Grammy award winning songwriter Jimmy Webb will be appearing at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Wednesday, April 8 as part of the NOC Renfro Lectureship Series.
The event is sponsored by the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program and Northern Oklahoma College. Webb will appear in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center.
Webb, known as America’s Songwriter and native to Oklahoma, has written songs that transcend generations and genres including Wichita Lineman, MacArthur Park, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and Didn’t We.
A Motown-trained composer, Webb writes all of his own lyrics and music and is the only hit maker to have scored songs on the Pop, Country, R&B, Rap, Disco and New Age charts.
During this “Evening with Jimmy Webb,” guests will hear this multi-Grammy Award winner’s songs and experience his insightful and often humorous stories about his work with Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt (Still Within the Sound of My Voice), Art Garfunkel (All I Know), The Fifth Dimension (Up, Up and Away), The Highwaymen (The Highwayman), Kanye West (Famous, features Webb’s Do What You Gotta Do), and more.
Webb is the author of the memoir, The Cake and the Rain, and the “bible” of songwriting, Tunesmith: The Art of Songwriting. In 2019 Webb released a piano-only CD, “SlipCover”, featuring some of his favorite songs from his contemporaries; Billy Joel, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones and more.
A reserved table with seating for eight may be purchased for $400, which includes dinner in the Renfro Center.
Individual tickets may be purchased for seating in the upper section of the Kinzer Performing Arts Center at a cost of $20 each. The tickets are non-refundable.
Tickets for the lecture may be purchased on a first come, first served basis beginning Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling 580.628.6214 or in person at the NOC Development Office, Vineyard Library-Administration Building, NOC Tonkawa.
Former Oklahoma State Regent Carl Renfro and the late Carolyn Renfro established the Carl and Carolyn Renfro Endowed Lectureship Program with a gift in 2006. The primary purpose of the endowment is to provide support to cultivate and enhance the cultural and community enrichment offerings in northern Oklahoma to include lecture and performance series at Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa and in the Ponca City area.
Call the Northern Oklahoma College Development Office at 580.628.6214 for additional information.