On September 5, our team traveled to Glen Cove, New York to interview legendary songwriter, Jimmy Webb.
The interview has been on our "to do" list for four years, and it was worth every minute of the wait. For the first time in CMS history, we've decided to create two shows from Webb's stories and music.
The day was not without adversity. We had to catch a very early ferry from Bridgeport to Port Jefferson and drive across Long Island to a recording studio near Mr. Webb's home. A flat tire forced us to miss our ferry back home to Connecticut (and our dinner). We were hungry and tired.
Yet, the day was special for us all. We bonded, met kind people, and we reveled in Webb's stories and artistry. To cap it off, the late ferry we caught to Connecticut brought us a sunset we would never have seen if our day had gone as planned.
It's funny how adversity can turn into serendipity.
- Jimmy Webb - Songwriter, pianist, composer, storyteller. He’s won Grammy Awards for his music, lyrics and orchestration. His songs include “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “MacArthur Park.” He’s the author of Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting, and his 2017 memoir, The Cake and the Rain. His latest album is Slipcover.