Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, one of L.A.’s own, is often unfairly dismissed as a middle-of-the-road, safe soft-rocker. In fact, the man is a superb songwriter, active since ’66, with 14 stellar studio albums behind him. Rolling Stone ranked him at 37 in their “top 100 songwriters of all time” poll in 2015, and even that might be a little harsh. This is, after all, the guy who co-wrote The Eagles’ “Take it Easy” with Glenn Frey (and later recorded it himself), and who brought us “The Pretender” and “Running on Empty.” 2014’s Standing in the Breach proved that he’s still got it. Expect a career-spanning set here.

Jackson Browne plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16 at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

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