Jimmy Webb coming to Thrasher!
Composer of "Wichita Lineman", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Up, Up and Away."
Jimmy Webb, the quintessential American songwriter with over 40-years of hits under his belt, and the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, will be making a stop at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Friday, November 5, 2010, for a 7:30 p.m. performance.
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 this past year 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. 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.
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.