Wednesday 28 March 2018
Jackson Browne has sold over 18 million albums and written some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music including Running on Empty, Doctor My Eyes, Take It Easy, Somebody’s Baby, These Days, Lawyers in Love, For a Rocker and The Pretender. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 by Bruce Springsteen and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
Browne defines a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics and is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights and arts education.
Accompanying Jackson on the road in Australia are longtime band mates Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (Vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards), and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).
Testament to Browne’s enduring popularity in, and affection for Australia, where he first toured in 1977, this is his 7th tour here since 2001.
Jackson Browne’s debut album was released in 1972 on David Geffen’s Asylum Records and since then Browne has released fourteen studio albums and four live albums.
His most recent studio album, Standing In The Breach is a collection of ten deeply personal and political songs, exploring love, hope and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.
Browne is a co-founder of the groups Musicians Unites for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org and a member of the Ocean Advocacy group, Ocean Elders.
In 2002, Browne was the fourth recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, given to artists whose works exemplify the environmental and social values that were essential to the great California-born author. He has received Duke University’s LEAF award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts and both the Chapin-World Hunger Year and NARM Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards. In 2004, he was given 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.
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