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Tuesday, March 15 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Gary Lucas Plays Spanish "Dracula"

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A world-class internationally acclaimed guitarist, Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, GARY LUCAS first made a name for himself as a featured guitar soloist in the final edition of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band in the early 80's. Since then he has released over 20 acclaimed solo albums to date in a variety of genres and tours the world relentlessly in a variety of formats, and has performed in over 40 countries including China, Russia, India, Australia, Morocco, Cuba, Brazil, and Colombia (and of course tours extensively in Europe and the US). Gary is also well known for having co-written two of Jeff Buckley's biggest anthems ("Grace" and "Mojo Pin"), and has been hailed as "The Thinking Man's Guitar Hero" (The New Yorker) and "One of the best and most original guitarists in America...a modern guitar miracle" (Rolling Stone). He leads the NYC-based alt. supergroup Gods and Monsters whose new studio album "The Ordeal of Civility" produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) will be released in May on Knitting Factory Records. Among other things, Gary tours extensively performing his original live solo guitar soundtracks to accomapny screenings of fantastic films both silent and sound. For SXSW he will play his acclaimed score accompanying the rare 1931 Spanish-language "Dracula", made in Hollywood at night on the sets of the well-known Bela Lugosi "Dracula" with a Latin cast, and considered by film critics to be the superior, more "full-blooded" version. Gary debuted his new live guitar score to great acclaim at the 31st Havana Film Festival last year and has gone on to perform it at this year's 48th New York Film Festival, Sevilla Film Festival, London Jazz Festival (where he received a 4 star review in The Guardian) and appropriately enough, outside a crumbling old castle high in the Carpathian Mountains at the Transylvania International Film Festival in Romania last spring. For more info: http://garylucas.com/www/dracula
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A world-class internationally acclaimed guitarist, Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, GARY LUCAS first made a name for himself as a featured guitar soloist in the final edition of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band in the early 80's. Since then he has released over 20 acclaimed... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church

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