For an artist that released only one studio album, an album that at the time wasn’t met with much commercial commotion, Jeff Buckley has posthumously become the bearer of a classic. The full effect his debut album ‘Grace’ had on his future fans, the critics and fellow musicians, would never be known by the young singer/songwriter/guitarist who succumbed to a swimming accident while in Memphis recording his follow-up LP. He would have lapped up the fact that the guitarist of one of his favourite bands, Led Zeppelin, considered it one if his favourite albums from the nineties. Read more about the album here.

Classic Album Sundays is celebrating the 20th anniversary of this classic with a range of events in London, New York City, Portland, Oslo and even Bestival. ‘Grace’ co-writer and Grammy-nominated guitarist Gary Lucas will be joining us for a few of these sessions to reflect upon his time with Jeff, perform some of the album’s songs live and sign copies of his book ‘Touched by Grace’.


We will feature our Album of the Month at Bestival (5 – 7 September) with exact timings TBC. The session will be held in the Woodland Treehouse in The Ambient Forest and will be open to Bestival ticket holders only.


Sunday, 14th September, 5 to 8 pm

Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE

Transport: Dalston Junction / Dalston Kingsland / Haggerston Overground

Tickets: £8 in advance available here, £10 on the door.

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Reference MC Phono StageAudio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York City

CAS session with Gary Lucas performing songs from ‘Grace’ live

Sunday, September 14th, 4 to 6:30 pm

Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tickets: $20 on the door and $16 in advance online here.

Presenters: Ron Like Hell with ‘Grace’ co-writer Gary Lucas

Audio Menu installed by Stuarts AudioRega Apheta MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableMcIntosh C2500 preamplifierMcIntosh MC452 power amplifierAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch Loudspeakers

Portland, Maine

Sunday, September 14th, 5 – 8 pm

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101

Tickets: $5 on the door

Presenters: Dispatch Magazine and John Nels

Join the Facebook group for this event here.

Audio Menu:Grado Gold 1 Moving Iron CartridgeVPI Traveler Turntable with phono stage, Classe CP-800 PreamplifierClasse CA-2300 Power Amplifier , Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond LoudspeakersTransparent Audio Interconnects and CablingBDI Mirage


CAS session with Gary Lucas performing songs from ‘Grace’ live

Sunday, September 21st, 5 – 8pm

Kulturhuset, Youngstorget 3, Oslo, Norway

Tickets: NOK100,  on the door, or in advance at Kulturhuset or at Big Dipper Records

Presenters: Kent Horne with ‘Grace’ co-writer Gary Lucas

Audio Menu: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza BlackTurntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker,  Tone arm: Jelco 750 LBIntegrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 530Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide