Talking about Jackson Browne is sort of talking about the history of American music itself. While the peak of his career is years, maybe even decades behind him, you would be hard pressed to turn on the radio and not hear one of his songs playing back out at you. In the 70’s and 80’s he was a prolific recording artist releasing no less than seven multi-platinum albums that yielded such hits as “The Pretender”, “Tender Is The Night”, “You Love The Thunder” and “Running On Empty”, a song that for many, perfectly encapsulated the “innocence” of the 70’s as it began its slow decline into the everything overload that was the 80’s.
Add to that the fact that he penned tracks like The Eagles mega hit “Take It Easy”, Nico’s depressively cool rumination “These Days” and had a lifelong working relationship with Warren Zevon, and it’s easy to see why the title of “legend” that most would lay upon him is as irrefutable as it is deserved. So it was appropriate that Browne would choose Wolf Trap for a stop on his current tour because after all, Wolf Trap is where the legends come to play.