Captain Beefheart Symposium

Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas will conduct a Beefheart Symposium at The Magic Room, Brighton, MA, on Friday Sept. 10th:

Gary Lucas, who has been called “a modern guitar miracle” (Rolling Stone), “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” (The New Yorker) and “One of the 100 Greatest Living Guitarists” will give a lecture and musical demonstration devoted to his mentor and childhood hero Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart.

Gary will show rare video footage of the man and the band, delve into his complex artistic oeuvre as both a composer — by performing some of his fiendishly difficult solo guitar compositions live — and as a painter by showing slides of his formidable paintings and drawings.

Funny little note at the end: “No one under 18 years old will be admitted.”

6 thoughts on “Captain Beefheart Symposium”

  1. I’m absolutely green with envy of anyone who’s going, Barry. I’ve been a Beefheart fan for almost as long as I’ve been a fan of Zappa and the Mothers. For a man who could neither read or write music, he found a way to create a body of fantastic work. Just look at all the musicians who have played in his band – Ry Cooder, Gary Lucas, and don’t forget former Mothers Jimmy Carl Black and Roy Estrada.

  2. [quote comment=”12458″]You may color me green as well…[/quote]

    It really sticks in my craw, though, Barry, that these venues and these artists don’t join the rest of us in the 21st century and start webcasting these events. Or is it solely a series of one-off events only for the money? I mean, the technology exists. You don’t need to be a rocket engineer to launch a webcast to the world.

    Are ye listening Roundhouse?

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