Click below to watch the third part of James’s virtual tour of the instruments that have been with him through his career. There are more treasures from James’s video vault coming soon — subscribe to his official YouTube channel today to see what’s next!
Limited 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 bbc.co.uk 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!
“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.”
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.
Brace 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.
Click below to hear James discuss what makes a song a standard. This clip, from his on-stage conversation with Bill Flanagan at the Sheen Center in February 2020, was part of an evening celebrating his then newly-released album, American Standard and his Audible Original memoir, Break Shot.