Lee Underwood

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Lee Underwood is an American musician and writer who played lead guitar with Tim Buckley for most of Buckley's career.[1] He appeared on seven of the nine studio albums Buckley recorded during his brief life and on several posthumous albums, including Live in London. He appeared on the DVD Tim Buckley: My Fleeting House, discussing Buckley's development from folk to jazz to avant-garde to pop.

During the 1970s and 1980s Underwood became a music journalist, contributing interviews, essays, and reviews to Down Beat, Rolling Stone and The Los Angeles Times. He was the West Coast Editor of Down Beat[1] from 1975 to 1981. He wrote and published Blue Melody: Tim Buckley Remembered in 2002. In 1990, he co-wrote the autobiography of jazz flautist Paul Horn. His first book of poems, Timewinds, was published by Poetic Matrix Press in 2010 and his second, Diamondfire, by Outskirts Press in 2016.

Underwood recorded the albums California Sigh (1988), a solo guitar work produced by Steve Roach; Phantom Light (2003), a solo acoustic piano recording; and Gathering Light, also a solo acoustic piano work, recorded in 2009.


With Tim Buckley


  1. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. "Lee Underwood". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2018.