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The making of B4W — Part 2

Click below to watch the second episode of There We Were: The Making of Before This World, a multi-part documentary about the recording of James’s 2015 album, Before This World. In this episode James works on vocal overdubs with singers Arnold McCuller, David Lasley, Kate Markowitz and Andrea Zonn. Sting also stops by to add his voice to the title track.


Click below to enjoy two more wonderful JT fan covers! If you’d like to be featured in a future edition of this newsletter, please send us a link to your video!

Here’s singer/songwriter Al B Sure’s James-inspired version of Carole King’s song “You’ve Got a Friend”.

Click now to see Josh Turner and Carson McKee perform JT’s “Sweet Baby James”.

Deep Space Homer

James on the Simpsons James appears on UDiscoverMusic’s recent tally of the greatest musical guest stars in the history of The Simpsons!

James is in some good company — visit now to see where he landed on the list!

When James met Dave

James and Dave Matthews A fully vaccinated JT and Dave Matthews ham it up while enjoying Winter’s (hopefully) last gasp of snow.

Photo: Kim Taylor

There we were…

Click below to watch the first segment of There We Were: The Making of Before This World, a four-part documentary about the recording of James’s 2015 album of new songs, Before This World. The album was James’s first ever to reach #1 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Pop Vocal Album.

Auction items for a good cause!

charity buzz auctions Visit today to bid on two James Taylor auctions in support the farmers at Tuberville! Tuberville’s mission includes planting, growing and donating tons of food in order to sustain and strengthen communities in need. Signed and personalized items include: a Yamaha guitar with Sweet Baby James pop up book and James’s personal Lead sheet for “Fire & Rain”.

Please visit for more information.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (2009)

This Sunday, April 25, at 1pm CT, New Orleans radio station WWOZ will air a 38-minute excerpt from James’s performance at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Part of WWOZ’s Jazz Festing in Place 2021 event, James’s set will be available to stream online for two weeks following the broadcast at

New music from John Pizzarelli!

Better Days Ahead John Pizzarelli — who plays on and co-produced American Standard — has a new album! Better Days Ahead features 13 solo guitar covers of songs by the great Pat Metheney.

Click here to see John perform “Last Train Home” from the album, and here to stream or purchase Better Days Ahead.


This must not be the exception that proves the rule. Rather, let it be a moment of realization for our country — that we might begin to understand what it means to be black in America. Our fellow countrymen of African descent have waited for so long to claim the rights promised to all citizens in our constitution. Those who would continue to deny them full citizenship, and to disguise that shameful racism as election security, as law and order, as patriotism — they are on the wrong side of history. Let us see what they do for what it is: a continuation of the national disgrace of institutional racism. In too many places in our country, policing means enforcing that evil, containing and walling-off the rage and desperation that must inevitably come from such gross inequality.

Let us wake up and feel real compassion for our fellow citizens. This is our national mission and our labor of love.

~James Taylor
April 21, 2021


Click the links below to see some great JT covers from some talented fans! If you have a JT cover to share, please send us a link to your video!

Phillip Wiginton
“Fire & Rain”

Fons Heuvelmans
“You Can Close Your Eyes”

Don Reilly
“Something In The Way She Moves”

Peter Bergenske
“Sweet Baby James”

Tad Worku
“You’ve Got A Friend”

Ian Ingles
“Carolina In My Mind”