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Gary Lucas Solo

April 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” — The New Yorker

“One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” — Classic Rock

“Guitarist of 1000 Ideas” — The New York Times

“Gary Lucas is one of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle.” — David Fricke, Rolling Stone

From Captain Beefheart to Jeff Buckley, Leonard Bernstein to Lou Reed, John Cale to Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg to Nick Cave, among countless others, there’s never been a guitarist like the legendary Gary Lucas. Quinn’s is proud to present Mr. Lucas performing two solo sets — one acoustic, one electric — on Sunday, April 2 at 8 PM. $10 admission will be requested at the door.


Gary Lucas is a world-class guitarist, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international recording artist with over 30 acclaimed solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television. Lucas was a member of the final Magic Band of the legendary cult icon Captain Beefheart. He formed the band Gods and Monsters in 1988, which eventually featured the late singer and guitarist Jeff Buckley. Lucas co-wrote two of Jeff Buckley’s most famous hits, “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”, which opened Jeff’s double-platinum Sony album Grace, which MOJO Magazine named the #1 Modern Classic Rock Album.

Lucas has also played and collaborated with such artists as Leonard Bernstein, Allen Ginsberg, Lou Reed, John Cale, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, David Johansen, Chris Cornell, Adrian Sherwood, Billy Bang, Bob Neuwirth, Bob Weir, Bryan Ferry, Damo Suzuki, Dave Liebman, DJ Spooky, Dr. John, Fred Schneider, Future Sound of London, Geoff Muldaur, Graham Parker, Jann Klose, Joe Lovano, John Sebastian, John Zorn, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Kristin Diable, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Matthew Sweet, Melissa Mars, Onetwo, Peter Hammill, Peter Stampfel, Richard Barone, Roswell Rudd, Sebastian Doggart, Steve Swallow, The Dark Poets, Van Dyke Parks and Warren Haynes, among many others.

Some of these collaborations appear on his retrospective album Improve the Shining Hour, which also features his film and TV music for ABC News, 20/20 and Turning Point. He has produced albums for composer/saxophonists Tim Berne and Peter Gordon, and for the French avant-rock band Tanger. He co-wrote Joan Osborne’s Grammy-nominated song “Spider Web” from her triple-platinum album Relish.


April 2, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm




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Beacon, NY 12508 United States
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