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 Berklee.edu to see the rest of the ceremony.
Visit the Life On The Road section to view an album of photos documenting the last-minute preparations before James and Jackson’s Canadian tour began — including the important task of walking Bean and Bosun, the Taylor family pugs!
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.
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.
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!
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 » Read More
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!
Just ahead of his Canadian tour with Jackson Browne, James has done a couple interviews north of the border. Visit CBC.ca 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 NTV.ca.
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!