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JAMBASE.COM — James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt Honor Andy Sottile With ‘You Can Close Your Eyes’: Pro-Shot Video

By Scott Bernstein

On February 13, James Taylor‘s longtime monitor engineer Andy Sottile died at his home in State College, Pennsylvania. Sottile was a member of Taylor’s crew for decades. James and Bonnie Raitt honored Andy Sottile with a gorgeous version of “You Can Close Your Eyes” in Austin on the day he died. Pro-shot video of the powerful performance has been shared.

Taylor and Raitt went on with the show at Frank Erwin Center in Austin on February 13 shortly after finding out about Andy’s passing. James spoke about Sottile during his introduction of the beautiful tune from 1971’s Mud Slide Slim & The Blue Horizon. Watch James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt deliver an emotional “You Can Close Your Eyes” in Austin below: