Photo by: Danny Clinch
Consider the journey of Jackson Browne. At 18, the singer-songwriter was hanging out with the Velvet Underground in New York City's Greenwich Village, working on Nico’s Chelsea Girl album. A few years later, he was part of the Los Angeles country rock mafia, co-writing “Take It Easy” (with the late Glenn Frey) for The Eagles and forging the template for the ’70s sensitive singer-songwriter movement with albums like "Late tor the Sky" and hits like "Doctor My Eyes."
Now a member of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame (inducted by Bruce Springsteen, a big fan), Browne has used his music for activism – the 1986 album "Lives in the Balance" took on U.S. imperialism, and he co-founded MUSE, an organization of musicians against nuclear energy. His 2014 album, "Standing in the Breach," earned the veteran singer his best notices in years, and his latest tour is solo acoustic: stripped down renditions of classics like “Fountain of Sorrow,” “The Pretender” and (let’s hope) that memorable rewrite of Maurice Williams and Zodiacs’ “Stay.”
Jackson Browne was scheduled to appear Jan. 23 for a sold-out show at the Carpenter Theatre, but the concert is being rescheduled due to a winter storm. All tickets will be honored on the new date. 8 p.m. $37 to $85. 600 E. Grace St. 592-3400 or richmondcenterstage.com.