Front page of the cultural section of Italian national newspaper
Il Messagero 7/21/19
photo of Gary Lucas by Paolo Soriani
On Sunday July 21st, GARY LUCAS performed an outdoor concert in Rome at Villa Ada with Italian singer The Niro (David Combusti), previewing their upcoming album THE COMPLETE JEFF BUCKLEY AND GARY LUCAS SONGBOOK, released Oct. 4th on Esordisco.
The trio, augmented by producer Francesco Arpino on keyboards and guitar, bassist Maurizio Mariani, and drummer Marco Rovinelli,played on the outdoor stage of Villa Ada, the largest park in Rome, and received an ovation from over a thousand fans.
They played all the songs from their upcoming album– including the well-known anthems “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”,the first two songs on Jeff Buckley’s 2 million-selling “Grace” albumD regularly cited as one of 50 Greatest Albums of All Time — plus 5 Lucas/Buckley songs never before officially released.
More dates for Gary Lucas and The Niro performing THE COMPETE JEFF BUCKLEY AND GARY LUCAS SONGBOOK are in the works.
Interview in Il Messagero with Gary Lucas:
Listen to “No One Must Find You Here”, the first track from the forthcoming album:
UPCOMING GARY LUCAS SHOWS
Thurs. August 15th
Museum of Chinese in America, NYC
Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang and Jason Candler play “The Edge of Heaven”
at the Museum of Chinese in America as part of MOCA’s ongoing
exhibition “The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging”
Sat. Aug. 17th
Private party in NC
Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang and keyboardist Fred Liu perform at a Chinese couple's 50th anniversary party in
Fri. Sept. 6th
The Colony, Woodstock NYC
Gary Lucas presents his one-man multimedia show
“From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond”
with stories, rare clips, selections from his 30-plus albums,
and lots and lots of guitar