On Saturday, April 30th, Grammy nominee Gary Lucas and singer Jann Klose will take the stage at the Stephen Talkhouse in support of their new album, Stereopticon, which received 4 Stars from MOJO Magazine.
“Klose has a fabulous, wide ranging voice with an individual style, while Lucas’s luminous chord work and mesmeric fingerpicking is a joy,” said MOJO Magazine’s Mike Barnes.
The Urban Americana duo both worked on Greetings From Tim Buckley; Klose as the singing voice of Tim Buckley, and Lucas as a consultant and guitarist. The song featured in Lucas and Klose’s debut music video, Mary Magdalene, was written in support of Superstorm Sandy survivors, and they encourage fans to donate to the Island Park Fire Department. The weather-focused duo’s latest music video is for Fair Weather, and is a hit with rapping Meteorologist Meteorologist Dan Skof (MC Cumulus on KNWA-NW Arkansas), who “digs… Love the chorus when the harmony kicks in! Nice play on words too. it really isn’t about the weather, but a ‘fair weathered friend!'”
“Stylistically Stereopticon marries a roots blues approach with echoes of acoustic Zeppelin and flashes of refined pop songwriting craft,” noted MOJO Magazine.
As a solo artist and band leader, Lucas’ resume includes 27 albums. He earned a Grammy nomination for Spider Web, which he co-wrote with Joan Osborne, and Lucas has also teamed up with Jeff Buckley for Grace and Mojo Pin, two original songs on the singer’s double platinum album, Grace. “One of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle,” said Rolling Stone about Lucas, who is currently collaborating with Steve Kilbey of The Church, and Chris Shinn.
Klose was born in Germany and raised in Kenya, South Africa and the United States. Recently, the award-winning pop singer-songwriter has been collaborating with Ann Hampton Callaway, Renaissance’s Annie Haslam, Hall & Oates’ John Oates and The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty. Last year Klose and his melodies were featured in the short film The Beauty of Disaster, as well as the Australian feature documentary A Venue for the End of the World. Mosaic, Klose’s latest album, took home three Independent Music Awards and was on the AMA and Roots Rock charts for several months.
Gary Lucas and Jann Klose’s performance at the Talkhouse begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $15.
The Stephen Talkhouse is located at 161 Main Street in Amagansett. For more information, call 631-267-3117 or visit stephentalkhouse.com.