LIVE: Jackson Browne @ the Palace Theatre, 8/14/14

August 19th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg

Jackson Browne

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

One guy…
One baby grand piano…
One massive display of nearly two dozen guitars…
And two sprawling solo sets that spanned nearly two-and-a-half hours…

It’s one thing to keep your options open, as Jackson Browne did as he glided through a concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany last week – especially a solo show, where he was free to radically alter his set list on a whim – or the crowd’s demand… and the crowd was mighty demanding, yelling out requests at every opportunity.

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LIVE: Jackson Browne @ the Palace Theatre, 10/3/11

October 6th, 2011, 3:30 pm by Greg

Jackson Browne and his wall o’ guitars…

It’s a simple plan.

Jackson Browne gives me all the guitars he doesn’t use.

Mofo had 17 of them onstage at the Palace Theatre on Monday night, and he didn’t use half. And when he played the piano – for much of the show – he covered up the best ones (a pair of Martin 00-17s) so’s we couldn’t see them.

It’s simple, Jackson – contact Nippertown for my address and ship them to me. I’ll cover the UPS. Really.

When he did play them, it was sweet, no doubt. No Lindley, no Goldenberg, no nothin,’ just Browne and six strings and a catalog of archetypal sensitive singer/songwriter stuff designed to make the ladies moist and the men weepy. But when he hits it – “Giving That Heaven Away,” “Call It a Loan,” “Something Fine” – man, it works.

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Jackson Browne – This Time Solo

September 28th, 2010, 3:01 pm by Greg

Jackson Browne with David Lindley

Jackson Browne with David Lindley performing @ The Palace Theatre 9/7/10 (photo by Martin Benjamin)

Yes, singer-songwriter-Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne was just in town a couple of weeks ago with his band and David Lindley for a stellar concert at the Palace Theater.

But now he’s headed back to the Hudson Valley for a solo acoustic show at the Bardavon Theater in Poughkeepsie at 8pm on Saturday, October 16.

The reason? The concert is a fundraiser for Congressman John Hall – who you may recall was a founding member of the Woodstock-based hitmakers Orleans.

Tix are $65, $75 and $200. Additional Platinum VIP tix, which also include a reception following the show, are available for $500. You can order your tix online here.

Live: Jackson Browne & Band With David Lindley @ the Palace Theatre, 9/7/10

September 9th, 2010, 10:59 am by Greg

Jackson Browne with David Lindley

Jackson Browne with David Lindley

In a mostly satisfying performance, it just took Jackson Browne too long to get it cranking with his band. His voice was in fine form, with his able duo of back-up singers and bandmates filling in certain vocal notes for him at times.

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DVD: Jackson Browne’s “Going Home”

September 7th, 2010, 3:30 pm by Greg

Jackson Browne: Going Home(Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2010):

It’s been out of print for a couple of years now, but the folks at Eagle Rock finally re-issued it just last month.

Originally released in 2000 by Pioneer, this 90-minute DVD boasts quite a bit of concert footage, but it’s not a concert DVD. Part documentary about Jackson Browne’s long-running career and part live concert experience, “Going Home” originally aired as a music special on the Disney Channel back in 1994.

From a musical point of view, it’s a frustrating view, as many of the songs that are performed never reach their conclusion, but rather get cut off mid-song in order to insert some interview or commentary footage.

And the core of Browne’s 1994 band seen here – bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Mauricio Lewak (both from Melissa Etheridge’s original rhythm section), guitarist Mark Goldenberg and keyboardist Jeff Young – are still with him, and will share the spotlight with Brown again tonight in concert at Albany’s Palace Theatre.

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LIVE: David Lindley @ the Van Dyck, 7/23

July 27th, 2009, 2:17 pm by Greg


One of the most charmingly eccentric musicians and human beings, David Lindley returned to the recently reopened Van Dyck in Schenectady on Thursday, July 23, dazzling fans with two solo performances that showcased his bottomless musical talent and his seemingly endless array of musical instruments.

His setlist included:
favorites: “King of the Bed” and “Methlab Boyfriend”
covers: Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road,” Springsteen’s “Brothers Under the Bridge”
tunes from his latest album, “Big Twang”: “The State of Arkansas,” “Revenge Will Come”

And, yes, as predicted here at Nippertown first, there was a special guest in the house. Lindley’s longtime pal and employer Jackson Browne rolled into town a day early for his SPAC show in order to catch Lindley’s shows at the Van Dyck. Unfortunately, he didn’t perform, however, preferring to rest his voice on his off-night.


Photos by Andrzej Pilarczyk

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