Legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform an acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Adler Theatre, Davenport.|
Playing guitar and piano, the 63-year-old musician will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night of the tour. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the concert.
Mr. Browne last performed in the Quad-Cities in November 2007 in an informal appearance with Bonnie Raitt at Davenport North High School, supporting then-presidential candidate John Edwards. Mr. Browne's last Adler Theatre concert, in November 2003, was also an acoustic show.
Reserved tickets for the upcoming concert ($46, $56 and $66) will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Adler Theatre box office, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport; Ticketmaster.com; (800) 745-3000; and Ticketmaster outlets.
Sara Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek. "Sun Midnight Sun," her second solo album, features a guest appearance by Mr. Browne.
"I'm really excited to have Sara joining me on this tour," he said in a press release. "We've played together a number of times in the last few years, sometimes on her show and sometimes mine, and it's always been a thrill for me. I'm floored by her amazing instrumental virtuosity and by her beautiful voice, and most of all, I love her songs."
Mr. 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," according to his website, jacksonbrowne.com. His hits include "Running on Empty," "The Pretender," "Doctor My Eyes," "Take It Easy," "Somebody's Baby," "The Load-Out/Stay," "For a Dancer," and "Lawyers in Love."
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.
He 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, Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.
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