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.
“Fair Weather" Music Video