Jackson Browne is coming to the MACC

Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

The Maui News

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will be performing at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on April 8.

He will be accompanied by longtime band members Bob Glaub (bass), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Val McCallum (guitar), Alethea Mills (vocals), Chavonne Stewart (vocals), Jeff Young (keyboards) and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel and pedal steel).

“Jackson 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,” the announcement from the MACC said.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. He has sold more than 18 million albums with popular favorites including, “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Take It Easy,” “For a Rocker” and “Somebody’s Baby.”

Except for a brief period in New York City in the late 1960s, Browne has lived in Southern California. His debut album came out on David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1972. Since then, he has released 14 studio albums and four collections of live performances.

His most recent studio album, “Standing In The Breach,” is a collection of 10 songs, at times deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life, the news release said.

Browne is known for his support of the environment, human rights and arts education. He’s co-founder of Musicians United for Safe Energy and Nukefree.org and a member of the ocean advocacy group, Ocean Elders.

For his work, he was the fourth recipient in 2002 of the John Steinbeck Award, given to artists whose works exemplify the environmental and social values that were essential to the California-born author. He has received Duke University’s LEAF award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts and both the Chapin-World Hunger Year and NARM Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale to MACC members first on Wednesday and to the general public Friday, and they are going for $49, $59, $89, $125 and a limited amount of $150 premium seats, plus fees.

Tickets may be purchased at the MACC Box Office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, by calling 242-SHOW (7469) or online at mauiarts.org.

A limited number of Guacamole Fund benefit charity tickets are available as well; details may be found at mauiarts.org/jackson_browne. The Guacamole Fund is a nonprofit organization that supports organizations worldwide that promote safe, alternative non-nuclear energy.

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