Jeff Buckley’s manager, Dave Lory, is releasing a new biography about the late singer-songwriter to mark the 21st anniversary of Buckley’s death.
With help from music journalist Jim Irvin, Lory talks firsthand about working up close with one of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in modern music history. This spring, Post Hill Press will release the biography, Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah to The Last Goodbye.
The book takes an inside look at Buckley’s swift rise to stardom with his classic debut album, Grace, until the tragic week when Buckley disappeared into the Mississippi River and Lory got the call: “Jeff is missing.”
Lory says of the new book:
I’ve never been able to tell it from my perspective before, nor have I participated in any of the books or interviews previously written. Apart from a few select occasions, I have refused to talk about my time with this unique artist. I found it too painful, too raw to revisit, for decades, but now I’m ready to tell my side of his story and to share my memories of the artist who burned so bright for too short a time but left a mark that is finding more new, devoted fans with every passing year.
The book includes interviews with people who worked with Lory and who were close to Buckley during his career. Merri Cyr (official photographer), Steve “Abbo” Abbott (president of Big Cat Records), producer Andy Wallace (Grace), drummer Matt Johnson, Chris Dowd (Jeff’s best friend), former Columbia Records staffers and others contributed their reflections and stories on Buckley to the new book.
Preorder Jeff Buckley From Hallelujah to The Last Goodbye here, out on May 29, and see the cover below.