Gary Lucas & Frenz
A Joe’s Pub favorite since we opened our doors in 1998, you never know what guitarist extraordinaire, Grammy nominated songwriter, and maverick film music composer, Gary Lucas, will surprise you with next.
On February 19, Gary offers a retrospective of nearly 40 years of music-making, going back to his earliest appearances in the early 80’s as a featured soloist with Captain Beefheart and paying special attention to his work co-writing anthems with the late Jeff Buckley. Not forgetting Gary's 30-plus solo and ensemble albums in all sorts of genres (psychedelic rock, free jazz, blues, classical, world, electronica, folk, dance, you name it), special guests for the evening include some of his longtime Gods and Monsters bandmates Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers) on bass, Billy Ficca (Television) on drums, and Jason Candler (Hungry March Band) on sax, plus mainland Chinese vocalist and erhu virtuoso Feifei Yang, and all the way from the UK, vocalist Pierre Roxon, as well as Anna Podolak.
Gary tours the word constantly, and has just come back from playing high -profile shows in Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Italy. He’s currently in the middle of recording several new projects, and is about to release a double CD retrospective of his work, The Essential Gary Lucas, on Knitting Factory Records.
“Gary Lucas plays guitar like Salvador Dali paints” - The New York Times