12/10 Sat 8:30 ~ JIMMY WEBB; with special guest Peter Calo ~ $35 +$2 processing
*** LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS *** CALL AFTER 1 PM ***
The critical acclaimed composer Jimmy Webb has received during his more than forty years of success is as remarkable as the accomplishments they honor: he is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and, according to BMI, his "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," has been the third most performed song from the '60s until 1990, with "Up, Up and Away" on the same list in the top thirty. Webb's, "Wichita Lineman" has been listed in MOJO Magazine's worldwide survey of the best one hundred singles of all time in the top fifty, and was singled out in the Oct/Nov 2001 issue of Blender as "The Greatest Song Ever." Even singer/songwriter James Taylor was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 for "Best Male Pop Vocal" for his rendition of the song. The National Academy of Songwriters also named Jimmy as 1993's recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award, although TIME Magazine was early to acknowledge Jimmy Webb's range and proficiency back in 1968 when it referred to his astonishing string of hits, and commented on "Webb's gift for strong, varied rhythms, inventive structures, and rich, sometimes surprising harmonies." In 1999 Jimmy was inducted by actor Michael Douglas into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as one of the State's most celebrated sons, he was inducted onto the Board of Directors for The Songwriters' Hall of Fame in early 2000, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for ASCAP. In 2011 Webb was unanimously elected as Chairman of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, replacing Hal David's ten year reign in the same position.
Though best known for the instant classics he provided for such artists as Glen Campbell ("By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Where's The Playground, Susie"), Richard Harris ("MacArthur Park," "Didn't We"), the Fifth Dimension ("Up, Up and Away," "This Is Your Life"), The Brooklyn Bridge ("Worst That Could Happen"), Art Garfunkel ("All I Know"), Linda Ronstadt ("Easy For You To Say"), Joe Cocker ("The Moon's A Harsh Mistress") and so on, Jimmy Webb continues to write songs that are as carefully crafted and magical as the earlier ones. Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson hit #1 in the late eighties with another Webb standard, "The Highwayman," a ballad which won him yet another Grammy for Best Country Song of the Year, and a CMA Award for Single Of The Year. Linda Ronstadt, who has recorded a multitude of his songs throughout her recording career, included four of his efforts on her double platinum album, "Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind." With a discography that reads like a "Who's Who" in the music world, Webb's songs continue to grace a multitude of major recording artists' albums, from Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney, to Urge Overkill, Reba McEntire, and Shawn Colvin.
More about Jimmy Webb | listen | watch | NPR "Fresh Air" interview
Perhaps most recognized for his work with Carly Simon, Peter Calo has also recorded and performed with such legendary Grammy Award winning artists as James Taylor, Hall & Oats and renowned record producer Phil Ramone. "Peter's guitar needs no limelight. Peter is an extreme virtuoso... He can improvise better than anyone, I think, and when he solos it always seems to be a natural thing." - Carly Simon (New York Times interview); "Peter Calo...is a masterful guitarist" -The Boston Globe. But, once you hear Peter Calo's music live, you'll find out what a great songwriter and singer he is as well: "Great voice, great songs, great ideas..." -Time Out, London
More about Peter Calo | listen | watch
* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible
(see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
Party of 2: One hour before show time
Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.
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Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564