“I don’t really need to be remembered.
I hope the music’s remembered.”
~ Jeff Buckley
This week marks 18 years since Jeff Buckley died way to soon at the age of 30 in a tragic accident. If you’ve never heard of Jeff Buckley, I am very honored to introduce you to his music. Jeff was a 90’s Soulful Alt Rock, folky blues Singer/Songwriter/Musician. This guy was the trifecta of talent. I was so blessed to catch two of his shows in the 90’s; one in Tempe on Mill (can’t remember the name of the venue, tried to look it up, but it isn’t there anymore) and a place called “the Mint” in Los Angeles.
I believe Buckley would most likely be considered Americana these days, but I’ll have to check in with Twang Nation website owner and reigning #CMchattys #MustFollowWebsite engineer Baron Lane (who is supposed to be working on guest post for CMchatlive.com that I just can’t wait to see).
Before he died in 1997 he left us with Grace, a breathtaking and appropriately named album that belongs in every record collection. He will always be a legend but I can’t even imagine what would have happened if he was able to fulfill his incomparable potential. Listening to Grace is a spiritual experience everytime for me. It’s an album I listen to for a journey and when I need to make important decisions in my life. It’s hard to explain but if you love music like I do, you get it. Jeff has this intensely sexy, serene, angelic voice with an unequalled presence and he could wail on a guitar like Hendrix. His music was somewhat underappreciated at the time, but was wildly received by critics which helped him get a posthumous GRAMMY nod. It’s taken over a decade to for folks to completely realize what we lost in Buckley but he keeps on giving to us through his amazing music.
Here’s a Jeff Buckley playlist with songs from his album Grace
Author: Jessica Northey
Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat.
It all started with a hunch…back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.)
I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.