Orton Signs On To Jeff Buckley Tribute

Singer/songwriter Beth Orton is among the artists scheduled to

play a Nov. 17 tribute concert for late singer Jeff Buckley. The

concert, to be held in New York at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center

for the Arts, also will include a performance by Black Beetle, a

band that features two former members of Buckley's backing group. Buckley's

mother, Mary Guibert, also will give a presentation at the show, according

to a statement from the event's organizers. Buckley drowned in May 1997

while swimming in the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tenn. He was 30. His

father, folk singer Tim Buckley, also died young, overdosing on

heroin at 28.