THE JEFFREY LEE PIERCE SESSIONS PROJECT – THE JOURNEY IS LONG 
THE JEFFREY LEE PIERCE SESSIONS PROJECT – WE ARE ONLY RIDERS 
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Jeffrey Lee Pierce was a founding member, guitarist and lead singer of The Gun Club, who disbanded with the death of their frontman in 1996. Exactly ten years later, in 2006, the English musician Cypress Grove, who had a friendship and close artistic collaboration with Jeffrey Lee Pierce, got hold of old recordings they had made together; this gave rise to the idea of The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project.
Within the series Cypress Grove and several other collaborating artists honor Jeffrey Lee Pierce as one of the most influential, yet mostly underrated US Singer-Songwriter and set themselves the task of transporting his art into the present day. The conceptual idea is to have companions and admirers reinterpret songs by Lee Pierce, who only turned 40 years old, to set snippets of lyrics to music anew, to use the invitation to experiment, to breathe life into previously unused material… The unusually prominent selection of artists who pay tribute here suggests the great relevance of the artist, whose songs themselves, in their compositional and lyrical quality, form the basis for particularly striking and unusual cover versions. This acoustic hall of fame features artists such as Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Debbie Harry and Dave Gahan alongside (as yet) unknowns, great talents and select connoisseurs of Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s artistic legacy.
The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project has been released on Glitterhouse Records since the first edition of the series was released in 2010.