Linda Ronstadt Tribute Concert Planned

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A Linda Ronstadt tribute concert is set for December

A Linda Ronstadt tribute concert is set for December

Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Maria Muldaur and David Lindley are among the artists who will pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt in concert December 11 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The proceeds will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Ronstadt announced in 2013 that she had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and would no longer be able to sing.

In addition to Browne and the other contemporaries of Ronstadt on the bill, relatively newer artists Grace Potter, Dawes and Sara and Sean Watkins of the country/bluegrass group Nickel Creek have also announced their participation in the concert. Other names are expected to be announced shortly.

In an interview published by Billboard, Muldaur said, “I’ve known Linda Ronstadt since 1966, and in these 50 years, we’ve shared so much as sisters in music. It is heart-wrenching to think that this mysterious ailment known as Parkinson’s disease has robbed us of her gorgeous, enthralling voice, but I’m happy to report firsthand that it has done nothing to diminish her spirit and keen mind, and I marvel, deeply touched, by the incredible grace and courage with which she faces this challenge. I’m honored to participate in this celebration of Linda’s music, which will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research to speed a cure for Parkinson’s disease, which can’t come a moment too soon.”

The concert is presented by the Bluegrass Situation, Redlight Management and Goldenvoice. Tickets are on sale here.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, founded by the actor, who also has Parkinson’s, raises awareness about the disease and funds research into finding a cure.

Watch Linda Ronstadt sing “The Tracks of My Tears”

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