"ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE GUITARISTS OF THE LAST FEW DECADES, A PLAYER WITH THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF TASTE, PRODIGIOUS TECHNIQUE AND WILD IMAGINATION..."The Ordeal of Civility" is Lucas' most instantly appealing, easily accessible album, which in the context of his long, creative career, makes it paradoxically the most radical LP he's ever done." - The Big Takeover
A world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international recording artist with over 20 acclaimed solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television, GARY LUCAS is on the move in 2012.
Gary was profiled last May in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune to coincide with the release of his supergroup Gods and Monsters' new studio album "The Ordeal of Civility" (Knitting Factory), produced by Jerry Harrison which is receiving rave reviews—4 Stars in MOJO and named one of the Best of the Year in Rock's Backpages. The album is due to be released in the UK and Europe this spring. He has just released a vinyl only album in the Czech Republic "Gary Lucas Plays Bohemian Classics" (Faust Records) of his solo acoustic arrangements of Dvorak and other Czech classical composers. He's just returned from a European solo tour selling out Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall two nights in a row with his Captain Beefheart Symposium, performing his live score for Spanish "Dracula" at the annual music festival of Bilbao Spain, recording with Bryan Ferry in London, performing solo in Portugal where he was profiled on the cover of two national newspapers, and finishing in Paris where he was profiled in the French left paper Politis. Last summer Gary performed at the Grammy Museum in LA as part of their "Great Guitar" Series which further bolstered his credentials as "one of the best and most original guitarists in America" (Rolling Stone).
Frank London's Kali Krew, featuring Eva Primack