GARY LUCAS is giving a Masterclass online, teaching Guitar Technique and Songwriting. Sign up for this rewarding and enjoyable experience. Participants will receive a zoom link at 4:50 the day of each class. Topics include Improvisation, decision making on-the-fly and progressive process of collaboration. Gary will also delve into the writing and playing of the anthems “Grace” and “Mojo Pin” which he co-wrote with Jeff Buckley. September 16th, 17th and 18th 2021 at 5PM EDT. ***Online Certified***
For more information go to http://garylucas.com/masterclass
ABOUT GARY LUCAS:
A world class guitar hero, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, an international recording artist, and a soundtrack composer for film and television, GARY LUCAS is on the move in 2021.
The former Captain Beefheart guitarist has recorded over 35 acclaimed albums to date in his own right in a variety of genres—jazz, rock, classical, folk, blues, and world music—and has performed in over 40 countries–including the UK, Canada, all over Eastern and Western Europe, Australia, Scandinavia, Israel, Serbia, China, Russia, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Morocco, and elsewhere.
He has received several Lifetime Achievement awards for his songwriting with Jeff Buckley and many honors—including performing solo before the General Assembly of the UN to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
He has performed and collaborated with a who’s who of musical luminaries, including Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet), Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, John Cale, Patti Smith, Chris Cornell, Bryan Ferry, Nona Hendryx, Los Van Van, Nick Cave, Bob Weir, and many others—and he has given Masterclasses at his alma mater Yale University, Columbia University, Rutgers, the Amsterdam Musik Conservatorium, the Henri Dutilleux Conservatoire in Paris, The New School, and other academic institutions.
Dubbed “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” by The New Yorker, “The world’s most popular avant-rock guitarist” by The Independent (UK), “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” (Classic Rock), “Legendary Leftfield guitarist” by The Guardian (UK), “Guitarist of 1000 Ideas” by The New York Times, “a true axe God” by Melody Maker, and “One of the five best guitarists in the world” by the national Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny; the British world music magazine fRoots recently described Gary Lucas as “without question, the most innovative and challenging guitarist playing today.” Rolling Stone’s David Fricke wrote: “Gary Lucas is one of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle.” Best-selling author/producer Dan Levitin (“This Is Your Brain On Music”) recently cited Gary as “the greatest living electric guitarist”. Gary was also dubbed “one of the world’s greatest guitar players” by HITS Magazine. Pete Frame, music journalist, founder/editor of legendary UK music magazine ZigZag, and author/creator of 5 volumes of “Rock Family Trees” said of Gary, “Can there be another musician as adventurous, ingenious, accomplished, diverse, intrepid, hard-working and well-travelled as Gary Lucas?”
Quotable Quotes about Gary Lucas:
“You’re a phenomenal guitarist” —Bruce Springsteen
“Man can play guitar!” —Captain Beefheart
“I could listen to you play for hours, Gary…beyond cool” —Lou Reed
“An incredible guitarist” —Nick Cave
“Man, you were really wailing!” —Leonard Bernstein
“One of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle” —Rolling Stone
“The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero…an A-list musician” —The New Yorker
“One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” —Classic Rock Magazine
“One of the world’s greatest guitarists” —HITS Magazine
“Legendary left-field guitarist” —The Guardian
“Gary Lucas plays guitar like Salvador Dali paints…guitarist with a global beat.” —New York Times
“Can there be another musician as adventurous, ingenious, accomplished, diverse, intrepid, hard-working and well-travelled as Gary Lucas?” —Pete Frame, music journalist, founder/editor of legendary UK music magazine ZigZag, and author/creator of 5 volumes of “Rock Family Trees”