BROWNE’S NEW ALBUM JACKSON BROWNE – SOLO ACOUSTIC,
VOL. 2 WAS RELEASED MARCH 4;
BROWNE IS TOURING THE U.S. THROUGH APRIL
Los Angeles, CA, April 4, 2008: Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform at the third annual Lummis Day: The Festival Of Northeast Los Angeles, on Sunday, June 1. His appearance acknowledges his own roots in the area during the years he grew up in Highland Park. Lummis Day festivities, which take place at Lummis Home and Sycamore Grove Park in Highland Park, are free and open to the public and will run from 10:30AM-7PM.
The event celebrates the diverse cultures, spirit and history of L.A.’s Northeast Arroyo neighborhoods with a wide variety of food, music, art, poetry and dance. Nationally and regionally renowned artists will perform in English, Spanish and Tagalog. Browne’s set is scheduled for 6PM.
“Lummis Day” takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who became the L.A. Times’ first city editor in 1876, founded the Southwest Museum, and championed the concept of multi-culturalism in Southern California. The 2008 Festival is presented by the Annenberg Foundation and the Autry National center, and is sponsored by the Neighborhood Councils of Arroyo Seco, Eagle Rock, Historic Highland Park and Greater Cypress Park as well as the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Arroyo Seco Journal, KPFK-FM 90.7, KMEX-TV, SIPA, the North Figueroa Association with support from Los Angeles City Council Districts 1 and 14 and other arts and community organizations. The Lummis Day Community Foundation intends the event as a coalition builder among the area’s cultural, commercial and community resources that will create a framework for growth and progress in Northeast Los Angeles.
Jackson Browne’s Lummis Day performance follows a two-month nationwide tour of solo acoustic concerts that includes several Southern California dates in late April. The tour supports the March 4 release of JACKSON BROWNE–SOLO ACOUSTIC, VOL. 2, the second in a series of live albums recorded at recent solo shows in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. Released on Browne’s own Inside Recordings label, it follows up 2005’s GRAMMY®-nominated Jackson Browne – Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1, and features twelve career spanning songs, with Browne alternately on both guitar and piano.
The collection reaches all the back to Browne’s self-titled 1972 debut album with the song “Something
Fine,” and comes full circle with four tracks from his most recent studio album, 2002’s The Naked Ride Home, including the politically charged “Casino Nation.” Other highlights include “Redneck Friend” from
Browne’s second album, For Everyman, “In The Shape Of A Heart,” from 1987’s Lives In The Balance, “Sky Blue And Black” from 1993’s I’m Alive, “Alive In This World” from ’96’s Looking East and the Top 10 hit “Somebody’s Baby,” originally released on the Fast Times At Ridgemont High soundtrack.
In his four-star review of JACKSON BROWNE–SOLO ACOUSTIC, VOL. 2 for Rolling Stone Magazine, Anthony DeCurtis wrote, “Between songs, Browne speaks about his life and music with moving candor…This is Browne at his best, engaging his audience, his own experiences and the world around him, all in songs that will not lose their resonance any time soon.”
For tour dates and more information, log on to www.jacksonbrowne.com
For up-to-date info on Lummis Day, log on to www.lummisday.org.
Contact: Meghan Helsel at 626-585-9575