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The tribute event comes on the heels of Jimmy’s new memoir, The Cake and The Rain, set for publication on April 18through St. Martin’s Press. The book follows Jimmy through fifteen crucial years in his life, from 1955 to 1970, covering the pitfalls of fame, drugs and relationships that almost took him down, to the saving grace he found in music and songwriting. Jimmy Webb’s songs have topped the charts in multiple genres with a stunning array of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes, Donna Summer, and many more. His numerous accolades include the prestigious Ivor Novello International Award (2012) and the Academy of Country Music’s Poet Award (2016). He received his first gold record at the age of 18 and was the youngest inductee into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame. Webb’s first book, Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting, is considered a “bible” among professional musicians and college students. He has time and again paved the way for songwriters in the ever-changing media landscape, and spearheaded a non going effort to preserve the rights of songwriters while serving as the chairman of the National Songwriters Hall of Fame and Vice Chair of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Webb has released ten solo albums since the 1970s, while continuing to write for other artists. 2010’s 'Just Across the River' features duets on some of his biggest songs with friends Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, JD Souther, and Glen Campbell plus Lucinda Williams, Michael McDonald and Mark Knopfler. A follow up featuring Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett, Carly Simon, Keith Urban, and more was released in Fall 2013. The Jimmy Webb evening will be presented by Michael Dorf, founder of City Winery, best known for his annual “Music Of” tribute series. This year's event honored Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin on March 6th. Dorf is uniquely suited to create the impressive and eclectic rosters he assembles each year as a founder of two seminal NYC music venues: the Knitting Factory, which he started in 1987 and sold in 2002, and City Winery, the venue he founded in 2008 in NYC, that now has locations in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta and Boston. For nearly thirty years, he has programmed for stages across the globe.