Gary Lucas & Jann Klose’s New Music Video FAIR WEATHER & 4 STARS in MOJO

Guitarist & Singer Available For Interviews On What MOJO Magazine Calls Their “Peculiar Potent Chemistry”

Urban Americana duo Gary Lucas & Jann Klose are celebrating the great weather with their new music video, “Fair Weather.”

Meteorologist Dan Skof, who sometimes raps as MC Cumulus on his weather forecasts on  Northwest Arkansas’ NBC affiliate KNWA, says he "digs" the song, “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!" I love the feel of the video too, feels very much like New York (obviously since it was shot in New York).”

The “Fair Weather” video was created by DeAngela Napier, who has produced and directed other Gary & Jann videos. The video combines footage of the musicians’ hometown with favorite photos of them in concert. Watch “Fair Weather” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDe9xLk-q3g.

“Fair Weather” appears on Gary & Jann’s album, STEREOPTICON (Cosmic Trigger/The Orchard). MOJO gives STEREOPTICON 4 STARS and states, “There is a peculiar potent chemistry at work here…Stylistically STEREOPTICON marries a roots blues approach with echoes of acoustic Zeppelin and flashes of refined pop songwriting craft.”

Gary Lucas & Jann Klose are traveling musicians based in New York City. Gary just came back from Mexico, and Jann from California. In a few weeks, on Monday April 18, Jann will perform in Nashville at the Nashville Film Festival’s “Will Gray Blueprint” after-party for Will’s film, BROKE, sponsored by The Listening Room Cafe. Gary will be in Chicago at City Winery’s Downtown Sedar.  

Gary & Jann reconvene later in the month to perform at the CDO (Chief Digital Officers) Conference at the Reuters Building in Times Square, New York City on April 27. On April 30, the two head out to the Hamptons to help kick off new summer concerts happening this year at the Stephen Talkhouse.

Gary received a Grammy nomination for co-writing “Spider Web” with Joan Osborne from her triple platinum album, RELISH. He co-wrote Jeff Buckley’s signature songs “Grace” and “Mojo Pin” from the singer’s double platinum album, GRACE. ROLLING STONE says Gary is “One of the best and most original guitarists in America…a modern guitar miracle.” He just received the Premio Ciampi Lifetime Achievement Award in Italy, named for one of Italy’s most famous songwriters. In 2014, Gary received the Ambassador’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy from the U.S. Consul General in Milan Ambassador Philip T. Reeker. His long-awaited GARY LUCAS’ FLEISCHEREI: MUSIC FROM MAX FLEISCHER CARTOONS will be released on Cuneiform in February 2016. He is currently collaborating with Steve Kilbey (The Church), and Chris Shinn (new lead singer of Live), and was (Fall 2015) Music Director of “State of Grace,” a multi-artist Australian tour that paid 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. ) He appears in the award-winning Australian feature documentary A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD just released on BrinkVision, USA.  In 2015 Jann and his music appeared in the short film THE BEAUTY OF DISASTER (Glimmer Girl, 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. 

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“Fair Weather" Music Video


Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) Returns to the States for More North American Tour Dates


Martin Barre is returning to North America to perform more shows this April. Look for concerts in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. More dates this fall in September and October. Some of them are confirmed below.

For the past five years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the "classic" music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Martin from his albums AWAY WITH WORDS and ORDER OF PLAY, plus his latest album, BACK TO STEEL. BACK TO STEEL will be released in North America later this year on 71st Street Music.

For 43 years Martin Barre was the renowned guitarist of Jethro Tull, and his role in the band cannot be overestimated. Bruce Eder wrote on allmusic.com, “His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert.”

His unique sound and style contributed enormously to their success, which includes several chart topping albums, eleven gold and five platinum albums, a Grammy Award for CREST OF A KNAVE in 1988, and album sales exceeding 60 million units. Tull continues to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s band features lead singer/guitarist Dan Crisp, drummer George Lindsay, bass player Alan Thomson. All members are committed to giving the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years with a few surprises along the way, as well as classic covers of a variety of folks, this past fall were songs by Porcupine Tree and Warren Haynes.

Blogcritics’ Jon Sobel caught the Martin Barre Band vibe in the intimate Rockwood Music Hall, and called them a “‘bar band’ in the best possible sense: The musicians were approachable and communicative, and looked and sounded like they were having a blast. Other moments felt like a badass progressive rock concert.“

Emily Clark of Plymouth, MA’s Wicked Local was stunned by Martin’s presence, “He can do all intricate fingering, lace melody on top of melody and play lightning fast. But what he does that sets him apart is his on-the-spot arrangement of songs, his crafting of melodies that are truly beautiful and not just a case of show-off athletics and his understanding of when to shut up and when to roar…His love affair is with this song, not himself.”

Martin Barre-Confirmed North American Tour Dates

April 10 B.B. King Blues Club, New York NY

April 11 Ram's Head, Annapolis, MD  

April 12 Tim McLoones Supper Club, Asbury Park, NJ 

April 21 Infinity Hall, Hartford CT

April 22 Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ 
April 23 Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA 
April 26 Martyrs Live, Chicago

April 28 Daryl's House Club, Pawling NY 

April 29 Hanover Theatre, Worcester MA 

April 30 Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury MA 

September 7 Parker Press Park, Woodbridge NJ 
September 8 Natick Center For The Arts, Natick MA
September 9 Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River MA 

September 10 & 11 Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry NH

September 13 & 14 Lovin Cup Bistro & Brews, Rochester NY
September 15 Sportsmens Tavern, Buffalo NY

September 16 The Dock, Ithaca NY
September 30 Reggies Night Club, Chicago IL

October 1 The Warehouse, Carmel IN 

October 2 & 3 Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, Worthington OH
October 7 Jonathan's Music Hall, Maine 

October 8 Spruce Peak Performing Arts, Vermont
October 14 River Club Music Hall, Scituate MA
October 15 The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

October 21 Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA

October 28 Shank Hall, Milwaukee WI

October 29 & 30 The Dakota, Minneapolis MN

Live performances including Tull songs, intriguing covers by the Beatles and Robert Johnson