I did 'State Trooper' as a solo with all of my effects, and Bruce himself showed up and came onstage and shook my hand twice in front of thousands of people and said how great it was.
"Gary Lucas" is an American guitarist, songwriter, soundtrack composer for film and television, and a recording artist with more than twenty solo albums to date. He has been described as a "guitarist with a global guitar" "one of the best and most original guitarists in America" (David Fricke, 16 November 2006, Rolling Stone); a "legendary leftfield guitarist" (The Guardian, 24 December 2005); "the thinking man's guitar hero" (The New Yorker, 8 January 2007), "perhaps the greatest living electric guitar player" (Daniel Levitin) and one of "the most innovative and challenging guitarists playing today" (fRoots, March 2002). Lucas' style melds easily into rock and blues, has "avant-garde affinities," but is "not easily typecast." He is also associated with vocalist Jeff Buckley, who performed for a year in Lucas' band, Gods and Monsters (band)/Gods and Monsters, early in his career.
Lucas tours the world solo, as well as with several different ensembles including his longtime band NYC-based group, Gods and Monsters (band)/Gods and Monsters, a psychedelic rock band based around Lucas's guitar playing and songwriting.More Gary Lucas on Wikipedia.