If there is a soundtrack to the ’70s, there is no doubt that Jackson Browne is prominently featured on it.
The iconic singer-songwriter mastered sweet melodies and introspective lyrics, becoming a key player in what is now known as Southern California sound as a songwriter long before becoming a star in his own right. The Byrds, Nico, Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt all recorded songs written by Browne early in the decade—but, you know him best for co-writing The Eagles’ “Take it Easy” and his own hits “Running on Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes,” and “Somebody’s Baby.”
Browne has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and he plays a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden on Wednesday night. Doors are at 6:30 and the music starts at 7.