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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Jimmy Webb

  • Doors Open: 7:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Ticket Price: $46 gold circle, $36 reserved, $26 GA
  • Genre: Country/Rockabilly
  • Rock/Pop

America's songwriter

Description

Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter, composer, and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. His platinum-selling classics include "Up, Up and Away," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "The Worst that Could Happen," "All I Know," and "MacArthur Park," His songs have been recorded or performed by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Judy Collins, Isaac Hayes, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, R.E.M., Michael Feinstein, and Carly Simon. According to BMI, his song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was the third most performed song in the 50 years between 1940 to 1990. He is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. Jimmy Webb was the youngest man ever inducted into the National Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He also serves proudly on the board of ASCAP and is dedicated to the preserving the rights and the craft of the songwriter. His book "Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting" is considered a bible among musicians and is a great read for anyone interested in music. Still "at the top of his game" (New York Times), Jimmy Webb recently released the critically acclaimed album "Still Within the Sound of My Voice."

Photos & Videos

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Jimmy Webb
Credit: Sasa Tkalcan/Helsinki Festival

Jimmy Webb - "Galveston" (Live for WFUV)