September 15, 2008

Browne Gives Us 'Some Reason to Believe'

Today our office has been rocking on the water and cutting it away. If you know what I mean, you’re probably going to the Jackson Browne show at the Warner Theater tonight. Don’t be surprised when we’re also there.

World Hunger Year is encouraging devoted fans to bring canned goods to the show, and all of those donations will come to Bread for the City to be distributed at our two food pantries!

Mr. Browne, best known for such seminal works as “Doctor My Eyes” and “Running On Empty,” is a member of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty, which connects much-needed resources like food with organizations that serve impoverished communities. WHY’s press release reminds me that Mr. Browne is a prestigious member of the rock community—in 2004 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (always a step behind) added Mr. Browne to their roster in 2007. He has also received a number of awards for social justice work, something that his Redneck Friend can’t boast of.

Artists Against Hunger and Poverty also boasts co-founding member Bruce Springsteen, best known for his insightful The Ghost of Old Tom Joad and lilting Nebraska. Many thanks to World Hunger Year, the Warner Theater, and most especially Jackson Browne for partnering with us.

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