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Jackson Browne Marks Independence Day At Tanglewood 40 Years After First Visit

It’s fitting that Tanglewood’s annual Fourth of July concert features Jackson Browne this year, because few artists have had such a big influence on the sound of American popular music over the past 50 years.

From his days as a youth prodigy in Greenwich Village to Laurel Canyon songwriting partnerships with groups like The Eagles to a solo career that has brought him to arenas and radio speakers around the world, Browne has garnered praise from fans and fellow musicians alike for his keen sense of melody and touching lyrics.

A social and political activist, Browne has sold millions of records en route to enshrinement in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Browne has released nearly 20 studio and live albums. His latest concert film, I’ll Do Anything: Live in Concert, came out last month from Inside Recordings.

Browne’s Fourth of July visit to Tanglewood marks his first visit to Lenox in 15 years. He will also stop by the late Levon Helm’s Hudson Valley barn for a pair of Midnight Rambles beginning July 12.

Jackson Browne may be synonymous with Southern California, but it is our pleasure to welcome him to the Northeast and to the Roundtable.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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