Larry Beckett recalls
how he and the late, great singer-songwriter Tim Buckley
collaborated by clairvoyance,” the poet says. “I would
manage to write the things that he wanted to sing.”
and Buckley most famously collaborated on the much-covered
“Song to the Siren,” as well as on numerous similarly
conceived tunes that combined Beckett’s literary gifts
with Buckley’s unforgettable voice and musicianship. Beckett,
who lives in Portland, will pay tribute to his old friend
when German-born, Bronx-based singer-songwriter Jann Klose
comes to town.
two men met after Klose sang Tim Buckley’s parts in the
movie “Greetings from Tim Buckley.” The show also will
feature Buckley’s bassist, Jim Fielder.
says the evening will showcase some material he and Klose
co-wrote, including a tune called “Sugar Daddy.” Klose,
who’s been compared to everyone from Paul McCartney to
Elliott Smith, is touring in support of his latest album,
“Mosaic,” which contains a cover of “Siren” as well as
several originals. Meanwhile, Beckett has published a
new book called “Beat Poetry,” which examines the famed
Klose, Jim Fielder, Jack McMahon, Larry Beckett, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 21, Secret Society Ballroom, 116 N.E.
Russell St. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. All ages