Jackson Browne first made waves in 1972 with a wistful, windblown LP, then trudged a long and winding road that led to last year's "Love Is Strange," which documented a Spanish tour with longtime friend David Lindley and several European masters.

Jackson Browne first made waves in 1972 with a wistful, windblown LP, then trudged a long and winding road that led to last year’s “Love Is Strange,” which documented a Spanish tour with longtime friend David Lindley and several European masters.

Part of Browne left behind Southern California’s tumbling weeds and forgotten dreams — and part of him did not. His location, cast, production and subject matter have changed, but his everyman ethos, forlorn poetics and persistent hope have remained intact nearly 40 years later.

He’ll bring that wanderer’s glory — and a guitar — to the Palace Theatre on Tuesday night for a solo acoustic performance. Don’t miss it.