‘Spot light on a Song’
Hello Friday! I’m quite excited this morning as i just landed some tickets to see Jackson Browne tomorrow night at one of the most beautiful outdoor music venues in Seattle! That’s a win.
For all you millennials— Clyde Jackson Browne has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. In his teens he began singing folk songs in local LA venues such as the Ash Grove and The Troubador Club.
Browne’s first songs, were recorded by numerous artists such as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tom Rush, Nico, Steve Noonan, Gregg Allman, Joan Baez, Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds, and many others. Browne did not release his own versions of these early songs until years later.
In 1971, Browne signed with his manager David Geffen‘s Asylum Records and released Jackson Browne (1972). The album included the piano-driven “Doctor My Eyes“, which immediately entered the Top Ten in the US singles chart.
I specifically recall Browne guest-starred as himself in The Simpsons episode! A song-writer with a sense of humor.
Browne is a long time environmental activist and charitable contributor to a multitude of organizations and causes. Not to mention one of the most gifted (musical and lyrical) songwriters of our time.
Never too big for his britches, he took a visit to NPR’s Tiny Desk and gave them a treat for the senses. Enjoy!
Strum a little….