A musical tribute to
the life and times of Tim and Jeff Buckley, overseen by
the man who co-wrote 'Mojo Pin' and 'Grace', will close
this year's Brisbane Festival.
by legendary New York Guitarist Gary Lucas, A State of
Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley will head to
Brisbane as part of its world premiere tour for two performances
at QPAC's Concert Hall on the 25th and 26th of September.
Lucas not only helped write some of Jeff's most iconic
songs but was also a close friend and confidant to the
90's crooner, making this concert a definitive portrait
of two of the most beloved voices in alternative music.
show brings together images and stories of the pair and
will include performances from folk songstress Martha
Wainwright, The Church frontman Steve Kilbey and Casper
Clausen of Danish indie-rockers Efterklang, all backed
by Lucas' own band Gods and Monsters.
Festival Artistic Director David Berthold said the concert
was sure to appeal to a very wide range of music lovers.
opportunity to experience the matchless music of Tim and
Jeff Buckley, through the remarkable gifts of the artists
we've gathered, is one many people will be thrilled by.
It will be a profoundly poignant show," Mr Berthold said.
"The artists we've assembled are legends in their own
rights. Martha Wainwright is a glorious singer with her
own complex family heritage, and Irish-French chanteuse
Camille O'Sullivan and Australian rock legend Steve Kilbey
are unrivalled in their fields. It's not hard to see why
this show is set to create a stir".
cult status of both father and son's careers has only
grown since the release of Jeff's Grace in 1994, a masterpiece
which cut through the sea of mid-nineties Grunge and introduced
a whole new generation to the Buckley family's charm.
While never quite gaining mainstream recognition during
his lifetime, Tim produced 8 studio albums between 1966
and 1974 with the most commercially and critically successful
being 1969's Happy Sad.
the father and son legend was sealed once and for all
in 1997 following the tragic drowning of Jeff at the age
of 30 – just two years older than his father who died
of a heroin overdose in 1975 aged 28.
State of Grace joins the Brisbane Festival alongside Congolese
musical theatre productions Coup Fatal and Prize Fighter
as well as Simone Young, Renee Fleming and Paul Lewis.
The festival runs from September 5 to 26 and will culminate
in Brisbane's ever-popular Riverfire event.