Through his career, Gary Lucas worked extensively with both Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart. He is a solo artist and band leader with 27 albums of his own to his credit. He just toured Australia as the music director of A STATE OF GRACE, the music of Jeff & Tim Buckley; Martha Wainwright shared the stage with Gary. He consulted and played guitar in the movie, GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Tribeca Film/Focus World/Universal). Tony Award winner Frank Wood plays Gary in the film. He shared a GRAMMY nomination with Joan Osborne for co-writing the song “Spider Web.” ROLLING STONE says Gary is “one of the best and most original guitarists in America...a modern guitar miracle.” A writer/musician/performer of amazing breadth and diversity, Gary has collaborated and recorded with an array of artists from different cultures, including Russia, Cuba, Israel, China, India, Australia, Hungary, France, Spain, and Africa. In 2014, Gary received the Ambassador's Award for Cultural Diplomacy from the US Consul General of Milan, and was invited to play concerts for disadvantaged children in Mexico City as part of the US Embassy's Music Outreach Program. His long-awaited GARY LUCAS’ FLEISCHEREI: MUSIC FROM MAX FLEISCHER CARTOONS will be released on Cuneiform, February 2016.
Jann Klose is an award-winning pop singer-songwriter, with four albums and two EPs as a solo artist to his credit. Raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States, Jann is an active performer, songwriter and composer with recent collaborations with Ann Hampton Callaway, Renaissance’s Annie Haslam, Hall & Oates’ John Oates and The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty. Both Jann and his music appear in a variety of TV and film projects, most recently in the indie short THE BEAUTY OF DISASTER (Glimmer Girl, USA) and alongside of Ian Anderson & Dick Cavett in the award-winning Australian feature documentary A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (BrinkVision, USA). Jann is the singing voice of “Tim” in the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Focus Features/Universal). His most recent album, MOSAIC won three 2014 Independent Music Awards. He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde, and The Who's Tommy. He tours regularly in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia.