When Chris Cornell toured solo in 2011, accompanying him on stage was a red phone. Depending on the show, and perhaps on the curiousity of those in attendance, he addressed its significance – it was Jeff Buckley’s. Although a YouTube clip tells a different story – so believe what you will – there is no doubting the lasting influence the singer-songwriter has on his fellow musicians, not to mention the wider music public. In 1994 he would release what would be his only studio album, Grace. In honour of the songman, Danny Ross, The Bean Project, Jennifer Kingwell & the Garland Thugs and Mark Spano will reinterpret his songs and those he helped inspire at Beav’s Bar, Geelong on July 26.