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A State of Grace: The Music of Tim and Jeff Buckley

Tim and Jeff Buckley’s legacy has inspired generations of musicians and listeners. The world premiere event A State of Grace celebrates their brilliant, complicated lives and music, bringing together six peerless singers — and musicians with an intimate understanding of the music of the Buckleys — teamed with images and stories. It is a moving, definitive portrait of two of the most beloved voices in rock, overseen by Gary Lucas, the legendary New York guitarist / composer who worked closely with Jeff, co-writing the immortal songs ‘Grace’ and ‘Mojo Pin’. “The music of Jeff and Tim Buckley is timeless and gracefully transcendental,” said Lucas, who sees this project as the culmination of his association with Jeff Buckley. “It lives forever in the hearts of those who have been touched by it. And it will continue to reverberate around the globe and seduce new listeners.”

Tim and Jeff’s music becomes a point of departure for an evening of soul-stirring reinterpretation and exploration in this trailblazing event. Assembled onstage to recapture the magic of Tim and Jeff Buckley’s songs are musicians with the depth, breadth and empathy to do them justice: Martha Wainwright, Casper Clausen (of Efterklang), Willy Mason, Camille O’Sullivan, Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Cold Specks, with Gary Lucas as musical director, backed by his renowned New York ensemble Gods and Monsters.


Wednesday 23 September 2015
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Victoria
Box office: 03 9699 3333

Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2015
QPAC Concert Hall
Brisbane Queensland
Box office: 136 246

Sunday 27 September 2015
Enmore Theatre
Sydney New South Wales
Box office: 13 28 49

Tuesday 29 September 2015
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Victoria
Box office: 03 9699 3333

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 5 June 2015
For more information and all ticketing information please visit

Produced by Gaynor Crawford and Kirsten Siddle
Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre through the support of the Hugh Williamson Foundation Creative Production Fund.

New video ‘Laurel Canyon – the church’

‘Pride Before A Fall – the church’


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posted on July 28, 2015 at 8:41 pm


oh slippery sliding snakes and elusive ladders

plunge among the falling ones

yonder mister tomb stoned angel indeed i am

dream robber the subtle thief all clothed in doubt

entangled in a mesh of thoughts congealed in sleep

as winters bitter words are described  in a seldom read chapter

or down by the wild sea all froth and spray or in some dim cafe

dreaming that we all die but of course it will come undone soon

splendid in the grassy plains of some other king of spades

in elysiums forgetful glades gliding distracted and fading

in tangential turns then burns up in atmospheres

i imagine the worst which is usually the first thing

in memory’s jaws i stop and pause

the doors to some kingdoms blocked locked out forever

cloud like stud like storm like bed like mouth like earth

i shrink down inside these dreams tumbling through the membranes gaps

in tormented freezing nights i awake over and over to find i am gone

i’d reach out but there are a thousand yous and only one me

weeping weeping as youre sleeping sleeping

i am leaping from thing to thing swinging on a star

i am singing in your ear i know you sometimes cant hear me

the ground resounds to the unbound soul of power

therefore slake your thirst take it first

and shake it

for another hour




previous entries

anterior lope
to the sea: absolve me
gloss man
byzantium south
in the cold day of light
ephemeron (a slight return)
heathrow london
its all too much