Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jackson Browne's 2012 Acoustic Tour with special guest Sara Watkins makes a stop at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Wednesday, August 1st.

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne brings his summer 2012 Acoustic Tour to Mountain Park in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 1st at 7PM. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night.  Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest.

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. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Nukefree.org, and Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles

Sara Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the GRAMMY-winning trio Nickel Creek. Sun Midnight Sun, the second solo album from acclaimed singer, songwriter, and fiddle player will be released May 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by (guitarist/singer/songwriter/co-founder of the band Simon Dawes) Blake Mills (who plays Mountain Park supporting Fiona Apple on June 23rd), the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes), Benmont Tench,and Sean Watkins. “I’m really excited to have Sara joining me on this tour,” says Jackson “We've played together a number of times in the last few years, sometimes on her show and sometimes mine, and it's always been a thrill for me. I'm floored by her amazing instrumental virtuosity and by her beautiful voice, and most of all, I love her songs.”

Jackson will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Acoustic Tour to charity.  In addition, premium benefit seats are available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund: www.guacfund.org.

Tickets for Jackson Browne plus Sara Watkins at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Wednesday, August 1st are $76.00, $56.00, $46.00 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413/586-8686 and online at IHEG.com. Gates at 5:30. Show at 7PM

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