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.
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.
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.
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!
Daymen C. Toussaint
The Matchstick Architects
“Fire And Rain”
“You’ve Got A Friend”
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.
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
Click now to watch the official music video for “Fair Warning”, the latest single from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Steve Postell). The Immediate Family’s self-titled debut album is available now!