Live: Jackson Browne

Legendary songwriters Jackson Browne, Jack Tempchin and Joel Rafael banded together for the "Circle of Friends" benefit at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on April 9.

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Jackson Browne, Joel Rafael and Jack Tempchin (left to right) joined forces for a good cause on April 9, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
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Browne, one of pop's most iconic singer/songwriters, was on hand (like Rafael and Tempchin) to help raise money for North County resident Cheyne Johnston, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in April 2014.
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Tempchin is a San Diego singer/songwriter perhaps best known for penning the Eagles hit, "Peaceful Easy Feeling."
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Rafael's interpretations of Woody Guthrie's lyrics and songs (as well as his own) have brought him global attention.
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Browne (along with Rafael and Tempchin) has been a friend of Johnston's family for a number of years.
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The show raised funds to help with Johnston's recovery and care.
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The funds also helped to create the Cheyne C. Johnston Foundation for Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery and Education.
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The Foundation will provide resources for other individuals and families who face a similar situation, as well as training for those wanting to specifically work in the field of brain injury recovery and care.
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Browne's written some of the most recognizable songs in pop history such as "These Days," "The Pretender," "Running on Empty," "Take It Easy," and "Somebody's Baby."
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Tempchin is also known for working with Glenn Frey during the Eagles' hiatus in the '80s on songs like "You Belong to the City," "I Found Somebody," and "True Love."
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