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Erin Yarnall, Editor
12:00 pm CDT October 17, 2018

When Highland Park resident and business owner Steve Kessler had his daughter put music onto his phone, she noticed something about his taste.

“She would ask, ‘Who is this guy, Jimmy Webb?’,” Kessler said. “I had song, after song, after song.”

For years, Jimmy Webb was just Kessler’s “songwriting idol.”

“He’s billed as America’s songwriter, with a lot of truth to that,” Kessler said. “He’s one of the all-time greats.”

But on Sept. 15, Webb was Kessler’s stage-mate.