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Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform "You Know The Night," a song he co-wrote with Rob Wasserman and Woody Guthrie on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight, October 11th.
The song was released earlier this year to kick off the Centennial Celebration for Woody Guthrie on GRAMMY award winning bassist and collaborator Rob Wasserman's Woody Guthrie tribute album Note of Hope. Note of Hope released as a celebration of the words and music of Woody Guthrie, is just one of the many tributes and celebrations planned in conjunction with "Woody 100" - a celebration of Woody Guthrie's centennial.
The centerpiece of the celebrations will take place on October 14th at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Produced by the Kennedy Center and the GRAMMY Museum, This Land Is Your Land- The Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert will feature Browne, Wasserman and an array of renowned artists including Ry Cooder, Roseanne Cash, Tom Morello, Joel Rafael, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Old Crow Medicine Show and more. The performance is part of the Songs Of Conscience concert series.
In addition to these two special appearances honoring the life and work of Woody Guthrie, Jackson Browne will launch the fall portion of his 2012 U.S. Acoustic Tour. The tour, which begins in West Virginia on October 15th and runs throughout the Midwest, ending on November 15 in Colorado Springs, CO. Playing guitar and piano, Jackson will perform songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each night, accompanied by Val McCallum (guitars) and Mauricio Lewak (drums). Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins will open the Acoustic Tour as a special guest; she will be joined by her brother Sean Watkins (guitar) and Tyler Chester (bass, organ). Tickets are on-sale now for the fall tour and information is available at www.jacksonbrowne.com. Premium benefit seats are available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund: www.guacfund.org.
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.
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