photo by heather johnson

Lucio Menegon is a guitarist, composer, improviser and sonic artist. Born to Italian American parents and raised in the shadow of New York City, he has been playing professionally and on a DIY basis for over 25 years. An intuitive musician, he is comfortable mashing styles, reconciling extremes and dispensing with genre. Described as “Morricone composing surf music on Laudnum, performed at a secret opium den in the basement of CBGB’s”, he continues to find a home for twangy riffs, head scratching noises, trashy rock and layers of ambient sound in his own projects, as a sideman, and in film soundtracks. Recent creative collaborations include improvisations with Danny Frankel, Janie Cowan, Chris Unck, Jason Victor, Steve Shelley and work with songwriters Myshkin, The Adobe Collective, Spain and Victoria Williams. Past work includes recordings with Richard Lainhart, Gunnar Madsen and performances with Ralph Carney, Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham. He is a member of the Immersion Composition Society, holds a degree in Economics, has a sharp eye for photography and loves a good story. He spends a fair amount of time in Joshua Tree CA, New York City and on the road.

 

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