Lampkin Music Group Presents Jimmy Webb, 5/1
Lampkin Music Group is proud to present Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb in "Just Across the River" at the Palais Royale in South Bend, Indiana. Sunday, May 1st, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 for General Admission and available at the Morris Center for the Performing Arts at 574-235-9190, or online at www.morriscenter.org.
Jimmy is touring the world in support of his latest CD "Just Across the River" featuring Jimmy with harmony vocals by Glen Campbell "By the Time I Get To Phoenix," Billy Joel "Wichita Lineman," Willie Nelson "If You See Me Getting Smaller," Linda Ronstadt "All I Know" and on the new single by Michael McDonald "Where Words End." Jimmy will entertain with these and other songs like the Richard Harris/Donna Summer classic "MacArthur Park." Jimmy was recently elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame last month.
Jimmy Webb: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson hit #1 in the late eighties with "The Highwayman," a ballad which won Jimmy a Grammy for Best Country Song of the Year, and a CMA Award for Single Of The Year. Linda Ronstadt included four of his efforts on her double platinum album, "Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind" including the beautifully arranged and orchestrated "Still Within The Sound of My Voice." Jimmy's songs grace artists' albums, from Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney, to Urge Overkill, Reba McEntire, Barbra Streisand and Shawn Colvin. Jimmy is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. He is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame and in 1993 was awarded the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award.
PRODUCER RALPH LAMPKIN JR/LAMPKIN MUSIC GROUP:
Honored to be producing his songwriting idol, Ralph Lampkin, Jr; owner Lampkin Music Group, is celebrating 30 years in the Midwest.
Lampkin has produced concerts/cabarets/special events cross the country at many an entertainment venue featuring a plethora of musicians/performers, whether in cabaret/concert or in the recording studio; they include: Montreux Jazz Winner Dan Tepfer, crooner Randy Kelly, R&B Jazz Icon Norman Connors, Tony Award Winners Donna McKechnie and Hinton Battle, saxophonist/songwriter Danny Lerman, singer/actress Alexandra Billings, disco icon Linda Clifford, Chicago jazz great Von Freeman, jazz singer Spider Saloff, Broadway/jazz singer Devin Richards, the late pop singer David Gurland, pop singer Patti Morabito, cabaret singer Tom Michael, arranger/singer Beckie Menzie, jazz singer Cory Jamison, Tony nominee Amy Morton, jazz singer Martha Lorin, Atlantic recording artist Kristen Gustafson, dance diva Suzanne Palmer, songwriter/singer Robin Kay and Broadway/Cabaret star Karen Mason, to name a few.
Lampkin is also co-producing, with Alissa Norby, the Chicago concert debut of Tony Award Winner, Alice Ripley - "Daily Practice:The Acoustic Sessions" on May 2nd; while also having his career celebrated in Chicago on April 3-6th with "What He Did for Love-A Chicago Musical Menu" starring Alexandra Billings, Spider Saloff, Tim Gant, Ben and Danny Lerman, Ester Hana, Jeremy Rill, Justin Williams, Robin Kay, Shellen Lubin and Carlo Chapelle.
It's an exciting busy time for him and he is blessed to share these special talents with you the audience.
Lampkin has been called "Producer Extraordinaire" by the Chicago Reader; "Cabaret's Guru" by Andrew Patner of WMFT, Chicago and Chicago's "premier cabaret producer" by writer/critic, Jonathan Abarbanel.
Tickets for the Jimmy Webb concert are $35.00 and can be found at www.morriscenter.org.
For other show information check out: www.LampkinMusic.com