JD Souther Comes to The Center For The Arts
Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter JD Souther brings an intimate concert experience to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Sunday, October 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets, priced starting at $20 for adults and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or visiting arts.pepperdine.edu. More information about JD Souther is available at jdsouther.net.
An architect of the Southern California sound and a huge influence on modern songwriting, Souther is one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation.He has written and co-written many of the Eagles hits, including "Heartache Tonight," "Victim of Love," "New Kid in Town," "Best of My Love," Don Henley's "The Heart of The Matter," and "How Long." Linda Ronstadt has recorded 10 of his songs, including "Faithless Love," "Simple Man, Simple Dream," and "Prisoner in Disguise." Souther has also found success as a solo artist. His single "You're Only Lonely" reached the top 10 and was quickly followed by "Her Town, Too," which Souther co-wrote with James Taylor. The Dixie Chicks 1998 hit "I'll Take Care of You," was also written by Souther and featured on their album Wide Open Spaces, which sold over 11 million records.
Souther has recorded with jazz luminaries Stanley Clarke, Donald Byrd, Chuck Domanico, Johnny Guerin, Chris Walters, Jeff Coffin, Rod McGaha, Billy Childs, Till Brönner, and Lizz Wright. He has written with Warren Zevon, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, Brian Wilson, Arthur Hamilton, Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, and Jackson Browne. His songs have appeared on over 150 million records worldwide, including Hugh Masekela, Bonnie Raitt, Glen Campbell, Najma Akhtar, George Strait, India Arie, Trisha Yearwood, Bernadette Peters, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Souther was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2013.
On his latest studio album, Tenderness (Sony Music Masterworks), Souther creates a perfect balance of understated Jazz with the ineffable pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work. His classic albums John David Souther, Black Rose, and Home by Dawn have been released as expanded reissues (Omnivore Recordings).
The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University provides high-quality activities for over 50,000 people from over 1,000 zip codes annually through performances, rehearsals, museum exhibitions, and master classes. Located on Pepperdine's breathtaking Malibu campus overlooking the Pacific, the Center serves as a hub for the arts, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Facilities include the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 118-seat Raitt Recital Hall, the "black box" Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.