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“My Traveling Star”

Sep 24, 2021

Just call him a trail-blazer! Click now to see James receive a virtual assist from a pre-recorded Tanglewood Festival Chorus during this special performance of “My Traveling Star”, taken from the 2007 DVD One Man Band.

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#JTBackOnTour

Sep 24, 2021

Click below to see a gallery of photos by fans Kate Fahey and Gretchen Larsen from James and Jackson’s Hershey, PA show on August 19!

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Two-Lane Blacktop screentest

Sep 22, 2021

Did you know? James’s one and only feature film role was in the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop, which was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 2012. Click now to see James’s screentest for the role of The Driver, posted thanks to the Criterion Collection.

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“Slap Leather”

Sep 17, 2021

Click now to see the rollicking One Man Band performance of “Slap Leather” (from the 1991 album New Moon Shine) featuring a megaphone, James’s custom-built drum machine and some funky organ licks from Larry Goldings. The drum machine was most recently used during James’s 2019 residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

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Rolling Stone‘s Top 500 Songs

Sep 17, 2021

JT’s “Fire and Rain” has landed at #146 on Rolling Stone‘s just-published list of the 500 Best Songs of All Time! Visit RollingStone.com now to read the list, and watch for it in the October issue of the magazine, on newsstands soon!

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Berkshire Busk! Summer 2021 #JTBuskerChallenge

Sep 16, 2021

Thanks to all of the talented performers who submitted video of their performances at the first annual Berkshire Busk! festival, held in Great Barrington, MA this past summer. Click below to see Janice Hardgrove and Jon B Wooden’s rendition of JT’s “You Can Close Your Eyes” and then check out some of our favorites below!



Barry Kay
“Golden Moments”

Daymen C. Toussaint
“Bartender’s Blues”

The Matchstick Architects
“Fire And Rain”

JoAnne Spies
“You’ve Got A Friend”

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RIP George Wein

Sep 15, 2021

James and George Wein On July 20, 1969, legendary impresario George Wein — founder of both the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals — walked onstage and stopped JT’s first-ever Newport Festival concert after just 15 minutes. The reason? Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon. Nearly 50 years later, George once again introduced James onstage, in Newport…but this time for a complete concert.

Today we honor the great George Wein, who passed away this week at age 95.

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“Country Road”

Sep 10, 2021

In this latest video taken from James’s 2007 One Man Band DVD, JT and Larry Goldings perform James’s classic tune, “Country Road”, live at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. Click now to watch!

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#JTBackOnTour

Sep 9, 2021

Click below to see a gallery of photos sent to us by fan Jeremy Lese, taken at James and Jackson’s August 27 show in Wantagh, NY!

Send in your best concert photos and they may be featured on James’s social networks or in a future edition of this newsletter. #JTBackOnTour

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