BBC’s “Great American Songbook”

Jan 21, 2021

James Taylor, photo by Norman SeeffLimited time! The BBC’s 2020 James Taylor’s Great American Songbook, two-part radio show has been condensed into a two hour special that is available for just a few more weeks. Visit now to listen!

UK fans: American Standard is now available in an expanded edition (with three bonus tracks), exclusively from Amazon UK. Order your copy today!

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Jan 19, 2021

“Religious services at Milton (Academy) introduced me to the Protestant hymnal: “Once to Every Man and Nation,” “Jerusalem,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” I would experiment with where in the song to put my voice. I learned them on the guitar and they taught me all I know.”

from Break Shot by James Taylor

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Later… with Jools Holland

Jan 15, 2021

Another treat from James’s video vault — a vintage 1997 interview from the long-running BBC Two late night show, Later… with Jools Holland. The appearance was part of the promotional tour for James’s 1997 album, Hourglass.

You never know what James will find in his vault next, so subscribe to James’s YouTube channel now and you’ll be the first to find out!

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[email protected]! #JTYouveGotAFriendChallenge

Jan 13, 2021

Carole King Tapestry album coverBrace yourself: Carole King’s album groundbreaking 1971 album, Tapestry, will turn 50 years old next month! To mark the occasion and to honor his 50+ year friendship with Carole, James is launching a new cover challenge: #JTYouveGotAFriendChallenge!

Just videotape yourself singing or playing Carole’s classic, “You’ve Got A Friend”. Invite a friend or friends to join you! Send your covers here. James and his team will pick some favorites and share future newsletters and on social media platforms.

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Me & My Guitar(s) – Part 2

Jan 8, 2021

Click to watch Part 2 of the never-before-seen video tour of James’s favorite guitars. Filmed in 2011 at TheBarn, James calls this series like a “photo album of my life”.

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