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Poets and Prophets: Salute to Songwriter JD Souther


2:30-4:00 pm

1 Hr 30 Min

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JD Souther contributed songs to several classic albums while creating his own artful, melodic recordings attuned to navigating the evolving nature of personal relationships in the 1970s and beyond. The Grammy nominee and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee has penned hits for Country Music Hall of Fame member Brooks & Dunn, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood and more, while establishing a strong following as a performer. His songs include pivotal works recorded by Linda Ronstadt, including “Don’t Cry Now,” “Faithless Love,” “Prisoner in Disguise,” “Silver Blue,” “Simple Man, Simple Dream,” and “White Rhythm & Blues.” He also helped push the Eagles to new heights by co-writing “Best of My Love,” “Heartache Tonight,” “New Kid in Town,” and “Victim of Love.” With Glenn Frey, Souther formed the duo Longbranch/Pennywhistle and released a self-titled album in 1969. He also recorded with Richie Furay and Chris Hillman as the all-star trio Souther-Hillman-Furay Band. Souther has issued several solo albums over the last 20 years, including his most recent release, Tenderness (2015). He has reissued expanded editions of past solo albums John David Souther (1972), Black Rose (1976), Home By Dawn (1984) and his project with Glenn Frey, Longbranch/Pennywhistle (1969). Offered in support of the exhibition Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock, presented by City National Bank. Program made possible in part by the Academy of Country Music. Ford Theater. Included with Museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to Museum members.

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