Friday, November 16, 2007

Buy Buckley

The Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert is in Chicago this weekend and I will be attending the Sunday night show at the Metro. Various musicians will be performing Jeff's music and all net proceeds from the concert will benefit The Old Town School of Folk Music Scholarships, which provides financial support for musicians of all ages to attend classes. If you are not familiar with Jeff's music, check out his website at
Jeff was a singer/songwriter who died in 1997 after accidentally drowning in the Mississippi River in Memphis. He was the son of the famous singer Tim Buckley who also died tragically young. Jeff's 1994 album Grace is in my top 5 list of favorite cds and well worth a buy. The beautiful song Hallelujah which has been sung by dozens of artists before including Bob Dylan, Bono, Sheryl Crow and kd lang, is included on the Grace album. Jeff's version of this haunting song has been used on tv shows such as the West Wing and The O.C. If you listen closely to the cd version of the song, you can hear him right before he sings, just breathing.
To watch a clip of Jeff singing Hallelujah, click on the media player below.

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