Cuba-Style.com is pleased to announce the arrival of the legendary artist Gary Lucas! For those of you who haven't heard of him over the past 40+ years, he is an American guitarist, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, a soundtrack composer for film and television, and an international recording artist with over twenty solo albums to date.
He has been described as a "guitarist with a global guitar", "one of the best and most original guitarists in America", a "legendary leftfield guitarist", "the thinking man's guitar hero", "perhaps the greatest living electric guitar player" and one of "the most innovative and challenging guitarists playing today". He is also associated with vocalist Jeff Buckley, who performed for a year in Lucas' band, Gods and Monsters, early in his career.
Nowadays, Gary tours the world solo, bringing with him some of his past collaborators and friends including his longtime band NYC-based group, Gods and Monsters, a psychedelic rock band based around Lucas's guitar playing and songwriting. Other regular members of the band include Joe Hendel, Ernie Brooks, Jason Candler, and Billy Ficca. Lucas also lectures on guitar and the music business in general. As of 2007, he has performed in more than 40 countries including numerous visits to Cuba, one of his favorite places to perform on the planet. In 2007 he appeared in Havana--Lucas' fifth appearance there--where he performed three nights at the Gaia Arts Center in a tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni on the occasion of his 100th anniversary; and performed live on national Radio Havana and Radio Taino. Gary Lucas is a great and long-time friend of the Cuba-Style team, and Cuba holds a special place in his heart--he frequently visits Havana when he is not performing.
We are extremely excited to announce Gary Lucas' arrival in Amsterdam this month! He is busy touring the world with friends Nona Hendrix and the Metropole Orchestra, presenting one of his most daunting pieces to date--The music of Captain Beefheart performed by himself and a 40 piece ensemble. "The World of Captain Beefheart", arriving in Amsterdam on February 17th at the Paradiso, is guaranteed to change the way you look at music.