Tuesday Reviews: Jackson Browne

Shirley Halperin, music editor at 

Review - Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach

With Standing in the Breach, Jackson Browne makes a stunningly bold statement of purpose in a moment that might have been more reflective. After all, his very best music was the subject of a celebrated recent tribute album, something that might have left a lesser artist more humbled than ambitious. Not Browne. His first album of new songs since 2008, set for release on Browne’s own Inside Recordings in October, finds him working at peak creativity — as a writer, as a performer, as a bandmate.

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The Birds of St. Marks, Jackson Browne
Written in 1967 while Browne was playing guitar with Nico, the world-weary Byrds-inspired ballad is on Standing in the Breach, out Oct. 7.

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The Birds of St. Marks - Rolling Stone Song Review

Jackson Browne

by Jon Dolan -- Rolling Stone

Browne wrote this ballad in 1967, when he was 18 and returning to California near the end of his period in New York playing guitar with Nico. He recorded a demo in 1970, but he’s finally officially releasing the song on his new LP. Against gentle Byrds-like guitars, he adds decades of wisdom to its prayerful weariness.


Jackson Browne Announces New Album Standing In The Breach Out October 7th On Inside Recordings

The Birds of St. Marks


On October 7th, Jackson Browne will release his 14th studio album, Standing In The Breach.  The album was recorded in Los Angeles and features the single "The Birds Of St. Marks," which debuted yesterday on Rolling Stone and MOJO.

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Jackson Browne Returns to an Old Favorite Hear "The Birds of St. Marks"

Jackson Browne

Six years after Time the Conqueror, a Bush-era LP that found him addressing subjects like Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War,  Jackson Browne is preparing to release Standing in the Breach, a new studio album due October 7th. For the lead single, the singer-songwriter returned to "The Birds of St. Marks," a tune he wrote when he was playing guitar with Nico in the late Sixties, and recruited his new ensemble of musicians to give the track a fuller arrangement.

Jackson Browne Announces U.S. And U.K. Fall Tour Dates In Support Of His New Studio Album To Be Released October 6/7

Jackson Browne - Standing In The Breach
Band Shows Begin At The Kennedy Center In September, Ending In November At London’s Royal Albert Hall

Inside Recordings Announces 40th Anniversary Reissue Of Jackson Browne's Late For The Sky

Inside Recordings announces 40th anniversary reissue of Jackson Browne’s Late For The Sky. Remastered and available worldwide on June 23/24. Presented in new eco-packaging and an all digital format. Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic tour dates are currently on sale.

Singer-Songwriter Joel Rafael to Perform at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica on November 3rd and Freight and Salvage in San Francisco on November 7th

California songwriter and seminal folk artist Joel Rafael will be joining co-headliner Tish Hinojosa for two California shows the first week of November. The pair will perform at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica on November 3rd and at Freight and Salvage in San Francisco on November 7th. Rafael will play original songs, some of his Woody Guthrie co-writes and other covers of American folk classics. Tickets are $20 for McCabe's and $18.50 for Freight and Salvage with a reduced rate for Freight members. To purchase tickets visit-

Review: Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center

The new CD/DVD set is entitled Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center, but in fact, Woody never made it past 55. This document of an altogether lively concert program from a wide assortment of admirers proves, however, that his music has not only lasted 'til 100, but will likely survive us all. This is a celebration, yes, but a celebration with a conscience. A strong thread of morality and social awareness ran through all of Guthrie's songs, as he believed music could make a difference in America.


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