fri. Jan. 10th
Fundacion Botin, Santander Spain
Gary Lucas accompanies the 1934 Spanish “Dracula” with his
original solo guitar score, curated by Richard Pena
Friday Feb. 14th 2014
Wexner Center for the Performing Arts
Columbia Ohio
Gary performs his live score accompanying Coffin Joe a/k/a Jose Mojica Marins’ “Esta Noite Encarnerei no teu Cadaver”
(This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse) during the Wexner’s Brazilian Film Festival

Read a new interview with Gary Lucas in ROCKSHOT:
and in MOJO:
Check out new clips of Gary Lucas live last week at the Southbank Centre London 11/14/13:
Check out New York Times writer Brad Spurgeon’s blog about Gary’s instore in Paris 11/7/13
New interview with Gary Lucas in the Aberdeen Scotland Evening Express:
Marking the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht,
Gary Lucas posts a historic clip performing “Verklarte Kristallnacht” solo
at the Berlin JazzFest Nov. 8th 1989:
More Reviews just in for Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace”:
“Very impressive”
   –John Leland, New York Times journalist and author of “Hip: The History” and “Why Kerouac Matters”
Review from Popshifter:
“GRACE” just voted by MOJO readers one of the 20 Most Influential Albums of the last 20 Years:
Check out a pic of Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and Gary Lucas at SOB’S NYC 12/92
Gary’s new “Cinefantastique” album receives a rave review from Radio Student FM Slovenia:
from the Slovenian: “The album Cinefantastique once again proves Lucas the master of guitar strings.”
Check out a message from Gary’s friend and collaborator Portuguese vocalist Diana Silveira about Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace”:
Gary Lucas discusses the tracks on his new “Cinefantastique” album:
View “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:
Gary Lucas pays tribute to late great French director Patrice Chereau:
Gary’s new book “Touched By Grace” receives a 4 Star review in the new MOJO:
Listen to Gary Lucas live on East Village Radio’s “Morricone Youth” program:
Click on Sept. 29th link:
Gary plays live on WFMU’s “Airborne Event” with Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jing:
Just out on digital only:
“The Infra-Realist Session”
Gary Lucas studio collaboration with Spanish spoken-word artist Bruno Galindo
on Rare Lumiere
Check out four clips from The World of Captain Beefheart’s debut @ The Bridge 8/15/13
Suction Prints:
When Big Joan Sets Up:
Evening Bell:
Tropical Hot Dog Night:
Check out a clip of Gary Lucas, Amanda Palmer, and Mother Falcon performing at Littlefield in Brooklyn 6/2013

Gary Lucas just finished recording a new duo album in England with legendary Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator)…stay tuned!

RIP JAMES GANDOLFINI  9/18/61–6/19/13
Gary Lucas and Alabama 3 perform “Woke Up This Morning”
(Theme from “The Sopranos”) Live in London:
Check out a clip of Gary Lucas solo live in Vienna
and with guest vocalist Mika Vember:
Check out a clip Brazilian horror director Jose Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe) sent specially from Sao Paulo
to open Gary’s recent Ljubljana show:
Gary Lucas selects his 5 Favorite Horror Films on Slovenian website Planet.Siol:
Review of Gary’s Ljubljana show 5/14/13 from Radio Student:
Gary is interviewed live on Radio Student Ljubljana:
New TonePrints custom designed by Gary Lucas for TC Electronics of Denmark
available for free download here for guitarists worldwide:
Gary Lucas is profiled in Czech music magazine Rock and Pop:
Gary Lucas is profiled in Czech national newspaper Lidove Noviny  4/13/2013
Gary Lucas “twists” Latin Music–New Collaborations
From Colombia, with the Andrew Oldham Orchestra:
from Ecuador, with Duo Passionato:
From Cuba, with Haydee & Suylen Milanes and Los Van Van:
a friend and a fan of Gary’s music
scroll down mid-page here:
Check out Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas  on national Dutch radio NTR:
Gary Lucas discusses three of his favorite artists for
Skip James, The Incredible String Band, and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac
Gary Lucas has a new short story “Me and the Golem” available for download from
Gary discusses the origins of his phrase “The Only Group that Matters” re The Clash in a new YouTube interview
Gary is mentioned by legendary Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham in the latest MOJO:
Gary rocks out with the fabulous Nona Hendryx live on “Lady Marmalade” here
Gary has a new essay in Volume Two of  “Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side” , edited by Clayton Patterson
Order here from Amazon

Gary Lucas’ new book “Touched by Grace– My Time with Jeff Buckley” will be published in the UK and US in September by UK publisher Jawbone Press

New Masterclass page
New Updated Bio:
New page for Gary Lucas’s book
“Touched by Grace: La Mia Musica Con Jeff Buckley”:
“Greetings from Tim Buckley”, a new film about Jeff Buckley’s early days in NYC,
directed by Dan Algrant and starring Penn Badgley and featuring Tony award winner Frank Wood as Gary Lucas,
was just picked up for distribution by Tribeca Film and Focus World, and will be in cinemas this spring
Review from The Hollywood Reporter:
Gary Lucas discourses on Rock Attitude on the French Arte Channel:

Mother Falcon perform “Pennies” featuring Gary Lucas and Amanda Palmer:
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