(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Grammy Award-winning songwriter Jimmy Webb pays tribute to his longstanding collaboration with singer-songwriter Glen Campbell in “Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years,” highlighting some of the 100-plus recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook, at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, March 18, at 8pm.
As a songwriter, Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits over the last 50 years in a range of genres from country to pop to disco, with songs including “Worst That Could Happen,” “The Highway Man,” “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” But, perhaps the most enduring partnership out of all those memorable songs is his musical brotherhood with Glen Campbell. Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years highlights some of the 100-plus recordings from the Webb/Campbell songbook, pulling the audience in with hits such as “Honey Come Back,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Galveston.”
Webb, who has shared the stage with legends such as Billy Joel, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, and Jackson Browne, was the youngest man ever inducted into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame. Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. The New York Times says, “Webb is a superb natural melodist whose best songs often combine the tuneful directness of country music with the unabashedly romantic harmonic palette of classic Hollywood film scores.”
Tickets to Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years are $25, $35 and $45. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at the Colonial Theatre. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.