Gary Lucas  
TOUCHED BY GRACE, Gary Lucas' book about his time spent mentoring Jeff Buckley, could easily have carried the old blues title FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES. It tells of Gary's adventures with the young would-be rock-star in an ill-fated but divine venture, a group scuttled by the a&r geniuses who would rather enable the ego of a young troubled soul than to have to deal with a grown man as his partner. Not the first instance of Death By Record Contract, but certainly the best illustrated example; the work the two of them did in the short time they played together serves as a fine soundtrack.
—Jon Tiven, songwriter/record producer/multi-instrumentalist