Legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne was just announced as the recipient of the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award for the 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards in January. Browne, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007, will be celebrated at the upcoming Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, with the help of some longtime friends.
The Section will be there to reunite on-stage for a special one night only performance. While renowned musicians Danny Kortchmar (guitar), Craig Doerge (keyboards), Leland Sklar (bass) and Russ Kunkel (drums) haven’t played collectively in years, they’ll be joining forces once again, as they’re being honored as the newest inductees to the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame.
Since Browne’s debut album came out on David Geffen's Asylum Records in 1972, he has released 14 studio albums and four collections of live performances, selling over 18 million albums in the U.S. Songs like "Somebody's Baby," "Doctor My Eyes" and "Running On Empty," helped define an entire generation of music that has been seamlessly woven into the tapestry of popular culture.
“Jackson Browne’s success as a singer, songwriter and guitarist has had a prolific impression on the music industry throughout his successful career,” Michael Braunstein, Executive Director of the Les Paul Foundation said in a press release. “Like Les Paul, Jackson has never shied away from expressing his emotions or thoughts through his music. I have no doubt that Les would have liked to share a few jams with Jackson along the way.”
The Section (who has played with other greats such as James Taylor, Warren Zevon and Crosby, Stills & Nash) will be performing their best-known hits in support of the evening’s celebration. The supergroup can be heard playing on Browne's albums Running On Empty and Hold Out.
Jackson Browne will be on tour in 2018. You can pick up tickets to see him, right here at AXS.