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GARY LUCAS 2018 HIGHLIGHTS / UPCOMING SHOWS

GARY LUCAS 2018 HIGHLIGHTS / UPCOMING SHOWS
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January 5, 2019

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GARY LUCAS 2018 HIGHLIGHTS / UPCOMING SHOWS

Gary Lucas  Piazza Venezia Rome 12/21/18
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GARY LUCAS is back in NYC from a week in Rome working on a new album project with Italian singer Davide Combusti (The Niro) and producer Francesco Arpino. This capped a very busy year for Gary.  Among the many highlights: Opening famed director Emir Kusturica's long-running Kustendorf Film and Music Festival in Serbia with two live film scores:
 
 
and jamming with Emir Kusturica’s Balkan gypsy ensemble The No Smoking Orchestra. Gary returned again to Serbia in July to perform at Kusturica’s Bolshoi Classical Music Festival with a third live film score:
 
 
 His long-standing 30’s Chinese music project THE EDGE OF HEAVEN was reinvigorated in a new trio format featuring Feifei Yang on vocals and erhu and multi-instrumentalist Jason Candler. They made their live debut on Chinese New Year last February at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC,   The trio are currently wrapping their upcoming album, which feature Mandarin versions of classics by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen,  and other Western singer/songwriting greats,' for Knitting Factory Records:
 
 
Gary sold-out the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris last February where he performing the European premiere of his live solo score for Tod Browning’s 1925 silent thriller  “The Unholy Three”:
 
 
He headlined the Sunset Jazz Club in Paris later that week with special guests including keyboardist Jean-Philippe Rykiel for two sold-out shows:
 
 
In April Gary performed 6 solo shows in Italy with various guest vocalists, which included a Jeff Buckley Tribute in Milano and a special appearance at the Museo del Rock in Calabria. This was followed by a dozen shows in the UK of Gary's new solo multimedia project “From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond”, which includes stories from his nearly 40-year career in music, rare live clips , and a diverse selection from Gary's 30-plus album catalog:
 
 
These tours generated extensive media coverage, including a two page spread in Italian national newspaper La Repubblica and a feature in the UK’s Total Guitar Magazine:
 
 
In October Gary Lucas sold-out NYC’s premier art-house cinema The Metrograph with his live score accompanying the legendary 1930 Spanish “Dracula”:
 
 
This was the first in an ongoing retrospective of Lucas’ live film scores at The Metrograph, curated by Jacob Perlin and Robert Melvin Rubin. He also sat in with the great psychedelic band The Slambovian Circus of Dreams for several shows in the Hudson Valley, including  a gala Halloween event in Tarrytown and gave a Masterclass at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan:
 
 
UPCOMING APPEARANCES
 
Fri. Jan 11th
7pm
The Metrograph NYC
Gary Lucas performs his live solo score accompanying Tod Browning’s 1925 silent thriller “The Unholy Three”
as part of an ongoing retrospective series of his live film scores at The Metrograph
Live Film Scores page: 
 
Sun. Jan. 27th
8pm
Sala BBK, Bilbao Spain
Gary Lucas returns to this beautiful artspace in Bilbao to perform the European premiere of his live solo score accompanying Luis Bunuel’s 1962 surrealist classic “El Angel Exterminador”, premiered originally at the Havana Film Festival 2011
 
Wed. Feb. 20th
7pm
Joe’s Pub NYC
Gary Lucas plays THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
featuring Feifei Yang vocals and erhu and multi-instrumentlist Jason Candler, 
lighting design by Kris Anton
 
Fri. Feb. 22nd
8pm
The Colony, Woodstock
Gary performs solo acoustic 
 
Sat. March 9th
8 and 10pm
Sunset Jazz Club, Paris
Gary performs solo with special guests tba
 
Sun, May 12th
7pm
Quinn’s, Beacon NY
Gary performs a solo acoustic concert
 
More dates tba



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