JACKSON BROWNE – ” Downhill From Everywhere “

Posted: July 24, 2021 in MUSIC
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Storied singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has released his latest album, “Downhill From Everywhere“, via Inside Recordings. In support of the new record, Browne will hit the road for a joint summer tour with James Taylor and a September run of “Evening With” shows.

The release of Downhill From Everywhere was preceded by album single “My Cleveland Heart” which Browne performed last month on the Jimmy Kimmel Live TV Show.

The songwriting on the album presents a heightened sense of urgency from the aging icon during an age when social, political, and environmental issues are reaching an inflection point. The songs feel like direct rallying cries to various pressing causes, like the shimmering “Love Is Love” and the stomping “Until Justice Is Real”.

“I see the writing on the wall,” Browne explains in a statement. “I know there’s only so much time left in my life. But I now have an amazing, beautiful grandson, and I feel more acutely than ever the responsibility to leave him a world that’s inhabitable.”

While the issues Browne tackles on the album are often sweeping and existential, he writes on a far more intimate scale, consistently zeroing in on the human experience at the heart of it all. “There’s a deep current of inclusion running through this record,” Browne explains. “I think that idea of inclusion, of opening yourself up to people who are different than you, that’s the fundamental basis for any kind of understanding in this world.”

Downhill From Everywhere was recorded with a core band that included guitarists Greg Leisz (Eric Clapton, Bill Frisell, Bob Weir) and Val McCallum (Lucinda Williams, Sheryl Crow), bassist Bob Glaub (Linda Ronstadt, CSNY, John Fogerty), keyboardist Jeff Young (Sting, Shawn Colvin), drummer Mauricio Lewak (Sugarland, Melissa Etheridge), and longtime vocalists Chavonne Stewart and Alethea Mills, the record is a collaborative work driven by group chemistry and an openness to new sounds and ideas.

Browne will be busy on the road for the rest of the year in support of the new album. On July 29th, he’ll kick off an extensive tour with James Taylor that will keep him busy through the month of August. In September, Browne will shift gears for a run of “Evening With” performances before linking back up with Taylor for another leg of shows in October.

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