Over the course of more than three decades, Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music. With classic albums including Late For The Sky, The Pretender, Running On Empty, and For Everyman, and songs like “Doctor My Eyes,” “Rock Me On The Water,” and “Lives In The Balance,” he has defined a genre of songwriting that is charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.
Jackson’s artistry was recognized with his 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also received in 2004 an honorary Doctorate of Music from 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.”
Browne’s last album release was 2005’s GRAMMY®-nominated Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic Vol. 1, presenting twelve songs culled from his acclaimed solo acoustic concerts performed worldwide.
Tracing the roots of Browne’s career leads back to the mid-‘60s and Los Angeles/Orange County folk clubs, where he played solo. Born in Germany to American parents, Jackson moved to Los Angeles at age 3, and, except for a short period living and working in New York City in the late 1960s, has always lived in Southern California.
His integral presence in the coffeehouse scene there ultimately led to his celebrated 1972 debut album, Jackson Browne. The now classic LP introduced ten original songs, including “Rock Me On The Water,” and “Jamaica Say You Will,” featuring David Crosby on harmony vocals. Crosby and Graham Nash sang on “Doctor My Eyes,” the album’s first single, which became a #8 hit on Billboard’s pop singles…