GARY LUCAS & JANN KLOSE INTERVIEWED ON THE RAY SHASHO RADIO SHOW
Our Very Special Guests Today are Gary Lucas …American guitarist/songwriter/composer and record producer and collaborating partner Jann Klose …singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Both artists are eclectic musicians that tour throughout the world on their own.
On January 8th, 2016 guitarist Gary Lucas and singer Jann Klose released 10 songs they’ve collaborated on the past three years. Their new release STEREOPTICON was recorded in New York City’s premiere analog studio The Maid’s Room in September 2014 and June 2015.
Jann says “A Stereopticon is a classic slide projector that combines two images to create a three-dimensional effect. The title fit since there are the two of us and the album was recorded live on two-inch tape, the classic analog recording technique.“
Gary explains how the two create their new songs, “There is a lot you can do with just voice and guitar; we took influences from all over the Americana spectrum, and added a few odd surprises.”
“Secret Wings” was one of their first collaborations. Jann says, “it’s about the City beating you down and making it through the noise and craziness, especially in New York City!” Created by DeAngela Napier, “Secret Wings” is the duo’s new music video and available on YouTube. “Secret Wings” features scenes of the City, from jarring cabs and graffiti to comfort zones like Jann and Gary playing at the Rockwood Music Hall and breathing in Central Park.
STEREOPTICON is produced by Jann, Gary, and Dan Beck, who call themselves “Dr. Tre.”
Gary Lucas has co-written hits with artists Joan Osborne: “Spider Web,” and Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” and “Mojo Pin.” He’s worked extensively with Captain Beefheart. ROLLING STONE Magazine says Gary is, “One of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle.”
His long-awaited GARY LUCAS’ FLEISCHEREI: MUSIC FROM MAX FLEISCHER CARTOONS released this month.
Max Fleischer is the animation genius behind Betty Boop and Popeye, he was rocking NYC and the rest of America from his Fleischer studios base in times square in the early 30's and giving Walt Disney on the west coast a run for his money. Gary is currently collaborating with Steve Kilbey (The Church), and Chris Shinn (new lead singer of Live), and was (this fall) Music Director of “State of Grace,” a multi-artist Australian tribute to Tim and Jeff Buckley.
Born in Germany and raised in Kenya, South Africa and the United States, Jann Klose is currently collaborating with Ann Hampton Callaway, Renaissance’s Annie Haslam, Hall & Oates’ John Oates and The Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty.
In 2015 Jann and his music appeared in the short film THE BEAUTY OF DISASTER (Glimmer Girl, USA) and the award-winning Australian feature documentary A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (BrinkVision, USA). His most recent album, MOSAIC won three 2014 Independent Music Awards and charted for several months on the AMA and Roots Rock charts.
Gary and Jann both worked on the movie GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEY (Tribeca Film/Focus/Universal). Jann is the singing voice of Tim Buckley, while Gary consulted and played guitar. Tony Award winner Frank Wood plays Gary in the film.
Gary and Jann will be performing select shows together this Spring in the United States.
It is my great pleasure to welcome Gary Lucas and Jann Klose to the Ray Shasho Show!
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