The Music of Jimmy Webb Live Rehearsal Show - 5/2Tuesday, May 02 2017 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
- Bar Stool
at City Winery New York City
Our VIP seats offer the best option for couples and pairs to enjoy a bit more space than other sections and are located in an elevated section behind the House Left Premier (floor) section. This section features low, four-seat tables and eight seat high tops with barstool seating.
Our Premier section offers tables of four, six and eight seat banquets on the main floor with a full view of the stage
This intimate dress rehearsal will feature very special guests performing songs from Jimmy Webb's deep catalog. While we can't announce those guests, we CAN tell you that the following night at Carnegie Hall, we'll be welcoming Toby Keith, Hanson, Dwight Yoakam, Art Garfunkel, Graham Nash, Judy Collins, and many more to fête Jimmy. (Hint, hint.)
Over the past 40 years, Jimmy Webb's accomplishments as a composer, arranger, songwriter, and performer have made him a truly iconic figure in the music world. The only artist ever to receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, Jimmy's name can be found on a staggering number of songwriter halls of fame, lifetime achievement awards, and "best singles of all time" lists. His songs, however speak for themselves. A short list of the amazing string of hit singles that Jimmy has written over the years must include "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" (performed by Glen Campbell); "Didn't We" (Richard Harris); "Up, Up and Away" (the Fifth Dimension); "Easy For You To Say" (Linda Ronstadt); "The Moon's A Harsh Mistress" (Joe Cocker); "The Highwayman" (Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson)...and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
While most of Jimmy's songs may be more familiar in their recordings by other artists, from Frank Sinatra (who declared "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" the greatest torch song ever written) to Shawn Colvin, Jimmy's own voice is the perfect instrument for expressing the vividly romantic emotions that drench his songs; his recent CD, Live and at Large, makes this perfectly clear.
Lauded as "one of the real, real geniuses" by the late Sammy Cahn, as "one of the most innovative and musically proficient songwriters of our generation" by Billy Joel, Jimmy himself says simply: "I like words. I like the way they clash around together and bang up against each other, especially in songs." Make sure not to miss this rare chance to see a true era-defining artist and song crafter!