Letting it all hang out solo-acoustic style on his 1945 Gibson J-45 and 1926 National steel axes, this powerful and profoundly inquisitive guitarist will deliver something akin to a career retrospective during three sets in this relaxed outdoor setting. Lucas’s first two eclectic sets will consist of country blues, Captain Beefheart covers, songs he wrote with Jeff Buckley, 1930s Chinese pop tunes, film music, and Indo-blues. And to commemorate the Velvet Revolution, the Embassy of the Czech Republic commissioned the third set’s arrangements of works by Dvorak Smetana, Janacek, and the Plastic People of the Universe.
Mon., July 5, 8 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 29, 2010