Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is set to perform his expressive music in An Evening with Jackson Brown at the State Theatre at 8pm on Friday, July 18.

Playing guitar and piano solo, Browne will perform songs from his entire body of work. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Friday (April 11).

He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org.

Browne began his music career in the folk clubs of 1960s California. He was highly influential in the 1970s with his introspective, personal lyrics and laid-back folk-rock sound.

Watch Jackson perform acoustic solo on 'Later with Jools'