Jackson Browne Releases Single "The Birds of St. Marks" From New Album "Standing In The Breach"


On October 7th, Jackson Browne will release his 14th studio album, Standing In The Breach.  The album was recorded in Los Angeles and features the single “The Birds Of St. Marks,” which debuted yesterday on Rolling Stone and MOJO and is available today for download via Amazon and iTunes when the album Standing In The Breach is pre-ordered. “RINGING PEALS OF GUITAR herald the coming of a great new Jackson Browne release, ” said MOJO.

Listen to “The Birds of St. Marks” here (embed code below)

“The Birds of St. Marks” was originally written in 1967 when Jackson was just 18 and returning home to California after a brief stint living in New York. The song was recorded as a demo in 1970 and occasionally heard in the live setting as captured on his Solo Acoustic Vol. 1, but has only now been given the treatment Jackson had originally envisioned. “This is a song I always heard as a Byrds song, and that was even part of the writing of the song,” he told Rolling Stone. The finished version of the song features Greg Leisz playing a “McGuinn-esque 12-string,” described Rolling Stone. Leisz and Jackson were joined by Val McCallum (electric guitar), Bob Glaub (bass) and Don Heffington (drums), while as described in MOJO “McCallum and Kipp Lennon stir[ed] essence of Crosby into the vocal harmonies.”

Jackson Browne launches an album tour this fall, with band dates starting at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and ending at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England. He will also appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on October 6thand CBS This Morning on October 11th.  Accompanying Jackson on the road are longtime band mates Val McCallum (guitar), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Jeff Young (keyboards) and Bob Glaub (bass), with the addition of acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel).

Standing In The Breach, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life. “The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz on this album – the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap,” says Jackson. The album will be available everywhere on October 7th.

Track Listing for Standing In The Breach:
1)   The Birds Of St. Marks
2)   Yeah Yeah
3)   The Long Way Around
4)   Leaving Winslow
5)   If I Could Be Anywhere
6)   You Know The Night
7)   Walls And Doors
8)   Which Side
9)   Standing In The Breach
10) Here

Tour Dates:   (MORE TO BE ADDED)
Solo Acoustic
August 19 – Capitol Center – Concord, NH
August 20 – Providence PAC – Providence, RI
August 22 – Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
August 23 – Hippodrome Theatre – Baltimore, MD

Full Band
September 14 – Kennedy Center – Washington, DC
September 27 – Newport Folk Fest Presents Way Over Yonder – Santa Monica, CA
October 4 – Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center – York, PA
October 7 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
October 8 – Beacon Theatre – New York NY
October 10 – Academy of Music – Philadelphia, PA
October 12 – Benedum Center  – Pittsburgh, PA
October 14 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
October 15 – E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall – Akron, OH
October 17 – Palace Theatre – Columbus, OH
October 18 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN

Full Band
November 17 – Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UK
November 18 – Bridgewater Hall – Manchester, UK
November 20 – The Sage – Gateshead, UK
November 21 – Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, UK
November 24 – Royal Albert Hall – London, UK