Chris Thile & Aoife O’Donovan Cover Jeff Buckley On ‘Live From Here’
Chris Thile was joined by Aoife O’Donovan on a cover of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” during last Saturday’s episode of Live From Here. The performance was part of the public radio program’s Musician Birthdays segment.
Thile and O’Donoavan (whose birthday is today) were backed by the Live From Here band, which is directed by bassist Mike Elizondo. The tribute to Buckley, who was born November 17, 1966 and tragically died on May 29, 1997 at the age of 30, took place at Town Hall in New York City.
“There hasn’t been a more influential male vocalist in the past 30 years than Jeff Buckley,” Thile told the audience. “Every Jeff Buckley song — original or otherwise — is a full-spectrum technicolor explosion of musical expression.”
Watch Thile, O’Donovan and the band performing “Grace” below: