Words of Wisdom

May 13, 2022

The 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 to see the rest of the ceremony.

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First (week) of May!

May 6, 2022

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.

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On the road again!

Apr 29, 2022

James and the band are at it again — this time on their cross Canada tour with Jackson Browne, which kicked off last week in St. John’s, NF. Click below to see below a gallery of photos from opening night!

To see all of James and Jackson’s upcoming dates, visit the Schedule page.

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Dr. JT!

Apr 29, 2022

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.

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New Guitar Lesson – “All I Want” by Joni Mitchell

Apr 22, 2022

After 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!

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New Canadian JT interviews

Apr 22, 2022

Just ahead of his Canadian tour with Jackson Browne, James has done a couple interviews north of the border. Visit now to listen to James and host Tom Power on the CBC Radio program, q with Tom Power, and check out the Backstage Pass television feature James taped for NTV (that’s James with host Amanda Mews) at

The tour kicked off last night at the Mary Brown’s Centre in St John’s, NL, and will visit 12 cities and eight provinces in all. There are still tickets left for most dates on the tour, but they are going fast! Visit the Schedule page to see when they’re playing near you!

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