Lee Underwood

Lee Underwood is an American musician and journalist who played lead guitar with Tim Buckley for most of Buckley's career.[1]


Underwood 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.

From 1975 to 1981, Underwood lived in Los Angeles and worked as West Coast editor for DownBeat magazine.[2] He also wrote for Rolling Stone magazine and The Los Angeles Times.[2] In 1990 he quit writing for magazines and moved to New Mexico.[2] He recorded the album California Sigh as a guitarist and the albums Phantom Light and Gathering Light as a pianist.[2] He wrote the biography Blue Melody: Tim Buckley Remembered and Timewinds, a book of poetry.[2] He co-wrote Inside Paul Horn: The Spiritual Odyssey and liner notes for Tim Buckley's albums.[1]


  • Northern Pacer 142 (1985)
  • California Sigh (1988)
  • Phantom Light (2003)
  • Gathering Light (2009)

With Tim Buckley


  1. ^ a b Chadbourne, Eugene. "Lee Underwood". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Interview: Lee Underwood". Hit Channel. April 11, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2019.