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CONCERT REVIEW: Jackson Browne stands in at Tanglewood

NEWS - July 15, 2013

With a makeshift and malleable set list, help from opener Sara Watkins and old friend Danny Kortchmar, and an in-tribute cover of Taylors Sweet Baby James, Jackson Brownes two hour set at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood served as a formidable stand-in on Thursday night.

Jackson Browne at Tanglewood

LENOX _ With the mountains, the music, fireworks and songs about the Turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston, there is little that can match the magic of a James Taylor Fourth of July concert at Tanglewood.

But Jackson Browne came close.

With a makeshift and malleable set list, help from opener Sara Watkins and old friend Danny Kortchmar, and an in-tribute cover of Taylors Sweet Baby James, Jackson Brownes two hour set at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood served as a formidable stand-in on Thursday night.

Browne acknowledged that he was a guest in James Taylors house and privileged to perform in that Fourth of July slot while Taylor tends to writing and recording his first new album in a decade. He also noted that he had played the shed many times, back in 1978, and the year before that, and once as an opening act for America. . . .

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