Watch Myles Kennedy play Hallelujah on Jeff Buckley’s Telecaster

“We owe a great debt to mister Jeff Buckley.”

Jeff Buckley / Myles Kennedy

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Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy recently took to the stage with Jeff Buckley’s guitar to sing Hallelujah. The performance features no accompaniment to Kennedy’s voice other than the 1983 Telecaster.

You can take a look at some videos of the performance below, a shorter but closer clip on Twitter – and a video of the full performance on YouTube. Before the performance, Kennedy dedicates the song to Buckley, saying that we owe the musician a “great debt” for his influence.

Take a closer look at the guitar in our feature on it here. The guitar was loaned to Buckley by his friend Janine Nichols in 1991 after all of his valuables were stolen from his Los Angeles apartment. It remained his number one axe: from the East Village coffeehouse gigs at which he made his name, throughout the recording of Grace and right up to his untimely death.

Read our interview with Myles Kennedy, where along with guitarist Mark Tremonti he talks about the restrictive creative process of recording Alter Bridge’s latest record, Walk the Sky.


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