FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arts Center Enterprises
Saenger Theatre & Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
504.525.1052 ext. 209
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, MAY 29TH @ 10am
New Orleans, LA- Jackson 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. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007. Browne has written and recorded songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running on Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's Baby". He was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.
Jackson's career began in the mid-60s in Los Angeles and Orange County folk clubs. Except for a brief period in NYC in the late 1960s, he has always lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released fourteen studio albums and four collections of live performances. His new studio album, Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.
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) and Nukefree.org
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."
This September and October, joining Jackson on the road with his longtime band mates Bob Glaub (Bass), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Jeff Young (Hammond Organ, Piano), Chavonne Stewart & Alethea Mills (Harmony Vocals), and Greg Leisz (Guitar, Lap Steel, Pedal Steel) are multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Larry Campbell and singer-guitarist Teresa Williams. Currently on tour in support of their own eponymous debut album, produced by Campbell, their music distills everything into a potent, infectious blend of Americana style and timeless soul, offered with a relaxed generosity that can only come from rich experience.
"I'm thrilled to be touring with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams," said Jackson Browne. "We played together at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble a few years ago, and I've been waiting for the chance to play with them again ever since. Larry has played in some of my all-time favorite bands, and I'm excited to hear what he brings to my songs as this tour unfolds. Teresa and I have a great vocal blend, as does she and Larry, and I'm looking forward to what happens when we introduce these longtime favorites of mine into my body of songs."
Tickets for Jackson Browne ($50.00 - $86.00) go on sale Friday, May 29th at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located
at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. Special benefit seating available at jacksonbrowne.com.