Jackson Browne Information
Jackson Browne will take the road this summer with band mate and longtime friend David Lindley for the Jackson Browne with David Lindley Tour this summer, following the May 11th release of Love is Strange, a two-disc live-set album Browne and Lindley did in Spain in 2006. Accompanying Jackson Browne and David Lindley on tour will be Browne's band of almost 20 years: Kevin McCormick (bass), Mark Goldenberg (guitars), Mauricio Lewak (drums) and Jeff Young (keyboards, backing vocals), as well as Chavonne Stewart and Alethea Mills, vocalists Browne mentored in 2001 when they were attending High School in South Los Angeles.
Jackson Browne and David Lindley have a musical association reaching back almost 40 years. Regarded as a legendary stringed-instrument virtuoso, Lindley has played on many of Browne's albums, beginning with 1973's For Everyman, and on classics including Late For The Sky and The Pretender, both on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Jackson Browne, his debut album, came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972. Rolling Stone originally said, "Jackson Browne's songs are capable of generating a highly charged, compelling atmosphere throughout, and - just as important - of sustaining that pitch in the listener's mind long after they've ended." The now-classic LP introduced ten original songs, including "Doctor My Eyes," the album's first single, which became a #8 hit on Billboard's pop singles chart. The Pretender was Browne's first to chart in Billboard's Top 10, peaking at #5. On the heels of that success came what stands as Jackson's top-selling album, 1977's 7X platinum, life-on-the-road concept album, Running On Empty.
Browne has been just as influential in the social world as the musical, having received the Chapin-World Hunger Year Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award in 2007 and the NARM Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award in 2008. In 2004, Jackson was also named an honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, for "a remarkable musical career that has successfully combined an intensely personal artistry with a broader vision of social justice." With thirteen studio albums and five live/compilation albums under his belt, Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (2007). The Jackson Browne with David Lindley Tour will make its way to Boston on August 28th at the Bank of America Pavilion.