Letter from Mary regarding merchandise
At Jeff Buckley Music, we are pleased to provide you with authentic Jeff Buckley T-shirts, photos, posters and other items so many of you have requested over the years. We share your disappointment in the many unscrupulous parties selling misleading and illegitimate bootlegged items worldwide.
The designs and projects we have developed for sale on this website give visitors and fans the ability to purchase trusted merchandise while giving back to the Music Community. All royalties or profits from merchandise received by this estate to go to our fund-raiser, created to support charities and nonprofit agencies, such as Road Recovery.
In 1998, Jeff's long time friend and tour manager, Gene Bowen, founded the non-profit organization Road Recovery to promote sobriety among tour crewmembers and encourage clean and sober enjoyment of music by the audiences. Over the years, Road Recovery has become dear to the Jeff Buckley Music Family and has further expanded its advocacy. The organization is now also dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.
With support from the mental health field, Road Recovery provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and "all access" to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events.
We want to make it absolutely clear that Jeff was not addicted to drugs or alcohol, nor were they a factor in his death in any way. Unfortunately, a few of his friends and tour crew members were not so safe from substance abuse and we know he would approve of our desire to support organizations that could possibly save their lives as well as the lives of other musicians and other crew members he never met.
We're grateful to all of Jeff's fans for their support and their efforts to keep Jeff's memory alive in the world. By creating a fund-raiser for these kinds of organizations from the sales of Jeff Buckley merchandise, I feel as though we'll be joining together in a very unique way to make the world safer for kids, musicians, and other artists, as well as spreading the word about Jeff's musical genius. I hope you agree.
With great love and gratitude,