A shout-out to the Steve Gadd Band (members: Steve Gadd, Mike Landau, Larry Goldings, Jimmy Johnson, Walt Fowler) on their Grammy-nominated new release, Way Back Home. Make sure you tune in to The Grammys, airing February 12 on CBS, to cheer them on!
If you missed the CBS broadcast of last month’s Kennedy Center Honors, you can watch the full episode on CBS.com. James’ segment is first. Click the image below to watch.
(Please note: this CBS.com link may not be viewable outside of the U.S., but a selection of highlights are available on YouTube.)
Kennedy Center Honors Reminder! Don’t forget — this year’s Kennedy Center Honors will air tonight at 9pm on CBS. Click below to see 2016 honoree Mavis Staples having some fun with Ringo Starr, John Kerry and fellow honorees Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and James. Tune in tonight to see the full show!
James appeared on NBC’s The Today Show earlier this month. Click the images below to see James and friends perform “Only One”, visit Today.com for performances of “You And I Again” and Joni Mitchell’s classic “River” — and watch for another performance airing on the Christmas Day edition of Sunday Today with Willie Geist!
I’ve been eagerly looking forward to playing for my Philippine audience ever since we added Manila to our tour of the Pacific this coming February. So it saddens me to cancel our concert there. I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand.
The scourge of addiction is a worldwide problem and does serious harm, not only to the addict but to our society. For a sovereign nation to prosecute and punish, under the law, those responsible for the illegal trade in drugs is, of course, understandable, even commendable; but recent reports from the Philippines of summary executions of suspected offenders without trial or judicial process are deeply concerning and unacceptable to anyone who loves the rule of law.
I offer my heartfelt apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause my Filipino friends but I must now announce that I will not be performing in Manila this February. All tickets sold will, of course, be fully refunded. I am grateful to my promoter, Renen de Guia, for his patience and understanding.
This decision will, in no way, affect my plans to perform as announced in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.