New Jackson Browne duet with Leslie Mendelson, "Human Touch," from "5B" documentary, released as single
June 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Jackson Browne teamed up with singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson to write and record a new song titled "Human Touch" for the recently released documentary 5B -- about the first hospital ward in the U.S. created to treat AIDS and HIV patients.
The heartfelt acoustic ballad, which was co-written with Steve McEwan and features Browne and Mendelson singing alternating verses and duetting on the chorus, is available now as a digital single and via streaming services. You also can listen to the song on YouTube.
5B tells the story of how, starting in 1983, the nurses, doctors and caregivers of the 5B ward at San Francisco General Hospital helped comfort and care for their seriously ill and dying patients via practices based in humanity and holistic well-being.
The ward was created at a time when many people in the healthcare profession were afraid to touch or be near AIDS patients because of worries over contracting the disease.
Browne currently is in the middle of a four-show engagement at the Beacon Theatre in New York City that will wrap up with concerts this Wednesday and Friday.
Jackson's 2019 tour itinerary is mapped out through a recently announced September 5 benefit performance in San Luis Obispo, California. The show will raise money to support the Cayucos Land Conservancy, which is committed to preserving the scenic coastal bluffs and hillsides located in the town of Cayucos, California.
Here are all of Browne's upcoming concerts:
6/26 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre*
6/28 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre*
6/29 -- Wallingford, CT, Toyota Oakdale Theater
7/2 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/3 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
7/5 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
7/6 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
8/2 -- Missoula, MT, Big Sky
8/3 -- Sandpoint, ID, Festival at Sandpoint
8/5 -- Ketchum, ID, River Run Lodge
8/8 -- Redding, CA, Redding Civic Auditorium
8/10 -- Stateline, NV, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
8/11 -- Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Theater
8/13 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
8/14 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery
8/16 -- Costa Mesa, CA, OC Fair - Pacific Amphitheater
8/18 -- Fresno, CA, Warnors Theater
8/19 -- Carmel, CA, Sunset Center
8/23 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian
8/24 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Venetian
9/5 -- San Luis Obispo, CA, Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
* = Lucius opens.
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