A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain
New York, NY
“America’s Songwriter” Jimmy Webb will be honored with a special tribute show at Carnegie Hall on May 3rd. Presented by City Winery, the event will celebrate Webb’s singular legacy and his timeless hit songs, including “Wichita Lineman,” “MacArthur Park,” “Galveston,” “Didn’t We,” and “All I Know.”
A Celebration of the Music of Jimmy Webb: The Cake and the Rain features a stellar initial lineup of artists, many of whom have personal ties to the songwriter: Ashley Campbell (daughter of Glen Campbell), Judy Collins, Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo of the Fifth Dimension, Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, Toby Keith, Johnny Rivers and Dwight Yoakam are all confirmed to perform with more artists to be announced soon. Webb himself will be performing at the event, as well. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and the I’ll Be Me Foundation in honor of Jimmy’s dear friend Glen Campbell.
The tribute event coincides with two milestones: Jimmy’s new memoir, The Cake and The Rain, set for publication on April 18 through St. Martin’s Press, and the upcoming 50th Anniversary of “Wichita Lineman”. The Cake and the Rain is written as powerfully as his lyrics and provides a snapshot of Webb’s unlikely rise in the 60s, whipsawed from the proverbial humble beginnings into a moneyed and manic international world of beautiful women, drugs, cars and planes.