Glen Campbell

"There'll be a load of compromising/On the road to my horizon," pop-country artist Glen Campbell sang in his 1975 hit "Rhinestone Cowboy," and fewer words acutely describe the peaks and pitfalls of this seventh child of an Arkansas sharecropper. Divorce, affairs, and addiction may have been the compromise, but overall Campell's career—which began in the '60s as a session player for the likes of Elvis and Sinatra—is a musical legacy rich with Grammy awards, Top 10 hits, and album sales upwards of 50 million. Recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the artist collaborated with everyone from Billy Corgan and Brian Setzer to Jakob Dylan and Dick Dale on his latest release Ghost On the Canvas, and his current string of dates—The "Goodbye Tour"—is slated to be his last. With Victoria Ghost. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

Tue., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., 2012

 
comments powered by Disqus