Jackson Browne, 'The Long Way Around' (Live) In this live performance, Browne showcases his talent for wrapping political convictions in poetry.
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'The Long Way Around': Jackson Browne, Live At The 2014 Americana Music Awards

Winner of the 2014 Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne demonstrated exactly why the honor was bestowed upon him with a rendering of "The Long Way Around," a cut from his album Standing In The Breach.

The song wraps a melody around a look back at his life and times, touching on gun violence, environmental destruction, income inequality and other issues. But, as he always does, Browne burnishes the politics with poetry.

SET LIST

  • "The Long Way Around"

Credits

Webcast Coordinator: Dan Kuznicki; Audio & Video Production: High Five Entertainment; Executive Producers: Jed Hilly, Martin Fischer, Terry Lickona