Grace Buckley Lyrics Analysis Essay

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Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott "Scottie"

Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, he was born in

Orange,California in the United States of America. He began playing guitar at the age of

five after discovering an acoustic guitar in his grandmother's closet, Buckley was brought

up around music and his mother was a classically trained pianist and cellist. He attended

Loara High School, and played in the school's jazz band. During this time, he developed

an affinity for progressive rock bands such as Rush, Genesis, and Yes, as well as jazz

fusion guitarist Al Di Meola.

Grace (1994) is the title track from Jeff Buckley's first album Grace (1994), it was also the

album's first
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Grace is very unique, as throughout the song it displays elements of three particular

genres which are alternative rock, psychedelic rock and Celtic rock making the

composition unique in elements, tone, and a completely different style as a whole.

Alternative rock is a genre of rock music that emerged from the independent music

underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s and 2000s.

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of

psychedelic culture, or intended to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of

psychedelic drugs, most notably LSD.

Celtic rock is a genre of folk rock, as well as a form of Celtic fusion which incorporates

Celtic music, instrumentation and themes into a rock music

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