Wednesday, April 17, 2024

An Evening With Gary Lucas: From Beefheart to Buckley and Beyond

Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas performs at Arlington Arts on Thursday 17 May 2018.

A world class guitar hero, 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, Gary Lucas is on the move in 2017.

Gary built his reputation as one of the best guitarists in the world during his time with Captain Beefheart. He joins us for a very special one off show featuring unseen Beefheart and Buckley footage, performance of the classic songs Gary co-wrote and choice tracks from Gary’s vast back catalogue. Since then, he has recorded over 30 acclaimed albums in a variety of genres; jazz, rock, classical, folk, blues and world music and has performed in over 40 countries to date.

He has received many honours and awards including being invited to perform solo before the General Assembly of the UN on January 27th 2017 to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He was also recently profiled on National Public Radio.

Gary has worked with a number of household names from all around the world including Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Chris Cornell and Lou Reed.

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

“The world’s most popular avant-rock guitarist” – The Independent

Tickets are available for £14 online at, or by calling the Box Office at 01635 244246. All profits from Arlington Arts Centre go directly to Mary Hare, a school and national charity supporting deaf children.