Jackson Browne Helps Kids Rock At The Troubadour!

Photo credit:  Mike Skillsky

The Rock School Scholarship Fund (RSSF) hosted a fall 2013 fundraiser featuring special guest Jackson Browne. Playing to a capacity crowd on November 24 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame- and Songwriters Hall of Fame-inducted artist opened the evening with a short set accompanied by guitarist Val McCallum.

Next, a group of students from the School of Rock West LA and School of Rock Burbank paid tribute to Browne by performing Nico’s version of his song “These Days.”

Browne then joined the students onstage for a full set featuring many of his most classic and best loved songs, including “Running On Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Take It Easy” and “Somebody’s Baby.”

RSSF co-founder and Executive Director Wendy Winks said, “Jackson Browne was such an inspiration to the students. His direction during the rehearsals was akin to the kids attending a grad school class in music, except that these kids were ages 13 – 16! It was an incredible gift to these young artists.”

The sold-out Troubadour show, which offered both general admission and limited VIP tickets (including balcony seating and a reception with Browne), raised thousands for scholarship programs while also giving the students a once-in-a-lifetime music education experience from a master. The event was sponsored by Center Staging, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Pivotal PR, 5D Spectrum, Schecter Guitar Research, and Utopia Entertainment.