Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jeff Buckley: Too Young to Hold On, Too Old to Just Break Free and Run

When Jeff Buckley's debut studio album Grace came out in 1994, it was met with critical acclaim.  Buckley received Rolling Stone Magazine, and MTV Video Music Award nominations for Best New Artist in 1995.  Sadly, Jeff Buckley passed away in 1997 in an accidental drowning.  Since his death, Jeff Buckley's music has only grown in popularity.  In 2003, Rolling Stone named Grace as #303 on their list of 500 Greatest Albums.  Rolling Stone also named Buckley on their 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of all time, ranking him at #39.

It's a terrible shame that Jeff Buckley couldn't share more of his musical gift.  However, the music that we do have from Jeff Buckley is tremendous.  You may be familiar with Jeff Buckley's work (especially his cover of Leonard Cohan's "Hallelujah"), but in case you're not, I'd highly recommend taking a listen.

Here's Jeff Buckley performing, "Lover, You Should've Come Over", live in Chicago-1995.

If you'd like to learn more about Jeff Buckley, take a look at his website.

1 comment:

  1. I love Jeff Buckley! And when you can't sleep at 4 in the morning, this was a nice song to listen to!