The unforgettable Jackson Browne will be bringing his timeless folk rock to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now may be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304.293.SHOW or 800.745.3000.
Playing guitar and piano, Browne will perform songs from his entire body of work. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the acoustic tour as a special guest.
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. For more than 40 years, Browne has been an enduring influence in the world of rock, crafting lyrically conscious folk-rock hits such as Doctor My Eyes, Running on Empty and These Days. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, 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, Nukefree.org and Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.
Sara Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek. Sun Midnight Sun, the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player will be released May 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Browne, Fiona Apple, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Benmont Tench and Sean Watkins. “I’m really excited to have Sara joining me on this tour,” says Browne. “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.”
Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, Ticket prices range from $50 to $80 depending on seat location. Student tickets are $28 with a valid WVU I.D (one discounted ticket per I.D.) Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304.293.SHOW and 800-745-3000.
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