Western Reserve Folk Arts Association

An Evening with Jimmy Webb

All Ages
Sunday, October 15
Doors: 6:30pm
$35 to $45

Jimmy Webb – America’s Songwriter

Jimmy Webb’s songs are deeply embedded in our culture.  His catalog of music and lyrics spans multiple genres and appeals to all living generations.  He is always on the lists of the most important songwriters.  With songs including “Wichita Lineman”, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “The Worst that Could Happen”, “MacArthur Park”, “Galveston”, “Didn’t We”, “All I Know”, “The Highwayman”, and “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”, he is clearly beloved by the best voices and admired by songwriters everywhere. Webb has been dubbed a modern-day Gershwin/Porter/Berlin and is a bona fide progenitor of the Great American Songbook.  Yet at the same time, he appeals directly and widely to the country/pop/rock/rap culture of today. Webb’s music runs the spectrum of modern music genres: country, pop, rock, jazz, rap, heavy metal, new age, gospel, disco, EDM, classical—and more.  And his songs have been recorded by the foremost interpreters of these genres. 

In his live shows, Jimmy’s intimate style is juxtaposed against his stature and exquisite piano skills. His humor and storytelling create such a personal atmosphere that the audience cries, laughs and sings as if in the presence of a long lost relative here for a brief visit.    Jimmy walked with giants and regales audiences with stories of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Louis Armstrong, Art Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt, Harry Nilsson, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, and More!