May 18, 2022
James’s introduction – Williams College, June 7, 2009James Vernon Taylor, Doctor Of Music Probably the first person ever to grace this stage as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you have sold more than forty million albums, won multiple Grammys, recorded with the Beatles, drawn enormous audiences, and become such an iconic part of the culture to have…
May 13, 2022
Words of WisdomThe month of May is commencement season. Here’s a look back to 1995 when James was bestowed an honorary doctorate by the Berklee College of Music and that year gave the commencement address to the graduating class. Watch James’s entire speech now, then visit the archives at Berklee.edu to see the rest of the ceremony.
May 6, 2022
First (week) of May!It’s been a cold Spring so far so those outdoor activities may be tricky but here it is nonetheless (wink!)!
Click to watch James extol the virtues of spring in this 2018 performance of “First Of May” (from the 1988 album, Never Die Young) on YouTube.
May 3, 2022
Winnipeg show postponed
Due to a small number of positive COVID-19 cases within the tour, James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Jackson Browne, regretfully announce the postponement of their Winnipeg concert this Thursday, May 5 at Canada Life Centre. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the touring personnel, general public and the audience in Winnipeg.
The show will be rescheduled at a later date and more information will be released as it is available.
James Taylor says “This further delay of our Winnipeg concert was a hard decision for us to make. Our Canadian audience has already been so patient; some people have held onto their tickets for a long time. But if you will hold on a bit longer, we’ll try and make it worth the wait…”
Refunds will be available to those who do not wish to hold onto their tickets. Fans with questions regarding refunds are asked to reach out to their point of purchase. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date.
James and Jackson and their bands are looking forward to performing on the rest of the Canadian tour as it continues on May 7 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
April 29, 2022
BBC ’71 — “Machine Gun Kelly”In the latest clip from the vault, JT performs his pal Danny Kortchmar’s song “Machine Gun Kelly” on his 1971 BBC ‘In Concert’ special. James’s recording of the song appeared on his album Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon.
Dr. JT!James will be in Boston on May 22 to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. The “First Lady of Children’s Music”, Ella Jenkins, and conductor & composer, David Amran, will also receive honorary degrees, while pianist Emanuel Ax and Kharkiv-based Ukrainian cellist Denys Karachevtsev will perform during the ceremony.
For more on the New England Conservatory and this year’s 151st commencement, please visit necmusic.edu and
April 22, 2022
New Guitar Lesson – “All I Want” by Joni MitchellAfter James posted this song by Joni a few months ago many fans asked for the “guitar only” version and James did not disappoint. In this video James recut to share just his hands while inching up the guitar volume to help illustrate. “All I want” of course is from Joni’s 1971 album, Blue on which James played guitar.
This guitar lesson is the latest installment in James’s ongoing series of guitar lesson videos. Click below to check out “All I Want” on and have a look at the other lessons as well!