Hi guys—Hope everyone is safe and well—what a scary time.
While live gigs are on hold for the moment, I’ve been doing live solo acoustic concerts from home here in NYC on my Facebook page at
It's free and open to the public. The response has been heartwarming, to say the least.
Beginning this Thursday April 2nd, I am going live on Facebook every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm EDT.
Here’s the story so far:
https://bit.ly/3byaks4 https://bit.ly/33Y5Lol https://bit.ly/2QS6oux https://bit.ly/3agQLo7 https://bit.ly/2Jfujjk
My last out-of-town gig before the hammer came down was on March 4th performing my live solo score accompanying the silent horror film “The Golem”
before a packed house at the Cornell Cinema at Cornell University in Ithaca NY. Thanks to Kino-Lorber for their superb new restoration.
"Weaving together themes that range from eerie to folksy, ominous to psychedelic, with a sprinkling of motifs from Jewish music mixed in, masterful guitarist Gary Lucas works his magic in a unique score for Paul Wegener’s German expressionist classic, The Golem. Performing on an electric and acoustic guitar, along with effects pedals, he conjures unexpected sensations and surprising empathies. After the show, he offers a great talk-back about both his score and the film."
—Mary Fessenden, Director, Cornell Cinema
" I just saw the legendary Gary Lucas (of Captain Beefheart) perform his score to the silent film The Golem. Oscillating between electric guitar and acoustic and with the aid of a bunch of pedals, he captivates musically the story of the clay monster made by a Rabbi in Prague which will save humanity. Boy do we need a friendly monster these days! The performance feels intimate and at the same time produces vast soundscapes which sweep across the stage. I was blown away. This is something not to be missed.”
–Trevor Pinch – author of "Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer"
"Gary Lucas' live score accompanying "The Golem" is a total treat, a virtuoso performance on guitars that adds meaning and depth to this silent film classic. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see a great guitarist providing the soundtrack to a great movie!”
–Gerald R. Beasley
Carl A. Kroch University Librarian
For more info and for “Golem” bookings, please contact Warren Galea at warrengaleamusic.com.
For more info about my forthcoming double CD retrospective “The Essential Gary Lucas” on Knitting Factory Records—release date on hold for the time being–
please contact Jim Merlis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, be well–and stay safe!