Jackson Browne Still Runnin’
It’s probably safe to say that everybody has that one, or perhaps two, albums which seem to be recorded for rainy, melancholy days. My personal favorites are Joni Mitchell’s Blue and Jackson Browne, which was Jackson Browne’s first album that debuted in January of 1972.
According to Wikipedia, after graduating high school in 1966, Clyde Jackson Browne began his musical career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He left the band, after a few months and took-up writing as a staff-writer for an Elektra Records publication.
He eventually continued his musical career, writing songs that were performed by other artist, including Tom Rush, Gregg Allman, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt and the Byrds. The Eagles hit, Take It Easy was the result of collaboration with Glenn Frey.
Jackson Browne’s style can perhaps be labeled as Folk-Rock along the likes of the Eagles. His personal hits include Doctor My Eyes, Rock Me on the Water, The Pretender and Running On Empty, to name a few.
In an article appearing in Ultimate Classic Rock.com, Browne was quoted as saying, “After so many years of doing concerts and performing and being places that not everybody gets to go, it would be silly for me to not recognize that I am, to some degree, a pop star. I have certain privileges because of it, but I don’t think of myself in those terms. I dress simply. Really, I think of myself as a songwriter.”
Browne has sold over 18-million albums in the United States and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
In a recent Ticketmaster concert review of his November 10th, 2015, Minneapolis show, a long-time fan states, “I have seen this man dozens of times since 1976. This was a great show and the first time I have seen him with a full band in years. He sounded and looked good. The band was very good.”
Jackson Browne will be appearing at the Devos Performance Hall, in Grand Rapids, on Monday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m.
He’s still runnin’, but is far from being empty.