“When I walk back on the stage it will be with a new attitude toward my program and my audience. These last few months, staying at home, as we all have, has changed us, I am sure, and has inspired me to dig a little deeper into the catalogue and to create some new music. I also feel after all the pain and frustration between the virus and the deaths at the hands of the police, that I have opened up and that if I have never laid my heart wide open before, this is the time to do so. I miss my fans, and the fun both on stage and post-show. I am anxious to be on my way to these Spring 2021 performances.” Jimmy Webb June 2020
Jimmy Webb, America’s Songwriter, has written songs that transcend generations and genres –think “Wichita Lineman,” “MacArthur Park,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” and “Didn’t We.” This Motown-trained composer writes all of his own lyrics and music and is the only hit maker to have scored songs on the Pop, Country, R&B, Rap, Disco and New Age charts. During this Evening with Jimmy Webb, audiences will hear this multi-Grammy Award winner’s songs and experience his insightful and often humorous stories about his work with Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt (“Still Within the Sound of My Voice”), Art Garfunkel (“All I Know”), The Fifth Dimension (“Up, Up and Away”), The Highwaymen (“The Highwayman”), Kanye West (“Famous” features Webb’s “Do What You Gotta Do”), and more.
Jimmy Webb is the author of the memoir, The Cake and the Rain, and the “bible” of songwriting, Tunesmith: The Art of Songwriting. In 2019 Webb released a piano-only CD, SlipCover, featuring some of his favorite songs from his contemporaries; Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones and more.