Jimmy Webb Is One Of The Old Masters
What Leonard Bernstein was to West Side Story, Jimmy Webb is to "Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Galveston," and hundreds more.
The brilliant, pure and authentic singer-songwriter, Jimmy Webb, who makes a rare, must-see appearance at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 26, shared a story about Glen Campbell in our chat that is so funny!
But he also has stories to share about Frank Sinatra, Waylon Jennings, Richard Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, even Saturday Night Live's Father Guido Sarducci. Damn near every professional member of the music universe has been touched by a Jimmy Webb tune.
His recognition is as wide as his extraordinary talent. The only artist in the world to ever receive Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration!
The National Academy of Songwriters named Jimmy recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award, but his most important accolade comes from that almost spiritual connection he has created between his words and music and our hearts and memories.
As his song says..."and I want you more than need you...and I need you for all time." One of the greatest lines of modern times, and one of the great masters of all-time, Jimmy Webb.