Jeff Buckley Tribute

A celebration of their creative partnership and close friendship, which resulted in their well-known co-written anthems "Grace" and "Mojo Pin", the first two songs on Jeff's 2 million-selling "Grace" album. Gary gives a candid, up close and personal look at his sometimes tempestuous collaboration with Jeff Buckley which resulted in a dozen plus songs and covers, many featured on their album of early work "Songs to No One".

New interview with Gary about working with Jeff Buckley just published in The Independent (Ireland), see the article here, and read the text here!

GARY LUCAS TRIBUTE TO JEFF BUCKLEY WORLD TOUR 2022: THE DATES SO FAR
Sun. May 29th Dublin—Whelan's
Fri. June 3rd Paris—Sunset Jazz Club with special guests Estelle Perreault and Mariline Marolany
Sat. June 4th Dresden—Tonne Jazz Club with special guest vocalists Veronika Kralacek and Hallam London
Wed. June 8th Maastricht—Sint Jans Kerk with special guest Peter Willems
Thurs. June 16th Los Angeles—The Peppermint Club with special guest vocalist Ada Pasternak
Fri. June 24th Woodstock, NY—The Colony
Thurs. July 28th NYC—The Cutting Room with special guest Francesco Arpino
More Dates TBA

He demonstrates on guitar how their anthems "Mojo Pin" and "Grace" came about and evolved over time beginning as Gary's original guitar instrumentals "Rise Up to Be" and "And You Will", speaks about his involvement in the recording of Jeff's "Grace" album, reads from his book "Touched By Grace—My Time with Jeff Buckley" (Jawbone Press), spins rare and unreleased songs by the two of them, and shows never before seen footage of Jeff and Gary performing closely together live in both the duo format and in Gary's longtime band Gods and Monsters.

Gary was just alerted that they are teaching his song "Grace", co-written with Jeff Buckley, in UK music school curriculums—and they have one thing wrong here in a major way, claiming the song is scored for two guitars, bass, drums and synth. In fact, there are no synths to be found on the original 1991 studio demo nor on the final "Grace" album version (Gary performed on both versions). All synth sounding parts on these track are actually Gary's "magical guitarness" (per Jeff in the "Grace" liner notes). For a full explication on the writing and recording of this song and all other collaborations bweteen Gary Lucas and Jeff Buckley please check out Gary's book "Touched By Grace: My Time with Jeff Buckley" (Jawbone Press).

Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas "Dink's Song" Live
Gary Lucas "Rise Up to Be" Live at the Concertegebouw Amsterdam

Gary's fan Luigi Pastore—who tattooed his arm with the opening repeated guitar motif of Jeff and Gary's "Mojo Pin"! Which is Gary's music—he wrote the underlying original guitar instrumental with all the riffs that became "Mojo Pin" under the title "And You Will".

A clip from Rolling Stone magazine re: Gary and Jeff Buckley, retrieved by Julie Blore-Bizot

 


Gary and Jeff Buckley, Coney Island, 2/92
photo by Chris Buck


Gary and Jay Mathy rock "Grace" at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, first night of Gary's Artist in Residency 11/26/15


A spectacular night at WHELAN’S DUBLIN 5/29/22 kicking off Gary's JEFF BUCKLEY TRIBUTE WORLD TOUR
After the show with Gary's friend and collaborator Paul McCann


ANOTHER SATISFIED CUSTOMER: A tweet from superfan singer Ericka Sance after Gary’s Tribute to Jeff Buckley at The Peppermint Club in Hollywood 6/16/22