Jimmy Webb will be honored with a special tribute show at Carnegie Hall on May 3. Presented by City Winery, the event will celebrate Webb’s creative legacy and hit songs, including “Wichita Lineman,” “MacArthur Park,” “Galveston,” “Didn’t We” and “All I Know.”
A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain features a lineup including Ashley Campbell (daughter of Glen Campbell), Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, Toby Keith, Judy Collins, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. of the Fifth Dimension, Johnny Rivers and Dwight Yoakam. Webb is also slated to perform.
Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and the I’ll Be Me Foundation in honor of Jimmy’s dear friend Glen Campbell.
The tribute event coincides with two milestones: Jimmy’s new memoir, The Cake and The Rain, set for publication on April 18 through St. Martin’s Press, and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of “Wichita Lineman.”
Webb’s accolades include the Ivor Novello International Award (2012) and the Academy of Country Music’s Poet Award (2016). He received his first gold record at the age of 18 and was the youngest inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His diverse songwriting style was especially apparent in 2016 when he premiered his classical piece “Nocturne for Lefty” and had his music featured prominently on Kanye West’s “Famous.” From his country crossover hits with Glen Campbell, to a No. 1 disco hit with Donna Summer (“MacArthur Park”), to a Grammy-nominated rap song, Webb remains the only writer to receive Grammys across writing, music and orchestration.
Webb is the former Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and long-time Board Member of ASCAP.
Webb has released 10 solo albums since the 1970s, while continuing to write for other artists. 2010’s Just Across the River features duets on some of his biggest songs with friends Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, JD Souther, and Glen Campbell plus Lucinda Williams, Michael McDonald and Mark Knopfler. A follow up featuring Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Carly Simon, Keith Urban, and more was released in 2013.
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