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Vol. 14:09 03/31/12


GUITAR WORLD
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APRIL ISSUE
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Hole Notes: Video Feature  
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The Chordal Stylings of Jeff Buckley
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By Dale Turner

PEYOTE RADIO THEATRE 
- FEATURE ARTIST 
- NEW HOLLOW
- By Alison Raykovich 

ARTISTS INSPIRED BY JEFF BUCKLEY
- [Canada]  
- Painter Jessica Gorlicky 
- "Bringing Art To Life"   
  

PASTE MAGAZINE
- The 90 Best Albums of the 1990s
- # 4 Jeff Buckley's "GRACE"
- By
Ryan Reed 

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GUITAR WORLD-APRIL ISSUE
Hole Notes: The Chordal Stylings of Jeff Buckley
By Dale Turner
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In the APRIL 2012 issue of GUITAR WORLD (w/Edward Van Halen on the cover--on stands NOW), I (Dale Turner) wrote an article in my monthly HOLE NOTES Acoustic Guitar column on Jeff Buckley's chord voicings and acoustic playing. It's a full-page column and features musical examples in the style of "Lover, You Should've Come Over," "So Real," and "Last Goodbye." I was glad I got to do this!! 


The atmospheric chordal stylings of the late, great Jeff Buckley
Jeff Buckley only released one full-length studio album, Grace (rel. 1994), in his lifetime, but in the 15 years since his passing (d. May 29, 1997), his influence endures, often cited as an inspiration by artists like Radiohead, Chris Cornell, Muse, Coldplay, and a host of newer acts. While much has been said about this one-of-a-kind musician’s cliché-eschewing songcraft and unparalleled vocal ability, his guitar playing rarely gets the attention it deserves. In this tribute lesson we’ll take a close look at the inventive open-string voicings Jeff Buckley uses in the three Grace songs that feature acoustic guitar: “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over,” “So Real” and “Last Goodbye.” 
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There is also a 20+-minute video lesson relating to the article, which I filmed/played on Guitar World's site:
Part 1: //  Part 2: //  Part 3: // Part 4:

 


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 PEYOTE RADIO THEATRE - FEATURED ARTIST 
NEW HOLLOW
By Alison Raykovich
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Jeff Buckley Music is excited to feature a new band on our Peyote Radio Theatre Player! New Hollow is an exciting group of young, independent musicians quickly making history in the music industry. As an unsigned band with no radio play, New Hollow made Billboard history by topping the 2011 HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Charts with their first three singles, charting at #1, #3, and #4. They are already giving back to their fans and their community by performing at fundraisers for charitable organizations such as Make A Wish Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as being named the 2011 Spokespersons for the Salvation Army after headlining their 2010 Rock the Red Kettle Concert. In 2012 they kicked off a school tour delivering their anti–bullying message and have recently been invited to join Defeat the Label in their nationwide fight against bullying. 

New Hollow’s impressive start, in addition to their deep appreciation of Jeff Buckley's music and personal connection to the Jeff Buckley Music Family, left us eager to chat with these up-and-comers. JBM’s Alison Raykovich recently caught up with the band’s Mick Clouse to find out more.... 

Who is New Hollow?
Mick Clouse (lead vox/guitar) -17, Evan West (lead vox/bass) -17, Chad Blashford (drums/vox/rap) -16. We've been labeled 'teen-pop', 'pop-punk', 'pop-rock', but we are just young musicians who play our own instruments, write and sing our own songs and strive to be as true to our craft as those who have walked before us. 

What can you tell us about New Hollow’s connection to Jeff Buckley? How has Jeff influenced your band?
Jeff has been a major, major influence on our band. His unparalleled vocals
and stellar guitar playing will forever keep us on track; inspiring us to diligently practice and always, always continue writing. 


Since we met, Evan has been my musical soul mate and he and I share the same towering respect for Jeff. Evan's favorite song is 'Lover, You Should've Come Over', while Chad loves 'Forget Her". My favorite song is 'So Real', a song that showed me everything a song could be. In under 5 minutes, Jeff's use of unconventional progressions and his angelic voice proved to me that a song can fully rock and groove while still being absolutely beautiful. Jeff is, in my eyes, the only Artist to achieve and consistently maintain such standards over and over again with each song he sang. 


Jeff Buckley is like happening upon a new color. You couldn't possibly know what it looked like beforehand but can't imagine your world now without it. That's how it is for our band when you mention Jeff's name. His infinite talent has shown us that there is so much more to music than we previously knew. 


Your father, Michael Clouse, worked on a number of Jeff’s posthumous albums. What was it like having him work on your songs?
My Dad, Michael J. Clouse, IS an integral part of our sound. We have been fortunate to work with him from the beginning, and wish to continue collaborating, even though he gives us the option to venture off. It really is no wonder Jeff favored him. I know they were close friends and we love it when my Dad tells us stories of late nights working with Jeff, what 'Buck' was really like during the early days, before the world discovered Jeff Buckley. My Dad always speaks of Jeff as one would of a younger brother, and it's clear to see that he truly loved Jeff. In addition, Michael Clouse's ear and ability to structure songs, even after only hearing it once, has helped us immensely. I mean, he is my Dad, so I suppose I should have the inclination to NOT want to work with him, but from the very beginning it has been me, Evan, Chad and my Dad. I intend to keep it that way for as long as possible. He is the Jeff Buckley of producing and engineering.

What are your plans for recording an album? 

We are currently in the process of doing just that! I can't even begin to tell you how excited we are. We write all of our own music and seeing these songs come to life make us beyond happy. We are spending days in the studio making OUR album. I am very proud of this album. 

How about some parting New Hollow trivia? 

Recently, we recorded our version of 'Hallelujah' in my basement and the video we filmed was the first legitimate video shoot we'd ever been on. Needless to say, we were very awkward!


About five years ago, Jeff's Mom, Ms. Mary Guibert, was so kind and sent me Jeff's Fender Jazz bass! I was at a loss for words. It's the most amazing bass I've ever touched. The feel, the round tone, EVERYTHING! I was very reluctant to let anyone touch it because it held such great sentimental value. But one day, before Chad (our drummer) had even picked up the drums, he was playing on the Jazz a bit and my Dad told us, "Buck wouldn't want that bass to be locked up in its case or collect dust in a display. Jeff would have wanted someone to play the hell out of that bass"! And damn it, we did! We used that same bass in our tracking of 'Hallelujah' and I am honored we possess such a gem. Thank you Miss Mary! 


A final memory, my Mom always talks about the time Jeff came over to our apt in the West End Towers on W.63rd St in NYC and played in the sprinklers out front with my sister, Madee and I, when we were very young. Although I can't remember it, I'm told that I was actually rocked to sleep, as a toddler, by Jeff singing me a lullaby. Can you imagine?! 

Thanks so much, Mick, for sitting down with us. We at Jeff Buckley Music are happy to be celebrating such a terrific group of independent musicians and wish you all the best in the studio. We look forward to hearing the new album! 

For more on New Hollow, please visit our PRT player to see some pics, watch some videos, and hear some tunes. Just click on Featured Artist 


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ARTISTS INSPIRED BY JEFF BUCKLEY
JESSICA GORLICKY:  
"BRINGING ART TO LIFE"
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Growing up around the city of Toronto, Jessica Gorlicky has always been drawn to people, their cultures, customs, energy and their overall aura. Individuality and energy in people are important to Jessica, as they are the characteristics in her subjects that shape her artistic focus. Music has also played an important role in Jessica's artistic evolution. It's not unusual for her to paint to the haunting melodies of Bjork, house music, Brasilian Beats or even Jeff Buckley. The results have been magical.

Jessica toured  Canada with the 2010 Torch Winter Olympics, participating in live painting in over 65 shows as well as live painting performance art with Cirque Du Soliel for the entire 77 Shows in Toronto for the Cirque show of Totem.

To date Jessica has sold over 1000 paintings since she began painting professionally in 2000 She credits her success to her instinct for style, her inspiration to her world travels and her technique to years of training, first in Italy and then at University. 

Just as she is multi-faceted, Jessica creates art that is also complex in nature. Using whatever materials pique her curiosity at any given moment, she creates art that is a reflection of her own energy and is an expression of the details she soaks up each day as she goes on living her life to the fullest. 

More at: Canadian Special Events


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PASTE MAGAZINE
The 90 Best Albums of the 1990s
# 4 Jeff Buckley's "GRACE"
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Paste Magazine's list of the 90 best albums of the 1990s, lists Jeff Buckley's "Grace" as number four on the list.  The top-5 albums: 1. Radiohead "OK Computer"; 2. Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"; 3. Nirvana "Nevermind"; 4. Jeff Buckley "Grace"; 5. U2 "Achtung Baby."

Complete List at:  Paste Magazine 

4. Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)
Jeff Buckley may have only recorded one studio album in his tragically brief life (his posthumous sophomore effort, My Sweetheart the Drunk, wasn’t quite finished by the time of death from drowning), but 1994’s classic-rock masterpiece Grace managed to cement the angel-voiced rock god’s legend status all on its own. With its startlingly powerful production from Andy Wallace, Grace is a revelation of studio recording—but it’s all about that voice: a mind-blowing, hair-raising canon-blast of beauty and muscle, an otherworldly flame that flickered out far too soon.—Ryan Reed

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