On Wednesday, June 10, at 8pm CST (9pm EST/6pm PST) James will participate in Paul Simon’s A Night for Austin, a virtual evening of great entertainment supporting the beloved community of Austin, TX.
In addition to James and Paul, the event will feature performances from Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt and many, many more!
Visit ANightForAustin.com for more information and to stream the show!
James’s June 21, 2020 concert at Fenway Park, with special guests Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin, has been cancelled. While James and his management team had hoped to reschedule the show, scheduling conflicts made a new date impossible to confirm at this time.
Ticket buyers who purchased directly through Fenway Park will receive direct notification from Fenway and will be automatically refunded. If you purchased your tickets through JamesTaylor.com you will also receive an email of notification with refund information. (If you purchased through a third party, please reach out directly to your point of purchase).
James hopes to be back in Boston soon!
For Canadian fans still waiting for news of the James/Bonnie Raitt tour: James and his management team are continuing to work on the rescheduled dates for their Canadian tour. Watch this space and James’s social media platforms for an announcement sometime soon.
THE GEORGE FLOYD KILLING where the rubber bullet meets the road to freedom
A time has come in our country where a significant amount of the people demand a change. We have been here before, at a time when the people spontaneously take to the streets out of a common sense of outrage. In my opinion, we have forced our societal problems into this confrontation between the police, who are tasked with keeping the peace, and a segment of our population, subjected to perpetual, institutionalized suffering. We have seen their road to freedom and equality blocked, their great struggle thwarted and stalled. We have let our leaders drop the baton. They have encouraged a backlash against what we know to be right: the inclusion of African Americans in the rights and privileges guaranteed by our constitution. In denying those constitutional rights, we have forced this failure upon our police. But the hammer sees only the nail. Of course we must rigorously police our police, that is given. But seeing this only, or even primarily, as a police failure: a problem to be fixed where the rubber meets the road, is tragically myopic.
What we face is nothing less than The Great American Mission: a national commitment to ending the injustice of Slavery and a national rejection of racism…
Tune in on Sunday, May 24 when the Taylor’s dear friend, Yo-Yo Ma, will perform all six Bach cello suites live in memoriam for those we have lost in the pandemic and in tribute to the resilience of our communities. You can listen to this live-only streaming event on WCRB Classical Radio and public radio stations nationwide or watch on YouTube.