Look who James found backstage in Boise! Carole King joined James for encores of “You’ve Got a Friend and “You Can Close Your Eyes”. Click here to see photos from the show at JamesTaylor.com.
James and the band had a busy long-weekend, with a show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field (thank you, Jackson Browne!) and two shows at Tanglewood! Photos from both venues are up now on JamesTaylor.com. Click here to see a gallery of photos from Tanglewood, and click on the image below to see photos from Wrigley Field.
James and Jackson Browne, Wrigley Field, June 30, 2016. Photo by Stephen Green Photography.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some tickets for James and Jackson Browne’s June 30 show at Wrigley Field were printed with an incorrect start time. Please note that the correct show time is 7pm. Gates to the Field will open at 5pm. See you there!
Photo: Courtesy of Boston Red Sox
AirwayV is a newly-launched audio theater company producing original comedies and dramas with new episodes released every week. James along with “Blue Lou” Marini make a special cameo appearance in episode 14 of Taking Care of Paul. Paul is a comedy series about a cranky music teacher with a short time to live. It’s funny!
For more about the show and to listen to the first episode, visit AirwayV.com.
James has been selected as one of the recipients of the 39th Kennedy Center Honors, the annual celebration recognizing lifetime artistic achievement. This year’s other honorees are Martha Argerich, Eagles, Al Pacino and Mavis Staples. The Honors will be presented in a gala ceremony to be held at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, December 4 and will be broadcast on CBS on Tuesday, December 27. Upon learning of his selection, James wrote the following note:
Having grown up in the confines of Chapel Hill, NC in the 1950’s, I found myself, at the age of 18, on my own in Greenwich Village in the mid-60’s. It was a time of great change, many dangers and near complete freedom, purchased at the cost of any sense of a secure future. I had no concept of where I might be next week, never mind 16 years into the next century. So the prospect of attending the Kennedy Center Honors again, but this time as an honoree, is astonishing. I am deeply moved to be included in such august company and hugely grateful to the Kennedy Center Honors for the gift of this great award.
Read about the 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees on WashingtonPost.com.
Click the image below to see photos of James and Jackson Browne woodshedding for their upcoming Wrigley Field and Fenway Park concerts. Two of the best! Jackson will also be performing at Tanglewood on June 21 with his own band. Click here for Jackson Browne tickets!
My family and I can find no words to adequately express our bitter sadness at the senseless slaughter of innocents in Orlando last night. Our hearts ache for their families and loved ones and we join with all compassionate people in our repudiation of this most recent and outrageous act of violent hatred. It is a national shame.
JT – 13 Jun ’16
Photo: Ellyn Kusmin
Visit Charitybuzz.com now to bid on a special Father’s Day VIP package for James’s sold out August 3 show at Fenway Park in Boston and also take home a signed Yamaha acoustic guitar! Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Boston Strong Scholarship at Boston College which honors Boston Marathon bombing survivors Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.