Kennedy was performing at the French capital’s L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix venue with Alter Bridge when he gave a live airing of the Leonard Cohen classic, which was famously covered by Buckley in 1994.
Buckley played at the very same venue back in 1995. The gig was recorded and was later released via posthumous live album ‘Live À L’Olympia’.
Beginning his version earlier this week, Kennedy cited Buckley as “one of [his] biggest influences” before explaining the story behind the Fender Telecaster model he was using.
The musician thanked Matt’s Guitar Shop for lending him the unique instrument and said it was a “thrill” for him to play it.
Myles Kennedy performs "Hallelujah" with Jeff Buckley's Fender Telecaster.On December 9th 2019 Alter Bridge performed…
In a Facebook post following the show, Alter Bridge explained that Kennedy had been “the first person since Jeff to play [the] guitar on stage”, adding: “Thank you Jeff, your music has reached so many and changed our lives. We hope you know we love you.”
Back in October, a new video for Jeff Buckley’s unreleased ‘Sky Blue Skin’ demo was shared online. The cut was recorded during the singer-songwriter’s final studio session in September 1996. Buckley drowned aged 27 the following year.