w/ special guest Sara Watkins
AEG Live presents Rock & Roll and Songwriter's Hall of Fame inductee, Jackson Browne, LIVE at the F.M. Kirby Center on Thursday, October 18th at 8:00 p.m. Browne will be joined by special guest Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek, The Decemberists).
Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.
His debut album came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, Browne has released thirteen studio albums and three collections of live performances; his most recent, Love Is Strange features David Lindley.
Beyond his music, Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Nukefree.org, and the Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.
In 2002, he 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, Jackson 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."