About Oliver Trager

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Writer, editor, performer, teacher, graphic artist/collagist, baseball mystic, jazz maven, backwoods wanderer, and walker in the city, Oliver Trager is the foremost expert on Lord Buckley. He is the author of Dig Infinity! The Life & Art of Lord Buckley (Welcome Rain Publishers, 2002), The American Book of the Dead: The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia (Simon & Schuster, 1997) and Keys to the Rain: The Definitive The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (Billboard Books, 2004). He has staged numerous Lord Buckley events over the past three decades, gathering top shelf Buckley interpreters and musicians celebrating His Lordship’s achievement and contribution to American arts and letters.

For more on Trager’s efforts to spread a bit o’ the Lord Buckley gospel:




Dig Infinity! The Life & Art of Lord Buckley can be purchased via amazon or Abe’s Books:



For Oliver’s Baseball Writings: